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can you use a bench grinder with polishing mops on a rifle action

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by valboskie, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. valboskie

    valboskie Busy Member

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    Hi could someone please tell me if it is possible tou use polishing mops with
    different grades of copound to help polish out pitting then to give a final polish
    before blueing.

    I bought the polishing kit to use then was told it was no use as it ripples the metal
    and you can't get a nice blued finish.so I sent it back to the shop
    but I have read others use them so I am really after a definitive answer yes or no
    in case I can and need to re order.
    Cheers
    David
     
  2. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    I've used them for a mirror polish on metal many times,usually start at 600grit paper,progressing to 2,000 then 6,000 + 9,000 micromesh and then onto the polishing mops with red then green compound and finally a clean mop to remove any traces of compound
     
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    I use polishing mops on the vintage banjos that I restore and have had no issues with them.atb Paul.
     
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    I have used one for years when doing motorbike parts, work great if you get the correct mops and polish for the job.
     
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    terry1001 Major Poster

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    There should be no problems. As with all polishing and especially with power tools you need to be very careful on edges and corners. Polishing removes material from the surface and you have to be careful to do this slowly and evenly to get good results.
     
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    I cleaned up a muzzle loading shotgun with one prior to refinishing it. My friend used to have a polishing shop, so I had easy access to polishing lathes.



    John
     
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    have just bought a bench grinder and have removed the stones and fitted the mops :eek:only spins at 3000rpm:eek:but still unsure about the different compounds for useage with the different colours ,but what I have done has come out ok easier when cleaning the misses brasses:eek::rolleyes:
     
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  8. SteveO

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    I used a bench grinder with sisal mops fitted to polish and restore the action on my XS79, it worked beautifully and the bluing on the gun is very nice due to the finish to the metal from polishing out the pitting.
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    For small items, I use a dremel:)
     
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    Just worth pointing out that despite how nasty they might look the cheap bench grinders lack grunt.
    I was grinding something for my mates car on his and with enough pressure I was able to stop it turning.
     

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