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    Stainless steel refinishing?

    I have a line on a stainless pistol that has seen better days. It's mechanically sound but the exterior has many scrapes and scratches. I could either have it polished up to look like nickel or CeraKoted. Any suggestions on who would be good to refinish it preferably in Ontario?

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    If you polish it up it will show even the most minor of blemishes in the future.

    The cheapest option would be to have it bead blasted a dull stainless. That should cover up the existing marks and make future one's much less noticeable.

    Maybe someone else can chime in about Ontario applicators. Otherwise Blackbox, Ceracoat BC, and Armacoat are all well reviewed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlgun View Post
    If you polish it up it will show even the most minor of blemishes in the future.

    The cheapest option would be to have it bead blasted a dull stainless. That should cover up the existing marks and make future one's much less noticeable.

    Maybe someone else can chime in about Ontario applicators. Otherwise Blackbox, Ceracoat BC, and Armacoat are all well reviewed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlgun View Post
    If you polish it up it will show even the most minor of blemishes in the future.

    The cheapest option would be to have it bead blasted a dull stainless. That should cover up the existing marks and make future one's much less noticeable.

    Maybe someone else can chime in about Ontario applicators. Otherwise Blackbox, Ceracoat BC, and Armacoat are all well reviewed.
    Thanks. I'm not wedded to the polish. Bead blasting sounds like the better choice.

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    STAINLESS plus STEEL yes its going to rust . Hello that is why they use bronze as cooling with salt water as all the steal gets eaten . OH my ? just get some Silvo and rub it down

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    Quote Originally Posted by karm View Post
    STAINLESS plus STEEL yes its going to rust . Hello that is why they use bronze as cooling with salt water as all the steal gets eaten . OH my ? just get some Silvo and rub it down
    You again? The gas cylinders on the Garand rifle are made from stainless steel and you will be hard pressed to find those rusting. We are a gun related forum, not a marine chatboard on the high seas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two For Sure View Post
    Thanks. I'm not wedded to the polish. Bead blasting sounds like the better choice.
    If you're able to, have whoever does the blasting use the residue from once used glass beads. It's like flour, and you'll get a smoother surface than brand new blasting media while still taking the shine off.
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    Another necro thread revived with a bit of nonsense.

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    3m pad. Brushed stainless ftw

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