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Advice how far to take my polishing?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TheWilding, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. TheWilding

    TheWilding Member

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    Hi guys,

    Ive just invested in a tune kit for my lightning XL Tac .22 and while Im in there I plan to polish the cylinder, piston & trigger.

    How far do you recommend taking this polish to?

    A full on mirror shine or a dull smooth finish to enable grease to key to the parts when I buff it in?
     
  2. andybro

    andybro Engaging Member

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    The only bit of advice is do it in steps and fo a full reassemble and chrono. It might be possible to srnd over the power limit.
     
  3. ovy4213

    ovy4213 Pro Poster

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    On areas which don't take lubricants like the hammers on a pcp I polish with 1200 gritt wet and dry till its like a mirror.
    on areas which do take light lube like the piston on a springer I polish it with fine wire wool so it has a bare metal but not mirror finish, it allows the lube to grip to the piston without sliding off and pooling.
     
  4. RichieRich

    RichieRich Ping!

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    You only need to do this to a point where the surfaces are smooth. You don't need a mirror shine, just enough to deburr and it's job done
     

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