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    For those interested in sandblasting their firearms

    I have been using a glass bead medium since I first started pressure blasting my firearms. The bead is great for giving that "pearlescent" finish to the metal but it just did not leave a flat enough finish to give the proper contrast on a two tone gun like a 1911.

    I tried a couple different mediums this weekend and found one I think is perfect for that "flatter" matte finish I was seeking.

    I ended up going with #100 Garnet. I think it gives the perfect contrast and roughness while still being very smooth and refined looking. It is a lot cheaper than the iron oxide and others I tried also.

    Here is a pic. You will notice I got a little bleed on on the body of the slide's side. It buffed right out.


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    Very cool. Thanks for the information.

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    Very nice job there PP.

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    I swear Mr. Penguin, you always provide the most beautiful pictures of handguns I have ever seen.

    +1 and then some.

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    Nicely done, and well-photographed, as usual.

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    +1 on the photos. Let's see the whole piece.

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    Let's see the whole piece.
    This is a quick pic I took to show how the matte parts turned out. I am really pleased with it and the more I shoot it the more I love it.


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    Great looking job Penquin.

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