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Stainless Finish Mod. Possible?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by BlindJustice, Sep 7, 2007.

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  1. BlindJustice

    BlindJustice Member

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    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?
     
  2. achildofthesky

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    Yep, bead blasting gives a matte finish...

    Yep, bead blasting gives a matte finish... Had it done on a Marlin that had the satin finish stainless.

    Patty
     
  3. BlindJustice

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    Thanks Patty - the S & W Perf. Center doesn't explain the
    result of the Bead Blasting.
     
  4. Moonclip

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    Colt has put out some matte stainless guns as well.
     
  5. RyanM

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    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.
     
  6. Moonclip

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    So it's kinda like a parkerized finish over the shiny stainless?
     
  7. JoeHatley

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    Stock 625 matt finish.
    [​IMG]

    Performance Center matt finish.
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Interesting. Is there also a way to shiny-up the matte stainless?
     
  10. Moonclip

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    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?
     
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    Yup. Flitz and anout an hour of rubbing.

    [​IMG]

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

    Joe
     
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