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Old 08-04-2008, 02:50 PM #1
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body polishing?

Hey guys I have a black/pewter epiphany and I was wondering what the trigger frame would look like if the finish was removed? Has anyone sanded or polished the finish off of their epi and what does it look like?


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Old 08-04-2008, 03:06 PM #2
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If the body really is magnesium it might light on fire when you try to polish it.... goodluck
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:06 PM #3
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well the back of my trigger frame has all the color worn off and its just a reflective silver color
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:14 PM #4
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polishing will not create the temperatures needed for magnesium to combust. i machine magnesium at work a lot and we have it to an art where the chips burst into flames and torn to dust in mid air. it make for really easy cleanup.
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:35 PM #5
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it turns chrome kinda when it wears off
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Old 08-05-2008, 02:00 AM #6
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cool thanks for th reply, what do you guys think i could do to make it all just chrome looking? I don't think that just some polishing compound and a buffing wheel will do the trick. I would just lik eit to be all shiny chrome.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:33 AM #7
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if you want a shiny one you can buy a silver and black one instead of a pweter and black one
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:27 AM #8
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i seen a guy at a local tourny with a chrome one
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:34 AM #9
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anyone know how i can take the magnesium like finish off?
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:13 AM #10
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i seen a guy at a local tourny with a chrome one
Mines turning chrome
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:50 AM #11
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Maybe get the gold then see whats under it?
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:17 PM #12
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dug this one up... Anybody effectively polish an epiphany yet?
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:15 AM #13
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At the moment, i'm in the process of polishing a spare body. It looks pretty nice, a little shinier than the anno'd silver bodies. May polish up a powdercoated ion frame to match too.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:46 PM #14
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At the moment, i'm in the process of polishing a spare body. It looks pretty nice, a little shinier than the anno'd silver bodies. May polish up a powdercoated ion frame to match too.
Let me know how that works out and what methods you used.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:36 AM #15
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I have 3 of the epiph bodies laying around so I decoded to try this. At first I tried to use the oven cleaner idea to strip the anno, but that was taking too long and pretty ineffective. So I decided on trying to sand the anno, once again it took quite some time to even get anywhere. So far my best bet has just been to use a polishing heel and buffing/polishing compound. I'm not using an automotive polish because they would only be for the finished product. So I'm using a buffing compound similar to that of Jewelers Tripoli. The process is slow going especially in the recesses made for the rubber inserts.
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