mcarterbrown.com  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-02-2009, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
S6 Fund $1.70/$540
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Send a message via AIM to SuxXarD Send a message via MSN to SuxXarD Send a message via Yahoo to SuxXarD

Polishing a Classic Body

Just curious if I can do it.

I've got a "chrome" System X drop forward and on/off combo I've been waiting to rock on a marker, and I figured my Classic mag I'm getting is the perfect candidate!

I wanna polish the body, so it's CLOSE enough resemblance to the drop and on/off.

Is it doable?
What do I need/what should I use?

Basically, I want this body


To resemble this drop and on/off.


Any input is muchly appreciated!
Thanks guys!
__________________
For Sale
WTT for GX-3
LG Xenon/GR500

#MCB Fun
[20:07] <Murph> oooohhh good song title, turkey baster creampie
SuxXarD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 12:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
King of the OFG
 
Robertsr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Waynesboro, VA
Send a message via MSN to Robertsr

Kilt Fan
Totally do-able. Just takes a lot of time. You should be able to get everything you need at your local hardware store.
__________________
MicroMags 'R Us

FEEDBACK
Robertsr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008

There are some people that will polish it for you for a price. I asked about this with my minmag body and you can read the replies in that thread for more information. Minimag Bodies
sunshaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Ghost with the most
 
Phantom Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pender Island, BC
Send a message via AIM to Phantom Power Send a message via MSN to Phantom Power

All you need a some fine automotive sandpapers 600, 1000, 2000 and a few hours with a buffing wheel.
Phantom Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 02:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
Post Whore
 
LK-13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St.Catharines Ontario Canada

and don't forget the valves!
they come up really nice.
Stainless steel:



__________________
There are 2 classifications of Terrorist,
1) Dead
2)Not Dead Enough
[CENTER][B][
LK-13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 05:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
S6 Fund $1.70/$540
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Send a message via AIM to SuxXarD Send a message via MSN to SuxXarD Send a message via Yahoo to SuxXarD

Oooh, that's sexy.
DEFINITELY gonna have to get the valves matching.

What sort of polish should I use?

EDIT: Also, can I get buffing wheels for a dremel?
__________________
For Sale
WTT for GX-3
LG Xenon/GR500

#MCB Fun
[20:07] <Murph> oooohhh good song title, turkey baster creampie

Last edited by SuxXarD; 11-02-2009 at 05:25 PM.
SuxXarD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ghost with the most
 
Phantom Power's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pender Island, BC
Send a message via AIM to Phantom Power Send a message via MSN to Phantom Power

You can, but you'll only want to use those for getting in the tight spaces around the powerfeed. Polishing the whole body with a tiny little dremel buffing wheel would take days.
Phantom Power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 05:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
S6 Fund $1.70/$540
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Belleville, Ontario
Send a message via AIM to SuxXarD Send a message via MSN to SuxXarD Send a message via Yahoo to SuxXarD

Well, it'll be an on-going project.

Don't really have access to anything other than a dremel.
__________________
For Sale
WTT for GX-3
LG Xenon/GR500

#MCB Fun
[20:07] <Murph> oooohhh good song title, turkey baster creampie
SuxXarD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
Spider!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, TX

If you have no good power tools for polishing, it takes about an hour of steady work with wet/dry sandpaper. It's messy too. However, I found a decent approach...

ACE hardware has an assorted pack of wet/dry sandpaper that goes from 220 (iirc) to 1500 grit. 220, 320, 400, 600, 1500. Maybe I already had the 220. 220 is where I start by hand on a matte finish body. It's kind of hard to tell when you've gotten down past the pitting. Go length wise with one grit, then move up to the next grit going a different direction so you can watch the scratches. When all the scratches are going the new way, go to the next grit. Going from 600 to 1500 can be tedious compared to the others. After a good 1500 polish, you will be shiny, but not mirrored like LK-13's or lukescustoms. You can get closer with polishing compound and a dremel, but it will not be as even.

It's a lot of work, but I solved that last time by hauling my stuff down to the water on South Padre Island, along with a pitcher of margaritas, and played sand castles and mag bodies all afternoon. That's what I call a Tequila finish.
__________________
My Feedback

some things are stickier than others
Spider! is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2009, 01:23 AM   #10 (permalink)
Yes, that is a joke ---->
 
ta2maki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sunny Southern California

CCM Fan
AKA Fan
Brass N Wood Fan
Palmers Fan
What I used when I polished my minimag body by hand...

1. I started by sanding down with 220 grit to get off all the gray.

2. Went to 400 grit to remove the 220 scratch marks.

3. Went to 600 grit to remove the 400 scratch marks. I did this step pretty short as I grew impatient and jumped to the next.

4. Used Mother's Aluminum and Mag polish to get a mirror shine.

I kept going back to step 2 as I found that I missed a few spots and had light scratch marks. For the valves, I only used the polish as I didn't want to remove the Minimag logo. Can you tell which body is chrome plated and which one I polished?

ta2maki is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » The Armory » Air Gun Designs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC