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Old 01-03-2019, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaned up WGP outkast bolt issue

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New here and getting back into the sport after about a decade.

Found an old Outkast in friends basement, it has cleaned up pretty good but there was some corrosion on the bolt.

Polished it down with an aluminum polish to get rid of any oxide, but looks like some pitting. Any ideas on how to smooth it out? Would but a new bolt, but it's been a challenge finding one up here in Canada.

Any ideas please let me know.

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Old 01-03-2019, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey man, welcome back

If you have a dremel you can sand most of the pitting off easily. Lower grit sandpaper would work too, but be much more time consuming. After that just hit it with some higher grit and polish and you should be good to go. While it's kind of ugly if the pitting isn't dragging along the breach it shouldn't affect performance negatively at all.

ALSO, if you post up in the WTB forum that you're in Canada I'm sure one of your fellow maplefolk will hook it up.

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Old 01-03-2019, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think that is going to afffect performance or damage anything. If you want to smooth it more use some 1000 grit then 2000 grit wet sand paper. Lightly sand until smooth then up it to 2000 and polish after. You won't need much pressure or time to do those little spots. If you are looking for a replacement, find an inception designs dealer in Canada and order one up. They are making new parts and have a bolt that would work for that.
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks!

Was just worried that sanding only a portion/side of the bolt might affect shot to shot consistency. I'll break out the dremel and smooth it out a bit until I find a delrin bolt.
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Was just worried that sanding only a portion/side of the bolt might affect shot to shot consistency. I'll break out the dremel and smooth it out a bit until I find a delrin bolt.
It shouldn't, the bolt mainly rides on the o-rings so as long as those are in good shape you should be fine.
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You dont need a dremel. Some fine sand paper is enough. Make it feel smooth in the bore of the gun and your job is done.
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Remove the o-rings, then- in a shoe-shine fashion, polish with 240 till the scratch is gone, then 400, 600 grit wet and dry paper. Then polish to a bright finish. I like a "Lead Wipe-Away" cloth for fine polishing.
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