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Scott2K
March 01, 2009, 21:01
I've got a couple Stg kits (gonna sell the better one, which is VERY nice to subsidize my first one) and want to eliminate the scratches, etc. on the buttstock and handgrip.

Anybody have a handle on the grits, polishes, etc. to use?

-Scott

Deltaten
March 01, 2009, 21:24
I used 400 grit wet'n'dry then white polishing compound in a slow drill with a sheep's wool bonnet. It takes a while :D Ya might have good luck with a series of grits of scotch brite pads. A little 2" disc called Rollock or rolox is the ticket! check w/ auto body supply houses.

I ended up blasting mine with fine grit Alox, lightly, to even the sheen up.

bykerhd
March 01, 2009, 21:38
Don't spend much time working in any one spot if you go the power route.
Plastic MELTS when you get it hot. And, it REALLY doesn't take long.:wink:

ftierson
March 01, 2009, 22:10
Originally posted by bykerhd
Don't spend much time working in any one spot if you go the power route.
Plastic MELTS when you get it hot. And, it REALLY doesn't take long.:wink:

Yup...

Ask me how I know...:wink:

:)

Forrest

Slo cat
March 01, 2009, 23:15
I've had good luck using portions of a 1" wide sanding belt. Cut off about an 18" section. Then use a shoe-shine motion with the sanding belt, after all, you are working mostly with curved surfaces. After all the dings and scratches are removed, then blast it with aluminum oxyde. At this point it has a white-ish look. Spray it down with WD-40 and it returns to a nice satin dark colour (spelling so English Mike can understand this).

Best Regards,
Slo cat