I wanted to change the look of my mp40 so I sandblasted my barrel,takedown lever and slide stop assembly. What do you think? Oh, and I also experimented with some textureing and got scared so I stopped.
thanks Morgan. Yeah, I didn't do the slide yet because I kind of liked the look after I put it back together. But I do see some signs of wear on the slide and after it wears a little more I think I'll get boosted up to do it as well.
yeah, I know. I kinda liked it better in black also. But I would have never known until I did it. I really liked all the pics of the ones I saw here so I got boosted up and did it. No regrets, just another reason to get another one. I am not unhappy with it, It's still a Mp40. Next will be a full melt when I can afford it.
Doesn't sandblasting alter the rust resistant properties of the stainless? I guess that'd be my concern in doing it. Not saying that it's bad...hell...I sent my barrel and parts to be polished. To my logic, a smooth polish shouldn't rust...a pitted sand blast might? Maybe I'm wrong and they both need to be oiled regularly.
well, it's been 10 months since I did the work and no signs of rust. I have been wiping it with an oily rag with some weapon shield and it seems to do the trick. which reminds me, I need toorder some more weapon shield tomorrow.
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