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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:34 pm 
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Location: Montreal area
Comrade_Zaitsev wrote:
silentman wrote:
By having done it on my M1911TAC, I have couple recommandations.

Use paint stripper to remove original paint, it will leave no sratch so you will be able to start sanding with finer grit sand paper, 600 preferrably. Then 1000 or 1200, 1500 scuff pad to make it smooth close to being done and lastly use polishing paste Autosol metal polish (found it at Canadian tire) with a dremel and 2'' cotton Wheel.

One big draw back, every time you will touch it it will leave traces on it after a little time. Every time I handle it I wear cotton gloves so not to leave marks and I hand polish it back every 2 months or so, meaning separating slide from main body and removing the grip's

Can't make a descent pict yet.

Wow that looks good and I shall probably give it an attempt once i have all the parts i need to have 2 complete pistols. For the supplies can they all be found @ canadian tire? I am new to the whole refinishing of metals.

Pretty much every thing... 8)

TW1911, Steel Force
GSG 92, Walther CP99 Compact
BlackWater M1911A1(polished)
Glock G17 6mm
SW M'n'P 40, Crosman 357 6'', SA 1911 TRS
Brodax 44, M1911A1 twin barrel 6mm.
M1911 Dragon 7'' Hi-Capa6mm, M1911 twin Hi-Capa
H'n'K USP. DT4 Nemesis 6mm

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:10 am 
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Location: Estrie, Québec
Anyone experienced these kind of DIY plating kits?

Edit: I just find that there is a Caswell Canada:

I'm breathing air, I'm shooting air…

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:14 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:30 pm
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Location: Edmonton
Sounds interesting but, on the electroplating link, it states: "This system is too acidic for pot metal, which should be plated first in Flash Copper™."
and on the electroless: This system will NOT plate pot metal. We sell Flash Copper for this purpose. This system will plate aluminum if the metal is primed with Zincate first.
So, looks like more purchases will be needed.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:57 am 

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Pot metal can be buffed and you can clear coat it to make it last longer.

Occasionally, we get a pot metal part from a 40's or 50's car that is too far rotted to be able to plate and the only option is to buff it out and clear it.

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