After seeing many people on the XDtalk forums polishing their XD barrels, I decided to try my hands on it too. Thanks fo rogerxd45 and his excellent polishing guide.
here are the tools :
I’m using the Liquid Metal Polish Green Medium Grade from http://brilexsolutions.com
Here’s a close up of the barrel before polishing :
I realized that using the dremel polishing tip took a long long time. After my battery powered screwdriver unit ran out of battery, I switched to using my hands, and it was much faster :
I could cover more surface, much more evenly and much quicker. The tip of the barrel was the easiest one to do. First coat it with green stuff :
then rub away on a flat surface :
It took over two hours to get the chamber and barrel front half polished to my satisfaction. I’m sure I can do more and complete the whole thing, but most of the barrel will be hidden from sight anyway. so here it is completed :
Back on the slide :
Slide locked back :
and the tip :
I ordered a silver guide rod which should arrive from Pistolgear soon.