Refinishing a clip?

TAH

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I was thinking about ordering a spare clip for my Para and refinishing it to a satin finish to match the blade. Has anyone done that? Is it very difficult to remove the black finish? Can it be done by hand just using various grades of sandpaper?
 

TAH

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Thanks. What grades of sandpaper do you recommend to start and finish the job?
 

Joe Dirt

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I've done a clip and when done it looks like a mirror.

I first got all the paint off with some rough sandpaper and a scotchbrite pad. Then I sanded it all down with 150 grit.

400 Grit was next then 600 grit.

After that wetsanded with 600 and then 1000.

Looks great.
 

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Joe,

Sounds like the black powder coat came off fairly easy. I think I would go for a brushed, satin finish to match the blade rather than a mirror finish. Perhaps I could finish up with a more course piece of sandpaper.

Thanks for info!

Tom
 

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Comes right off when you bead blast it. Not sure how it would match to the blade but it is a durable finish.

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Joe Dirt

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TAH said:
Joe,

Sounds like the black powder coat came off fairly easy. I think I would go for a brushed, satin finish to match the blade rather than a mirror finish. Perhaps I could finish up with a more course piece of sandpaper.

Thanks for info!

Tom

Took me about 1.5 hours total from start to finish. Most of that time was spent making the clip look like a mirror. Took about 30 minutes hand sanding it to get everything off of the clip. Had I had a Dremel at the time it would have made it go a lot quicker. I have one now :).
 
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For me, bead or sand blast is best, they don't show scratches, and I just like grey finishes.
 
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