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 Post subject: Polishing internals
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:21 am 
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Hi folks,

Just a quick question.

What products are best to use when polishing a trigger sear and other internals? I've done this years ago to my 2240, but I can't for the life of me remember what I used. I don't think I had a dremel at the time, so it must have been something by hand. I have a dremel now, so any advise is greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Polishing internals
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:36 am 
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Advice os don't dremrl trogger contact parts. Use SiC samdpaper in oncreasong # from abt 400 to 1000, wet and flat as possible . Dont smooth rdges, make rounds etc. Kepp angles true, just polish surfaces without changong profiles.

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 Post subject: Re: Polishing internals
PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:27 am 
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Check out a guy called Mountain Storm on YouTube. He has a whole series of videos on modding 2240s and at least one video on polishing the sear, trigger, hammer.


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing internals
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:19 pm 
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I use a Dremel but also use what is called a “Ruby Nail File” or “Revlon Ceramic Stone Nail File”. They're sweet b/c they last substantially longer than the normal stones sold for trigger and misc work. I also often wrap sandpaper around the file if I want a diff grit or I want to spare the file wear on tougher jobs. Point being you can simply wrap sandpaper around whatever, like a popsicle stick, butter knife, metal file or whatever.
I suggest good quality wet/dry paper made in the US or Canada, no chinese stuff! I usually use 3M, Norton or Gator.
For the Dremel I usually use sanding discs, Moore brand, Garnet in Fine and 7/8". I usually put a felt polishing wheel behind it for support. I only use it w/o the felt if it's a super delicate job. Those discs are kinda hard to find but my notes say I last got them from chimedsupply.com
http://www.chimedsupply.com/Moores-Pin- ... 78-GF.html
Either way they're super handy for misc projects so totally worth getting, imo. Same w/ the ceramic file, which I also use on various stuff. And of course I have like 10lbs of quality sandpaper from 80 to 2000grit, and various buffing compounds and grit pastes.
If you need a Demel I use the #7300 which is pretty cheap. It's advantages are it's cordless and spins at a much slower speed. I modded mine to fit in tighter spots and reverse direction for certain situations. Batt life kinda sux but you can put better batts in it or buy packs already done. I got a two pack from either ebay or amazon. It's nice to have extra charged batts ready... If interested I can explain how to mod the dremel or batt packs.


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing internals
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:07 pm 
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Thanks for the info everyone. Much appreciated.

Chevota, I totally agree on using good quality sand paper. I only use Gator for household stuff. I do a bit of furniture refinishing and Gator is the best sand paper hands down.

I'll check out that dremel and also those stones you mentioned. I have a dremel but they can be a bit awkward for small work.

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