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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

sprinter1 said:
Start with RED and finish with WHITE buffing compound, you can find it at most hardware or automotive stores.
I've seen some people say not to use a Dremel for F&B. Can anyone tell me why. It seems to me that a Dremel with a soft polishing wheel and compound would be perfect to put a mirror finish on the ramp. At this point though I'm not even sure that I need to do it. I have a recent 2G HC P3AT and so far it seems to be working fine. However, the ramp finish is dull compared to the ramp on my Taurus PT140 which came from the factory with a mirror finish.
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

I usually start with some 600 grit paper and finish with a felt bob on the dremel with jewlers rouge.  Dremels are tailor made for polishing.  On the feedramp and chamber, try do as much as you can in the direction of bullet travel.
 
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I usually start with some 600 grit paper and finish with a felt bob on the dremel with jewlers rouge.  Dremels are tailor made for polishing.  On the feedramp and chamber, try do as much as you can in the direction of bullet travel.

+1 .... I also use flitz on some of my gun parts to smooth things up a bit.
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

The Dremel is a good tool to use. Fitz compound is great for polishing. If you want to reduce tool marks etc....Sears has a "block" of polishing compound that I think works great. Of course to polish the throat of the barrel you could just fire off 1,000 rounds.
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

gvaldeg1 said:
[quote author=sprinter1 link=1206287753/0#1 date=1206289644]Start with RED and finish with WHITE buffing compound, you can find it at most hardware or automotive stores.
I've seen some people say not to use a Dremel for F&B. Can anyone tell me why. [/quote]


Nothing wrong with the felt bob approach. The problem lies in all the other abrasive stuff that normally comes in the polishing kit with a dremel it takes material off very quickly. Once you remove the metal it's hard to put it back on.
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

Remember the quote to which I won't do justice:  "Dremel - Latin for "Watch Me Screw This Up!""
I agree that the felt bob should not be a problem and it makes my feedramps and barrel hoods shine nicely.
-Scott
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

This was done using the jewler's rouge that came with the Dremel followed by white automotive polishing compound.

Warning put your sun glasses on.







Before;






After;







About 4 hours worth of polishing over 3 nites.
 

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RAT76 said:
This was done using the jewler's rouge that came with the Dremel followed by white automotive polishing compound.

Warning put your sun glasses on.

About 4 hours worth of polishing over 3 nites.
RAT76,
After polishing to such a shine, could you still have the barrel blued? Or would the slick finish knock me out of blueing the barrel later on?

GoVols
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

I have used Craytex (I think they call it) in years past to get a mirror finish on metals.
You can buy it many ways, in wheels, in sticks and such.
I could chuck it in a drill, a dremel or many other ways.
It comes in very fine grits for polishing too. But be very careful with pressure on softer metals.
I would also think that any auto polish that is designed for the new clear coated paint jobs is going to be a very fine compound.
 

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Guys, I'm with STLPOLICE, I need a BRAND, and more specifically, WHERE to buy it.  I want my two barrels to look like RAT76's!

The Wal-Marts where I live do not sell the polishing compound as a single item - it's only available in a larger polishing kit - so, where (in what stores) is it available separately?

I know what Flitz is, and where to buy it, but let's identify the product names and stores (or web sites) for a broader range of polishing products, please. I may be dense, but the terms red and white are too generic, and who knows where to look for them.

BTW, I wrapped 600 grit around a pencil point, and followed it up with a felt bob, but after hours (ok, minutes of polishing) it still looks like the dull side of aluminum foil - I want a shiny, purdy finish - you know, like RAT76's.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Safe shootin'
 

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Kennesaw said:
I need a BRAND, and more specifically, WHERE to buy it.
Home Depot, power tool section, near the grinders/buffers. Ryobi has the polishing compounds in plastic sleeves.

I'm sure lowes or your local ACE hardware will have it too. It's pretty generic stuff.
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

Don't think blueing would be a problem.

As far as where to get compounds I just used some old automobile polish I had in the garage from the '70s. Look for automotive finish products.

You don't want a compound with a lot of abrasive. It's not rocket science either. I've tried Brasso but it does not seem to work as well.
 

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Re: Whats the best Compound, roux, rouge to F&B my

Roger that - I tried Brasso as well, but the effects were less than impressive. With my P32 and P3AT I'm looking for a product that will duplicate that highly reflective mirror finish I'm seeing on this thread.

Thanks for the responses. Has anyone else had outstanding results like RAT76's?
 
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