Stainless Finish Mod. Possible?


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BlindJustice
September 7, 2007, 02:27 PM
The S & W Model 625 is the only one I have seen
that has the Matte ( or as one ref. called it 'frosted' )
finish whereas the other 6xx stainless all have the
satin shiny finish - can the satin finish be changed
to the matte finish?

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achildofthesky
September 7, 2007, 02:33 PM
Yep, bead blasting gives a matte finish... Had it done on a Marlin that had the satin finish stainless.

Patty

BlindJustice
September 7, 2007, 03:22 PM
Thanks Patty - the S & W Perf. Center doesn't explain the
result of the Bead Blasting.

Moonclip
September 11, 2007, 06:27 AM
Colt has put out some matte stainless guns as well.

RyanM
September 11, 2007, 02:08 PM
Beware that some stainless steels will rust almost as readily as blued guns, when bead-blasted. All the tiny pits make a lot more surface area for moisture to cling to. I have to wipe down my Kahr MK40 about as often as my blued guns, or it gets tiny spots of rust freckling.

Moonclip
September 12, 2007, 05:33 AM
So it's kinda like a parkerized finish over the shiny stainless?

JoeHatley
September 12, 2007, 11:59 AM
Stock 625 matt finish.
http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/625_3l.jpg

Performance Center matt finish.
http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/625_Vcomp_l.jpg

Not a lot of difference. I would guess that a "natural brushed" (shiny) S&W revolver would end up looking similar after a bead blast finish.

Maybe...

Joe

GunTech
September 12, 2007, 12:34 PM
It depends on the type and size of grit used, and the pressure.

There's also vapory blasting, where fine grit is in a liquid. Generally, it leavse a finer matte finish.

Geronimo45
September 12, 2007, 12:47 PM
Interesting. Is there also a way to shiny-up the matte stainless?

Moonclip
September 13, 2007, 02:29 AM
I had a S&W 649 in a standard stainless finish that was carry worn. Using a product called blue magic available at Pep Boys with a rag made it very shiny. I tried this on a stainless Ruger MKII though and it didn't get that shiny, maybe a different type of stainless?

JoeHatley
September 13, 2007, 12:09 PM
Interesting. Is there also a way to shiny-up the matte stainless?

Yup. Flitz and anout an hour of rubbing.

http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/625mg_45lc_t.jpg

That 625 started out with the brushed finish. Matt would take a bit longer.

Joe

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