There are a few things to consider when polishing trigger parts:
- What is the function of the part?
- What is the surface material?
- How much force will be applied to the part during use?
With these factors in mind, here are some general guidelines for polishing trigger parts:
- Use a true polish compound on all trigger parts. This will help to create an ultra-smooth surface.
- For stainless steel parts, use a diamond file followed by sandpaper (wet or dry) starting at 600 grit and working up to 2000 grit. Finish with a microfiber cloth.
- For aluminum or other softer metals, use sandpaper starting at 400 grit and working up to 1500 grit. Finish with a microfiber cloth.
- Do not use a Dremel tool on any trigger parts. The high speed of the tool can create heat buildup which can damage the part.
- Apply polish in a circular motion and avoid back-and-forth motions.
- Start with a small amount of pressure and increase as needed.
- Polish for a few minutes, then check your work. If you see any areas that need more attention, focus on those areas until they are smooth.
- When you’re finished polishing, clean the parts with solvent and inspect for any missed spots. Touch up as needed.
- Apply a light coat of oil to all trigger parts before reassembly. This will help to prevent corrosion and keep the parts moving smoothly.
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For example, stainless steel can be polished with a wire brush or orbital sander, while aluminum may require a polishing compound and buffing wheel.
In general, trigger parts should be polished using the finest abrasive material that will still provide a smooth surface. This will help to prevent wear on the parts and ensure a crisp, clean trigger pull.
When polishing trigger parts, it is important to work slowly and carefully to avoid damaging the metal. Always use protective eyewear and gloves, and work in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling any dust or fumes. Once the polishing process is complete, the parts should be cleaned and lubricated before being installed in the pistol.
You can to use a soft cloth or brush and to apply a small amount of pressure when polishing:
1. One of the best materials for polishing trigger parts is brass. Brass will not damage the metal, and it can give the trigger parts a nice shine.
2. Another good option for polishing trigger parts is stainless steel wool. This material is also very soft and will not damage the metal.
When using either of these materials, make sure to apply a small amount of pressure so that you do not damage the trigger parts.
For example, if you’re working with metals, you can use a buffing wheel or polishing cloth to remove any burrs or roughness. If you need a more precise finish, you may want to use a jeweler’s rouge.
For plastics, the best way to get a smooth surface is to sand them down with progressively finer grits of sandpaper until you achieve the desired result. You can then use a polishing compound to make them shine.
Of course, trigger parts aren’t always made from just one material – often they’ll have both metal and plastic components. In cases like this, it’s best to consult the manufacturer’s recommendations on how to best care for the parts in question.
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