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Old 02-11-2010, 04:22 PM #1
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Polising Brass?

Ok so today I got a Piranha LB and it is very scrached. So i was looking and it has a brass body and a copper feed tube. I wanted to know how to polish the gun and make it look shiny and newer. i have most kinds of sandpaper but no buffer.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:51 PM #2
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use a scotch bright pad and some mothers mag and aluminum polish. ones you do that fro a while move to a micro fiber cloth and the same polish and go to town
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:33 PM #3
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They did not use copper, the feed tube will also be brass.

First, strip the gun down taking out all the valve parts.
Wash it in lacquer thinner using #0000 steel wool to remove the old paint.
Any deep scratches need to be sanded out, use grits #220, #400, #600.
Each finer grit brings back the shine.
Finish by going back to the #0000 steel wool using Brasso metal polish and use a swab on a cordless drill to go down the barrel. (using the polish)
Wash off remaining polish with water and dry with soft cloth.

To keep it looking nice & shiney, and prevent fingerprints, etc. you can spray a coat of lacquer before putting it back together.

I just did a PMI-1df, it's entered in the POTM thread with pics.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:42 PM #4
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They did not use copper, the feed tube will also be brass.
Actually the previous owner took of the brass and put a copper one on
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:48 PM #5
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When you say scratched do you mean the finish is scratched or is the metal itself scratched? If it is the metal then yeah, use really fine sand paper/scotch brite pad and then for the final buffing I have used felt or wool and then a microfiber cloth. I have used Brasso (brass polish) and a cloth to remove the original brownish finish and make it nice and bright. It shouldn't be painted unless the previous owner painted it.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:49 PM #6
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a great final polish after sanding is a product called never dull stuff is amazing on metal of any kind
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:13 PM #7
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A 12-gauge shotgun bore swab is a great tool for polishing the inner tubes of a Sheridan gun to smooth out the action and improve accuracy. Make sure the swab is wetted down with plenty of brasso, attach it to a power drill, and run it in and out of all 3 tubes until they have a mirror shine on the inside.

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Old 02-11-2010, 08:18 PM #8
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BRASSO=Awesome stuff! Super cheap and doesn't scuff. I would try it first, then go from there.

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Old 02-12-2010, 07:45 AM #9
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^ i concur. I really don't know what i am doing when it comes to treating metal surfaces, but i used brasso and maybe after 30 mins she was as shiny as a new penny and stayed that way for a while.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:13 PM #10
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BRASSO=Awesome stuff! Super cheap and doesn't scuff. I would try it first, then go from there.
I've tried both & this guy has the correct answer for sure
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:15 PM #11
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Back in the day, we would all sit around the field, talk about the days kills while brassoing our Annihilators down. And yes I am that old.

Brasso is the way to go for cleaning both inside and out of a brass beauty.

I swear if there was a way to have different barrel bores, I would still play brass today.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:12 PM #12
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bore them out for freaks

And for stripping the thing of that paint what Ive done was heat up white vinegar and soak it in there for a while. it will rub off after a while with a towel and then use brasso to keep cleaning it up and polish it.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:18 PM #13
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bore them out for freaks
1) The barrel is fixed and not interchangable

2) The brass is too thin to keep the integerity.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:15 PM #14
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I know the barrels are fixed.
And there have been brass guns freaked. Sergison did to a PGP.
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