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Old 03-13-2008, 04:30 PM
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Que, big improvement. Looks much better. Now the bad news. It's time to start all over again at 220 grit!!

Seriously though, when I was doing my last one and going for the "mirror" shine, and got up to compound, mine still had some of the marks like yours does. I went back and did it all again from like 320 grit up. Also, you may want to get some higher grits if you are ending at 800. I got some 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, and 3000 grit from an autoparts store. It really does help too. Also, and you may have already answered this, are you wet sanding, or dry sanding? I wet sanded the whole thing all the way from 220 up, and it really seemed to help speed up the process and to even out the sanding coats.

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Old 03-13-2008, 04:48 PM
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FWIW,

i find that when sanding alum esp, and not under a slow drip, the paper may
clog with a bit of alum and will scratch the rcvr. so, i do most of my sanding
in the sink, i think the highest i can get here is 1200,

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:05 PM
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If you have a Checker auto or Napa, or something like that, give them a ring. You might get lucky. If not, let me know, I found a 3M store about a mile away from my office.

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:19 PM
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thanks, JJ,

have a NAPA here, and ACE. i suppose i could get higher than 1200 if i wanted
to order some, but for my needs 1200 seems okay, plus i have a buffer if i need
one with all the diff compounds,

seems like no matter how smooth the paper, there will always be some
micro-scopic scratches left from the previous grit, hence the buffer, but Que
dont have one available so in his case higher grits may be necessary, then
a lot of polishing.

have tried using a dremel, but since the felt pads are a bit narrow, they do tend to "streak".
a bigger felt pad in a hand drill may work better with some jewelers rouge,

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:53 PM
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dang you pirates just want me to work do you? I sort of figured I needed to drop back down again. I may just have to buy a small bench mount buffer. I'm sure it'd be used more than the one time for this.
Tuck again thanks for the offer as I may yet get up with you.



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Old 03-13-2008, 06:36 PM
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Great looking project, Que. How many do you have going now?
I can barely get time to shoot between work, work, family and sleep (if I'm lucky). Be looking for the finished product(s).

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Que,

keep us up to date on the polishing. may wanna do a similiar on the 96/
rcvr with a SS bbl and a bit of a darker stain on the stock. should be a nice
contrast, only prob is the lever. looks coated, but may just lv it as is.

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currently have 3 going on at one level or another. here is the last of the polishing tonight. I dropped back down to 320, then 400, 500, 600, 1500, 2000. there ya go. thats all I have for tonight, I'm whupped




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currently have 3 going on at one level or another. here is the last of the polishing tonight. I dropped back down to 320, then 400, 500, 600, 1500, 2000. there ya go. thats all I have for tonight, I'm whupped
Que - You NEED a buffer. Just explain it all to your sweet wife and she will take pity on you - Then its off to Sears or Harbor Freight! Trust me on this one...
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yeah Ops I think you are right on this one. I guess in "our" travels this weekend I'll have to surprize her with a new buffer. I'm sure she'd like to have one if she knew what it was



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Old 03-13-2008, 07:58 PM
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check out your pawn shops for a buffer. just xplain to the woman that a buffer is what is used to keep the silverware shiny, lol,

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check out your pawn shops for a buffer. just xplain to the woman that a buffer is what is used to keep the silverware shiny, lol,

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good idea on both counts there rico



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Looking good Que Like the others have said, get a buffer and really make it shine I use a grinder with a buffer wheel and a big stick of compound that you can buy at Menards or just about any hardware. Makes real quick work out of it.

It's T-shirt weather here this week, beautiful weather and around 40 degrees. I even took the plow and chains off the ATV, the snow is melting pretty quick I'll be able to set my shooting range back up and get some trigger time in soon.
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Que,

I have a quick question, how is the stock coming along on this one? Just wondering if you have been working on it and how it looks.

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JJ I haven't touched the stock really. just sit back and look at it from time to time. I need to get to it but there has been so much other stuff going on. The 68FG was supposed to be up next, then the Liberty and then this one. They started to run together somewhat. I'll be getting to it, I'll be trying to bed this one proper and then work up the finish on it.



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