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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I used #8 for my first foray into home salt bluing, but it ended up a little too satin. I’m happy with it, especially considering it was my first experience with bluing and media blasting. What works best/what do others prefer for a good contrast between rounds and flats sanded to around 400...
  2. General 1911 talk
    So I have this bobbed Springer Champion that has an incredible trigger. It is really nice, but there is one thing about it that I wish one of the previous owners had taken care of when they were performing other mods to this gun. I wish they had flush cut the slide stop somewhere along the...
  3. 1911 Gunsmithing
    @pistolwretch, since you were so much help the last time along with many others, I thought I would directly ask your help on this one as well. I have an aluminum frame I intend on refinishing,.. What is the best bead blasting prep for this project? I know it should be light on the psi. I have...
  4. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I recently acquired a pistol that had some holster wear and a scratch on the slide, the person had attempted to remove the scratch with a scotchbrite pad much the way you would for a brushed stainless finish. I have bead blasted before but, mostly to completely refinish the pistol. So, color was...
  5. 1911 Gunsmithing
    So, this may be a dumb question but can ionbond finish be removed (blasted off with AO, or..)? Picked up Colt Combat Unit which is stainless slide and frame with ionbond finish. Thought about removing the finish then bead blasting the stainless. Any thoughts are always appreciated.
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