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Title: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on September 02, 2018, 06:20:01 PM
I did a forum search and couldn't find an answer.  Anyway, what metal polish will take the CZ75b high polished stainless to a near mirror finish?  This would be done by hand and with a drill attached buffing pad if necessary. There are so many products out there to choose from, but I would hate to use something that left the finish in worse shape than before. Mothers aluminum mag polish and Flitz appear to be the popular choice, thanks.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Tok36 on September 02, 2018, 06:50:53 PM
I have read of other CZ owners using Mothers aluminum mag polish and Flitz with good outcome on there SS CZs. I have only used these products on the internal parts of a CZ my self. I am also interested to hear other fist hand accounts of polishing their stainless steel CZs.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: CZ173 on September 02, 2018, 07:16:33 PM
Eagle one never dull

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Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Old-Duckman on September 02, 2018, 09:07:28 PM
I use Flitz but it is only going brighten up a piece that is already taken to a mirror polish. You can not harm the gun with Flitz but you concern me when you mention a drill with a buffing pad.

If your gun is scratched up, none of the products mentioned will remove scratches from stainless steel. SS is tough to polish and if yours is scratched up I suggest you take it to someone that is familiar with both polishing stainless steel and firearms.

I have polished a carbon steel CZ 75 (Prior to rebluing) and it is not a simple firearm to polish correctly. I never polished a stainless steel firearm but have polished stainless Norton and Ducati motorcycle fenders. Used various compounds on various wheels using a 1 HP Baldor polishing motor turning 10" wheels...Polishing stainless steel is not for the uninitiated.

I used to reblu guns for a "living" for a 5 year period and I polished many different firearms. A gun can be ruined by a poor polishing job. I suggest you leave it to an expert, one whose work you can closely inspect before you hand your gun to him or her for work.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: christak on September 02, 2018, 11:46:47 PM
I've used Mother's to remove carbon from the front of the cylinder on my S&W 65-3, but the finish of my high polished stainless CZ 75B is plenty bright for me. I wouldn't touch it...  8)
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: wizardfitz on September 12, 2018, 08:15:34 AM
There are several videos on you tube with people polishing  a ruger gp 100 stainless to a mirror finish.  Some do use a dremel  with polishing brush
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on September 12, 2018, 09:30:20 AM
There are several videos on you tube with people polishing  a ruger gp 100 stainless to a mirror finish.  Some do use a dremel  with polishing brush

Thanks, I saw all those videos, but I'm asking what will it take to bring a factory high polished CZ 75 to almost a mirror finish. I would like to do this by hand if possible.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: larryflew on September 12, 2018, 09:45:09 AM
There are several videos on you tube with people polishing  a ruger gp 100 stainless to a mirror finish.  Some do use a dremel  with polishing brush

Thanks, I saw all those videos, but I'm asking what will it take to bring a factory high polished CZ 75 to almost a mirror finish. I would like to do this by hand if possible.

If it isn't already an "almost" mirror finish you need a professional who is REALLY good with stainless like a classic or custom auto place and bring $$$$.  A shop nearby did the side stainless for 65 GTO and  it was $300. Was already bright but customer wanted an almost chrome look.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on October 08, 2018, 03:58:24 PM
A little hand polishing with Mothers and Flitz. The picture doesn't really capture the brighter look.

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/426445d1539027929-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-003.jpg)
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Indy_Tim on October 08, 2018, 09:06:10 PM
Flitz is what I use


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Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on October 08, 2018, 09:16:21 PM
Flitz is what I use


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The Mothers cuts a little better than the Flitz without dulling the finish.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on October 14, 2018, 05:55:59 PM
Ok, I think I'm done with the hand polishing.  It's been fun over the past week or so.

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/426923d1539553738-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-005.jpg)

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/426925d1539553757-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-006.jpg)

Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Mercs on October 15, 2018, 10:24:26 PM
It’s glowing so bright I need sunglasses bro nice job


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Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Tok36 on October 15, 2018, 11:26:51 PM
That may just be the shiniest thing that I have ever seen. You may want to double check that it does not shoot lasers now.

Thank you for the pics.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on October 16, 2018, 11:17:40 AM
Thanks guys, it was very relaxing doing this type of work.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Sango on October 17, 2018, 05:20:41 PM
Gorgeous!!  8)
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on October 27, 2018, 03:25:19 PM
Thanks, just finished hand polishing the newest one.  Fingers are sore, but I'm happy with the results. I probably have over 20hrs in for both of these, but those hours spent were very relaxing. I haven't fired the newest one yet, so off to the range next week.

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/427739d1540667547-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-005.jpg)

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/427743d1540667598-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-010.jpg)

Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Sango on October 27, 2018, 09:03:30 PM
Very nice, they look perfect.  8) I too find polishing and stripping/cleaning to be relaxing. Gives me a reason to get them out and enjoy them
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on January 01, 2019, 07:34:37 PM
Thanks, I'm working on another 9mm:

(http://smith-wessonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=373961&d=1546382437)

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/431559d1546376408-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-002.jpg)
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Underwhere on January 01, 2019, 11:05:11 PM
Looks nice.
I don't have the patience and I think my hands would cramp up too much to polish by hand.

I use both Mothers and Flitz.

When done, hit it with Renaissance Wax. I wasn't a believer until I used it.
It cleans up the gun really well after polishing.
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on January 04, 2019, 08:33:17 PM
Wood grips on the new 9mm.  Still polishing it.

(http://smith-wessonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=374457&d=1546651269)
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Metal Wonder Nine Guy on January 08, 2019, 08:49:13 PM
Ok, I think I'm done with the hand polishing.  It's been fun over the past week or so.

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/426923d1539553738-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-005.jpg)

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/426925d1539553757-performance-range-report-cz-custom-polished-stainless-75b-006.jpg)

Very nice looking.  What brand and type of grips are those?
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on January 08, 2019, 09:52:01 PM
Those are CZ coco bolo rosewood grips. https://czcustom.com/cz-parts-all/grips/cz-75-full-size-coco-bolo-grips-part-checker.html
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on January 11, 2019, 02:23:06 PM
Ok now I'm almost done with the Ruger polishing:

(http://smith-wessonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=375610&d=1547233696)

(https://rugerforum.net/attachments/ruger-double-action/120873d1547674322-hi-new-member-here-sp101-9mm-007.jpg)
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Rmach on January 26, 2019, 11:03:25 AM
A group picture of my stainless handguns that I polished.  All are 9mm.

(https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/attachments/other-handguns/433095d1548518083-some-gun-porn-008.jpg)



 
Title: Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
Post by: Sango on January 26, 2019, 12:37:31 PM
Love.


They look great with the matching grips!