SS ROA....matte or polished?


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Psycho
May 15, 2013, 08:17 PM
The two guns below both started out as matte stainless steel but I bought some Mothers Mag polish and put some elbow grease into the one to give it a nice, shiny polished look.

I suspect I'll end up polishing the second one as well since it becomes that much more of an eye catcher.

I like stainless both ways but curious as to which way others prefer their stainless ROA's.

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w537/GreaserGA/Guns/IMG_20130514_143111_081_zps7851a73d.jpg

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w537/GreaserGA/Guns/IMG_20130514_143129_381_zpse584e586.jpg

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w537/GreaserGA/Guns/IMG_20130514_143135_545_zps8b8667cb.jpg

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4v50 Gary
May 15, 2013, 09:05 PM
Shined up nicely, didn't it?

J-Bar
May 15, 2013, 09:25 PM
Dang, but it's nice to see firearms in some kinda finish besides camo, black or pink!

Nicely done.

Jaymo
May 15, 2013, 09:51 PM
Nice. Now, I want to polish my 1976 Liberty Edition, and my GP100.
My Single Six .32 H&R is shiny from the factory.

wap41
May 15, 2013, 10:03 PM
I have three factory high polish with faux ivory grips and I like them much better than reg S.S.or blue

AbitNutz
May 16, 2013, 09:58 AM
The high polish clean up much easier...

CraigC
May 16, 2013, 11:40 AM
The factory finish is more of a satin or brushed finish. Matte would be bead blasted. That said, I hate Ruger's brushed finish and greatly prefer either a bright polish or a soft bead blast.

BHP FAN
May 16, 2013, 01:31 PM
Looks like a really nice antique nickle finish...the way they did it in the old days... on say, Indian Police Remmies. Really nice job. Too bad mine's blued.

BHP FAN
May 16, 2013, 01:34 PM
Now you need some grips...

http://www.getgrip.com/main/overview/cowboy.html

kendak
May 16, 2013, 02:01 PM
satin..chrome is for the boys in the hood

CraigC
May 16, 2013, 02:09 PM
chrome is for the boys in the hood
Nonsense. Bright nickel has been used for sixguns for at least 140yrs. This weird aversion some people have towards shiny guns is a modern thing.

kendak
May 16, 2013, 02:36 PM
well everybody has their own opinion & I don't like shiny except on my HD ..have a nice day

Patocazador
May 16, 2013, 03:32 PM
The finish doesn't matter to me personally BUT where did you get the S&W type front sight???? I want one.

wap41
May 16, 2013, 05:28 PM
color is a personal preference,if ROA's only came purple with orange polka dots I'd still have to have one.It's the shooting that counts

Psycho
May 16, 2013, 09:12 PM
Shined up nicely, didn't it?
Yes it did.

Dang, but it's nice to see firearms in some kinda finish besides camo, black or pink!
Thanks

Nice. Now, I want to polish my 1976 Liberty Edition, and my GP100.
I've been looking to get a GP 100 and wonder how it would look polished up. That's a lot of metal that would be just gleaming :)

The factory finish is more of a satin or brushed finish. Matte would be bead blasted. That said, I hate Ruger's brushed finish and greatly prefer either a bright polish or a soft bead blast.
Yeah, satin is probably the word I was actually looking for.

Looks like a really nice antique nickle finish...the way they did it in the old days... on say, Indian Police Remmies. Really nice job. Too bad mine's blued.
Thanks. That could be a good excuse to get another one in stainless.

The finish doesn't matter to me personally BUT where did you get the S&W type front sight???? I want one.
Sorry I can't answer or take credit for that. The gentleman I bought it from in California had that installed by a gunsmith out there. That was a nice bonus on the purchase.

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