Making a custom double barrel shotgun – Part 3

I‘m back after the weekend 🙂 Didn’t have too much time, so this is only a small update.

 

So… last week I left You with this:

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Those are the metal parts after first stage of removing paint with a quite strong solvent.

 

Now during the weekend I proceeded to remove the rest of the paint, but this time using 320 and 400 grit sandpaper. Additionally,  it helped me to reduce the material irregularities, that I found under the paint (there was a lot of them 🙁 )

So this is a picture of parts after grinding:

PS. If You are going to follow my  plan, arm Yourself with a lot of patience when removing paint from those little grooves on the barrels… I’m gonna have nightmares about this for a long time…

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Much better 🙂

 

I still had some time left, so I got back to my plan and checked the next step… “polish all the metal parts”… Hmm… Ok…

 

So for this step I will need:

  • Various grit sandpaper (400, 800, 1200, 2000, 2500)
  • A bucket with soapy water
  • Some felt
  • Polishing paste

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You will need the bucket with soapy water, because without it the fine-grained sandpaper will be useless. First dip the sandpaper in the water for a couple of seconds, and when its wet proceed to grind the parts, after a couple of seconds grinding, rinse the paper wit the soapy water, and repeat. Do this with every part, and every type of sandpaper, starting from 400 and ending on 2500.

 

From the moment You start using the 1200 grit sandpaper, You will notice, that the material is getting quite smooth and shiny. The effect gets better with higher grit.

Next wash all the parts with water to remove all the metal dust, and dry with a soft cloth.

After that put some polishing paste on Your parts and distribute it evenly with some cloth (don’t put too much). Let it dry for about 20-30 seconds and start rubbing it with felt. You will see the effect after only a couple of moves. Reapply the paste and repeat, until You are satisfied with the results.

 

Here is a picture after first phase of polishing with felt:

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To be continued 🙂

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