You've all seen em. Beautiful slides/frames whatever, that is an eye sore due to the roll marks or etching. Unfortunately, not everybody believes simple is better.
My Les Baer frame came with 45 ACP stamped on the slide. DOH! Like I don't know what caliber gun I just bought. If that wasn't bad enough, their etching method is very poor and uneven.
So... with the help of Metal Smith and his surface grinder, we decided to remove the 45 ACP etching!
We started off with an indicator to be sure the drop off isn’t too severe. If the marks are too deep, then you’re SOL.
The surface grinder and Metal Smith did 75% of the work. Afterwards, I had to finish the rest by hand using a file and 320 grit paper.
Being an idiot, I forgot to take a picture of the completed slide but will do so the next time I’m at Metal Smith’s shop.