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I have a factory satin stainless steel grip frame I picked up awhile back with the idea of putting it on my blued .32 mag Single-Six.

But I'd like to get it bead blasted or something to give it a softer look.

Anyone know where I can send this off to for such a service?? Also, how much, approximately, would this cost?

Thanks! :)
 

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Any machine shop with a bead blaster can do it for you. Just look in the phone book or call an auto parts store and ask them for a recomendation on shops.
 

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If you lived near me I could it done for nothing. It should not be over a hours labor charge in any shop. Around $16.00. It takes about 15 to 20 mintues to do.
 

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Ruger Packer, go get your self one of those 3M scotchbrite pads or such , in the red color, and just wipe off the frame all over, turn it over and over and just keep wiping, and in no time at all, the gloss will turn satin...........
 

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Baldy, 2400 & Rugerguy,

Thanks for the responses! Very helpful, indeed! :)
 

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Hey RugerGuy is there a reason for the Red scotchbrite,and do you wet them or use them dry? .....Thanks Baldy...
 

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Baldy the red scotchbrite is the least abrassive of the scotchbrite, Its comonly used at autobody shops for fine finishing. You can use them wet or dry, I prefer dry as the material being removed does not gum up.
 

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Ok... now, where can I find RED scotch bright pads??

Wally's? Hardware store? [?]
 

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Just after the green and yellow ones-but they're lots more expensive when you run through them;)
 

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quote:Originally posted by Ruger Packer

Ok... now, where can I find RED scotch bright pads??

Wally's? Hardware store? [?]
Most auto parts stores that mix and sell paint will have various grades of them. I got some brown scotch bright pads, which are also a 'fine' grade, from NAPA.
 

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Ok, stopped at my local O'Reilly's Auto parts store and got a RED scotch-brite pad. Pad measures 9"X6". Cost (w/tax) was $1.40.

I cut off a piece about 2.5"X6", sat and watched TV tonight while continueously wiping the grip frame. Did this for 3 hours off and on.

The frame already looks softer, more pleasing to the eye. Will probably do it for another 3 hrs off/on and then will clam it in a vise in order to do the inside of the trigger guard and to give it one final good wipe down. [^]

Stainless steel pins and screws are on order from Brownell's.

Will keep ya posted! :)
 

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If it goes "too slow" for you, buy an assortment, green, white (for stainless) and try them out. I always use the red as it's the one laying around the work bench!! I don't cut them up, I use the whole pad like a 'rag'...........
I also keep some 'bronze wool' pads around too. Hardware stores like 'Ace' have that in stock. You can always tear off a piece(???) and wrap it around your bore brushes too...............
 
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