Stainless 1911 polishing

KurtM

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600 wet and dry sand paper will get most all scratches out depending on how "polished" a finish it is. Many times Stainless is polished with 400 w/d.
 

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What Kurt said up there^. Maybe start with a few passes on 400 grit

Springfield slides are not usually very flat, if you want to just make it look nice then masking off the rounds and hitting it w a wire wheel is the quickest easier way to clean up the flats as opposed to sanding. Unless you have a surface grinder or a granite plate and time.
 
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