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#1 Cakedogs

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:32 AM

So I've been sitting around with nothing to do, and some steel wool in my bin. So what do I do?
Inspiration struck from polishing some WE 1911 magazines, so a KWA magazine was the next step. This really wasn't a hard job at all to acomplish, it just takes a bit of determination, patience, and strong hand/finger joints.

Here's a few pics for now, i don't want to crowd up forum space so you can find the rest on my photobucket.
http://s1015.photobu...agazine polish/
As usual, the password for this album is "KWAUSA", feel free to spread around if you wish.

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So as you can tell, it makes the magazine finish identical to that of a real firearm magazine, and not only that, it makes inserting and removing the mag much smoother.

So all in all this isnt a hard job at all (Not nearly as hard as sanding the slide was) and can be done pretty easily by anyone with a bit of elbow grease to spare.

Edited by Cakedogs, 16 July 2011 - 09:35 AM.


#2 Acorn Avenger

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:06 AM

View PostCakedogs, on 16 July 2011 - 09:32 AM, said:

So I've been sitting around with nothing to do, and some steel wool in my bin. So what do I do?
Inspiration struck from polishing some WE 1911 magazines, so a KWA magazine was the next step. This really wasn't a hard job at all to acomplish, it just takes a bit of determination, patience, and strong hand/finger joints.

Here's a few pics for now, i don't want to crowd up forum space so you can find the rest on my photobucket.
http://s1015.photobu...agazine polish/
As usual, the password for this album is "KWAUSA", feel free to spread around if you wish.

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So as you can tell, it makes the magazine finish identical to that of a real firearm magazine, and not only that, it makes inserting and removing the mag much smoother.

So all in all this isnt a hard job at all (Not nearly as hard as sanding the slide was) and can be done pretty easily by anyone with a bit of elbow grease to spare.
Can you polish the slide like yours with steel wool? what did you use?

#3 Cakedogs

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:10 AM

I originall polished my slide with a really fine grit sandpaper, which was in the long run a very bad idea.

Every so-often i will clean the slide with steel wool, though I'm sure you may be able to polish it aswell. There may be some slight scratches, so be sure to file that down with some fine grit paper when your done.

EDIT: I meant to add that you can file it with fine grit paper, but it will take a lot more effort than using steel wool.

Edited by Cakedogs, 18 July 2011 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

View PostCakedogs, on 18 July 2011 - 11:10 AM, said:

I originall polished my slide with a really fine grit sandpaper, which was in the long run a very bad idea.

Every so-often i will clean the slide with steel wool, though I'm sure you may be able to polish it aswell. There may be some slight scratches, so be sure to file that down with some fine grit paper when your done.
thanks for the reply.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:23 PM

The BEST way to polish the slide of any KWA gun, is to chemically strip the paint, first. Get some aircraft grade aerosol and make DARN sure that you also buy chem-proof rubber gloves and use proper eye & breathing protection.
The stripper will bubble-up the paint in literally a matter of seconds. Then you just wipe it off and clean the chemical agent away. The finish beneath won't be polished, but it's such (sadly) soft aluminum alloy that you can very easily polish it with some fine-grit abrasive. Then just maintain it with some Flitz or Mag polish.

Unfortunately, this does NOT work for the frames of their metal pistols. Those are some kind of coated / treated steel alloy. The outer paint will come right off, but it will reveal a weird dark, dull finish which is much harder to polish satisfactorily. Good luck. YMMV.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:23 AM

Pretty Good!

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