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Safe to polish a stainless steel slide?

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Unread 08-28-2011, 05:49 PM
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Safe to polish a stainless steel slide?

I've got a pistol with a stainless steel slide that has some holster rub marks and a (small, light) scratch. I've was thinking of selling it and wanted to try to spruce it up a bit without the wrapping up the time/money in a refinish. I know they make all kinds of rubbing compounds and stainless steel polishes, but wasn't sure if it would cause more damage than good. I'm pretty certain that I can't be the first person to want to try this, anybody got some advice, or words of warning?
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    Unread 08-29-2011, 06:10 AM
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    Re: Safe to polish a stainless steel slide?

    I've seen plenty of firearms ruined by improper polishing technique/practice. Proper polishing is a skill, that's why it costs to have it done.
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    Re: Safe to polish a stainless steel slide?

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    I've seen plenty of firearms ruined by improper polishing technique/practice. Proper polishing is a skill, that's why it costs to have it done.
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    The safest way to dress up your pistol is to bead blast it. (Not sand blast).

    Bead Blasting will give it a low luster and hide any scratches without removing any
    metal.

    Just a suggestion.

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