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    Custom Polished P226

    Took a dremel to my standard 226 and here's the outcome




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    That's beautiful. What was the original finish, blackened stainless?
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    The original finish was blued stainless yeah. Some vinegar and elbow grease gives a nice smooth finish, not quite mirrored, but very nice.

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    I think I'm about done with this little project for now. Here are some before and after shots:






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    I guess if you like shiney guns. I perfer mine not to be.
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    Very nice job. Looks like a lot of work and it turned out awesome.
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    If you had said it came from the factory like that, I would have believed you. Good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4angrybadgers View Post
    If you had said it came from the factory like that, I would have believed you. Good work!
    Looks great! Add's some nice contrast to the gun and sets yours apart from the others. I like Individuality, and you have achieved that! Nice Job!

    Oh and a nice thumbs up to Dremels. Otherwise your hands would be hurting like crazy after all that polishing!

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    The dremel definitely made things easier. I used vinegar and a green scratch pad to remove the bluing, then hand polished it with Mothers for a few hours before I broke out the dremel for details and a final polishing.

    My original plan was to strip it down and refinish it, but I might leave it shiny, for a while at least.

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