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All right Give us the run down on how to get the don;t take it out in the sunshine because you will go blind shiny Finish ..
 

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Personallly if you want to have a shiny finish on your pistols I would recommend a Buffer Wheel. This takes off no metal just polishes, you can use either Fritiz, or Semi Chrome Polishing compound to get the finish you want. Always avoid a belt sander you can start with crous (sp.) cloth with is Blk paper to remove the coating on your pistol on a flat surface. Then it is a faily slow pocesss on the polishing wheel applying the Fritz on the wheel and the start the polishing process to your liking.
 

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While it's on my mind

I wanted to mention that Brownells sells a bluing touchup called OXPHO-BLUE. It matches black oxide guns like the finish Fusion provides.

I use it to touch up my black "blued" Yo-Bo 1911.
 

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I believe the black oxide process can be applied to carbon steel, stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper and die cast zinc.

Just wanted to mention how Oxpho-Blue is pretty good at matching a rich black finish for touchups.
 

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For those that don't know Blk Oxide is used only on Stainless guns.
Vic,I'll have to do my homework but I have a Kimber TLE with the black oxide finish,and it has a stainless frame and a carbon slide (I guess it's what they had handy when they put it together). But,it has the black oxide on the carbon and stainless steel. :confused:
 

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I very highly recommend Mahovsky's metalife hard chrome finish. His pricing is VERY competitive at 135. for a complete semi auto and 145. if it has a chrome frame. It's the hardest finish out there and if you have him do it to a an aluminum frame it makes it something like 85 on the rockwell scale (going by memory but he can give you the correct number if I am wrong) but it makes it harder than steel. The ramp can be polished, etc. and it's an outstanding way to go if you want a pretty indestructive finish.

http://www.mahovskysmetalife.com/PriceSheet%20Page%205.htm

http://www.mahovskysmetalife.com/index.htm

Here's some *sigh* pic's of my ex aluminum framed colt xse.



 

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For those that don't know Blk Oxide is used only on Stainless guns.
So if i buff out my slide i can then Black oxide it ?
 

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Love that gun Jerry
 

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I HAVE decided to pick up another xse lwt when I can and do it similarly as a bbq carry gun. Might now be right away, but it will happen.
 

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Hum i got one i'm tempted to do so many projects and guns so little time and money
 

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How Dark will it do it ?
 

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Hum that might work .. Wonder about Doing a Stainless Wheelie
 

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I have a old Ruger that has seen better days i got for a cheap price to experiment on hum
 
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