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    Senior Member greywolf67nt's Avatar
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    Lapping Compound Substitute

    I have a new 1911 bushing that is really tight and don't want to screw it up using a dremel or sand paper.
    Is there some common household products I can use to make my own?
    Someone (doing Google search) said toothpaste so I felt some and the grit in it would take me a hundred years to lap ANYTHING.
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    Bushing to frame or the grip screws? Because I feel trying to lap those would take long. Be alot of in til tight, out, in till tight. More chances of ruining the flat head slot.

    I would just get like 600 gritt and spin them on the sand paper. Take a little off. or could try freezing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMcC View Post
    Bushing to frame or the grip screws?
    Barrel bushing
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    GoJo hand cleaner with pumice?
    Not sure if the rock will stand up, but might be worth a shot.
    Toothpaste would work too, and do a great job of poliching it smooth.
    Might take a bit, but that's better than rushing it and finding out you took off too much.
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    Load and shoot, it will loosen up and be fun doing it!! Polishing the inside of a tube will be more difficult than polishing the outside of a barrel. Your up there or I would say stop by Princess auto and buy some polishing compound. Know anyone with a rock polisher? A 410 cal swab in a drill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrr View Post
    Load and shoot, it will loosen up and be fun doing it!! Polishing the inside of a tube will be more difficult than polishing the outside of a barrel. Your up there or I would say stop by Princess auto and buy some polishing compound. Know anyone with a rock polisher? A 410 cal swab in a drill.
    It's the bushing fit in the slide. I had to have a 4' snipe on the bushing wrench to get it out when I first put it in
    The barrel/bushing fit is perfect.
    I had some 600 wet/dry paper here and got it REALLY snug now. I am going to hit up some mechanic friends in town to see if they may have some valve compound to just take it a titch more.
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    Use some steel wool, then emery cloth.

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    Barrel bushing are supposed to be tight. Buy the tool. You can have one from Dillon via Firearms Outlet Canada for $6.95Cdn.
    However, lapping compound isn't horribly expensive or hard to come by. 115 ml runs $10 in Crappy Tire.
    Last edited by Justice; 09-10-2018 at 11:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    Barrel bushing are supposed to be tight.
    This one was in there tighter than a ducks arse hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    Buy the tool.
    I have seven already

    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    115 ml runs $10 in Crappy Tire
    Google Norman Wells, NT

    I ordered this tonight we'll see what happens.
    https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00OM9Q0Z4/...709270_TE_item
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    Last edited by greywolf67nt; 09-10-2018 at 09:29 PM.
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