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Offline Rmach

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Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« 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.
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Offline Tok36

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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 07:16:33 PM »
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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #4 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)

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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 09:06:10 PM »
Flitz is what I use


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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #10 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.
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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #11 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.





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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 10:24:26 PM »
It?s glowing so bright I need sunglasses bro nice job


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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Polishing a high polished stainless 75b?
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2018, 11:17:40 AM »
Thanks guys, it was very relaxing doing this type of work.
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