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    You'll find the fine grit rolocs polish only .... very useful on many aspects of AK building
    There's sanding pads that fit the same backing pad for removing more material ..... 24 - 36 - 60 - 80 grit

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    It depends on your tool access of course.
    +1., the air or electric angle or mini die grinder with the scotchbrite pads that Mr Nobody detailed will not gouge the metal. Nor a bench wheel with the 8"cotton wheel and 80 grit cutting rouge and lighter grit after or hand polish..
    They remove quickly, evenly and with lighter pressure or less aggressive compound or pad to a nice shine. No gouging at all.
    I have polished stainless 1911 pistols and some gun parts or trigger assemblies using both methods.

    Sand paper is a really long process and 2000 grit is really., really fine on a firearm. But it depends on the desired outcome..
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    I don't have a die grinder, but with the amount of cleanup and polishing I do, I really need one. Gouging is more a problem with dremels for me. 2000 grit really makes a difference if you want a mirror finish and you're doing it all by hand. There are a lot of different ways to get there.

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    This is the best I could do by hand...I need to get the right tools next time.




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    Quote Originally Posted by akfanboy View Post
    This is the best I could do by hand...I need to get the right tools next time.




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    But that's good! You spent a lot of time and effort. That says a lot as well as gives some satisfaction. All you'd need to do now is high speed buff. Make sure to lube as a rust prevent measure now until you get to the point of buffing.
    "Next time"? Forget that........work in progress....you're just taking a break for now.
    MAGA- let's get this show on the road!

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    Quote Originally Posted by akfanboy View Post
    This is the best I could do by hand...I need to get the right tools next time.




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    That looks slick as hell... now I want to do mine hahaha

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    If you use Roloc pads remember you are swirling against the grain of the metal. The bench wheel is the trick but if you have never used one, wear a mask, face shield and don't let that carrier become a missile if the wheel grabs it out of your hands!!!! Your work looks very good.

 

 
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