If you ever need to strip a silver 10/22 action again. Try using a light deburring wheel on a buffing machine. Works wonders. I stripped the finish off pretty fast. I just need to use a buffing wheel and green compound to polish. When i'm done with the green i'll go to the white to get a real high polish.hope this will help you next time.
Yep, tried a coarse 3M satin wheel first... just heated the paint up and made the paint sticky/gummy. Whomever painted it really put on a thick coat of paint. Had to use paint stripper..... hate that stuff... burned my skin, my throat, my eyes, could taste the crap in my mouth for a whole day afterwards. Worst part was paint was so thick and new I had to strip it 3 times, scrub it with a wire brush with the stripper. Put rubber gloves on the second time after noticing I could no longer feel my finger tips.
(sorry about the thread hi-jack)
I've polished a few motorcycle alummy frames before. Would hand sand up to 400 grit then use white diamond rouge, then green chrome rouge, then finish up with mothers aluminum mag polish. Do this to your 10/22 receiver and you wouldn't need to use ammo on the tree rats, could just permanently blind them with a shot of sunlight then club 'em in the head with a sock full of acorns.
i was wanting a complete reciever action for my wife... i already have a barrel an stock an i don't really need all custom stuff just factory.....looks like they have us by the short hairs since ruger won't sell just a reciever....i'm thinkin i might get to the range more if she had her own .22 rifle...... any ideas would be welcome here...........