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Hi all,

I've got a Para Ord with a matte stainless frame, which has picked up a couple of small scratches, just in the matte finish itself, over time. Is there any way to return the matte to its original, non-glossy state? Or do I need to bead blast the whole frame to get a uniform appearance?

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Hi Para Glock, weclome to 1911 Forum, I see it's your first post.

I'd say polish-out the scratchs and re-blast. below is a little more input on the subject. Pete
http://www.1911forum.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/002164.html

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ParaGlock, Here's a trick I learned awhile back. If the scratches aren't deep, or for scuffed areas, take a piece of sandpaper similar to the grit you would use if you were blasting the gun. Put that piece of sandpaper over the area and tap lightly with a plastic hammer. What it approximates is the impact of blasting in a localized area. It may take some experimentation, but it usually works out pretty well. Good Luck,



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Thank you! That's exactly what I was looking for. The scratches aren't deep enough to "buff out" (it's just a "disturbing" of the matte itself), and I certainly don't want to have to blast the whole frame, if I can avoid it. I'll try the sandpaper hack. :)

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Hey Don, that's a neat idea. Ya know, you'd think a relatively smart guy like me would think of stuff like that once in a while; but nooooooo, n-e-v-e-r!
Good call Don.
 
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