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How does Magnaport do their pinstriping?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by MASTEROFMALICE, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. MASTEROFMALICE

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    I've always liked the look of the vertical polished bands Magnaport puts on revolver cylinders and barrels and would like to try my hand at it.

    How do they polish the metal with such precision so that the lines between polished and unpolished appear crisp and stright?

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. JoeHatley

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    Swag: They high polish the cylinder, then tape off the area they want to stay polished. Finish up with bead blasting the exposed (un-taped) cylinder.

    Maybe...

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    Thats gotta be how they do it.

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  4. MASTEROFMALICE

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    I don't suppose they'd tell me if I asked, huh?
     
  5. jameslovesjammie

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    I guess I've never seen one done. Anybody have a picture?
     
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    Vynyl Electoral tape works quite well for bead / sand blast making.
    However, I doubt they take the time to trim it to size for those little straight lines.

    On the other-hand, vinyl Chart Tape is already straight, and comes in many widths & colors! Take your pick!

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