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I didnt want to start a new thread on this but I couldnt find it anywhere.

What is the best and easiest way for a very VERY novice person to polish the barrel and feed ramp?
 

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I don't have a dremmel, or similar power tool, so for me, I just used a 'Scrubby' sponge with Soft Scrub. I started with a dry (but pliable) sponge, to work the grit in, then finished up with a moist sponge.

It doesn't have a mirror finish, but it does glint in the sunshine. :)

The Fluff & Buff threads recommend a High Grit (600 or higher?) sandpaper for he ramp. Spool it around a pencil or pen and work it in the direction the bullet will feed into the chamber. If you polish/smooth the chamber, use an in & out sanding (again... Direction of travel), not a twisting motion.
 

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there are a lot of differnt ways ,but it is much easyer to have a buffing wheel start with 400 wet and dry move up to 600 then to 1200 then buff with a compound
 

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I usually polish the feed ramps of all my pistols, is there a reason to polish the barrel?
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Thom
 

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If you pistol shooting and no feeding problems Then no need to polish Its working leave it be.

All this might have been needed years ago but today I think a waste of effort . 99% of pistols work just fine from factory. If doesn't return for warranty

Non of my 5 KelTec's have required 1 thing other than cleaned and lubed . When I removed from box. Heck I didn't even clean them till 50 rounds down range just lubed .
 

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If you pistol shooting and no feeding problems Then no need to polish Its working leave it be.

All this might have been needed years ago but today I think a waste of effort . 99% of pistols work just fine from factory. If doesn't return for warranty

Non of my 5 KelTec's have required 1 thing other than cleaned and lubed . When I removed from box. Heck I didn't even clean them till 50 rounds down range just lubed .
Wow... I hope You posted this from a phone... Did you? :D
 

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I found that wrapping the sanpaper around a pencil works well. I use about the same grit as recomended but I add a 1000, 1500,2000 and 3000 grit to the process.

I use to polish wheels and axles for my sons pinewood derby cars , err, I mean uh , Help my sons polish there wheels and axles for pinewood derby LOL.

I had the fine grade sand paper left over along with some Flitz and I can usually get a mirror finish out of the feed ramp.
 

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I used 320 and 400 (because that's what I had) and it came out great. Wish I would have taken before and after photos. Looks and feels nice. Haven't been to the range since I did it the other day. Will put my efforts to the test Thursday.

MJ
 
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