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Thread: Does anyone know who can polish a Stolle aluminum action ?

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    Does anyone know who can polish a Stolle aluminum action ?

    I called stolle and they no longer polish actions,anyone out there know of a place I can have this done ? Thanks

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    It's a Stolle made by kelblys, they won't do it.

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    Semi-crome or Mothers polish. DIY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    Semi-crome or Mothers polish. DIY

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    Yeah, I had the same thought. To the OP, just check to be sure the polish you select is appropriate for aluminum. Put a little on a rag, rub rub rub rub rub.................. you get the idea. Then wipe it off with a soft cloth and admire your work.

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    And if you have minor surface scratches, Simichrome or any mag polish on 0000 steel works well. Of course they won't do much if the scratches are deep.

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    Thanks for the help...
    I'll do it..

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    It ain't easy to keep the "corners" sharp. I'm gonna say if you want to maintain the sharpness then don't do it. On the other hand, if you just want a shiny action then by all means have at it. Relatively easy to do...easier than it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie Ray View Post
    I called stolle and they no longer polish actions,anyone out there know of a place I can have this done ? Thanks
    A gunsmith that does bluing. If he is a GOOD gunsmith he will be able to keep the angles nice and sharp.

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    Polishing Aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by martin zuck View Post
    A gunsmith that does bluing. If he is a GOOD gunsmith he will be able to keep the angles nice and sharp.
    Polishing aluminum is not difficult to accomplish if done properly..................that is, start with the coarser grits, work-up without skipping any grits, and finish with 800 or 1000 grit. Then put to the polishing wheel. In order to maintain the proper shape without rounding corners, it is best to use a sanding block rather than using your fingers.
    Recently I found that finishing with a "crazy cloth" prior to polishing on the buffing wheel seems to remove a lot of imperfections.

    Note, the polishing I have been doing recently has been on custom billet pieces for restored show cars.

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    20+ years ago I watched my Teddy be polished, took about 5 minutes on a buffing wheel.

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    Took me about 10 hours to wet sand polish my Teddy. I was able to use tiny blocks and wet paper from 600 grit to 2500 grit then polish. Kept the flats flat and angles/edges sharp and straight, the 'TEDDY'/STOLLE stamp looks proper.

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    Ingrng is correct. Use to have a fellow that had a local business polishing metals. He was good and very reasonable.

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    Tom Meredith did mine while doing a bedding job

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