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Old 04-06-2011, 12:33 AM
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I found a new way in presenting the amount of reflection I now have on my 5906.
I hope you like my efforts, as it was a labor of love to improve the scratched and worn look of a used pistol.

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Old 04-06-2011, 11:28 PM
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Must not look to good, huh?
And no, I didn't use Mothers,
and yes, I used power tools to get the shine, my bad, I guess..........
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That's really something. I bought a 5906 today, but I got the matte stainless. They had one with a shiny finish, but it was dinged up a little. Do you just buff the hell out of it with a dremel?
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if i send you mine do you wanna do it ???????


VERY NICE JOB
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That's really something. I bought a 5906 today, but I got the matte stainless. They had one with a shiny finish, but it was dinged up a little. Do you just buff the hell out of it with a dremel?
I block sanded the finish until the pitted finish was smooth.
The large wide areas were polished with a wide cloth wheel on a die grinder, and the smaller, hard to reach areas were done with a dremel.
Like what has been said here many times, if the dremel isn't used correctly, you can end up having a wavy finish because the dremel polishing wheels are too small and hard and will groove the finish if not careful.

I have been polishing metal since the mid 70s, and have learned alot over the years.

This is what I startred with, and feel I had very little to loose in trying to improve the beauty of this pistol, considering the gouges in the finish..

It shoots as well as it looks, if not better!

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if i send you mine do you wanna do it ???????


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WOW..........dang good job
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Very nice, takes a lot of work to get one that shiny!
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