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So, I have heard of people polishing their barrels for their airsoft gun. I was wondering if polishing my stock ASR barrel would yield any noticeable effects? If so how would I go about polishing it?

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There was a good thread on this, I believe it was a part of the DMR thread, or maybe it got spun off and stickied elsewhere.

The first thing I did with my ASR was to polish the stock barrel, the groups got tighter, but there was still a lot of room for improvement.

The process (once you have the barrel out) is to basically run some steel wool down it, really fine stuff. Then take a cleaning rod with brasso on it and spin it down until the rag stops coming out black. I used a drill and a .22 cleaning rod. After that you need to make sure it is clean and then wax it. This process will differe depending on the barrel you have and the material it is made of. At the moment I have a Madbull V.2 AK length barrel in mine, so I did not have to do any of this since it is coated. The change after polishing the brass and steel barrels was noticeable, but the stock performance of the Madbull is better than any of the other 4 that I have tried in it, even after polishing.
 

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Here's the guide, as taken from a link Vindi left. I believe the original was posted here, but got deleted by mistake.
(http://www.ukairsoftzone.co.uk/forums/topic/5319-barrel-polishing-guide/)

As my guide to barrel polishing has been deleted on the other forum it can no longer be linked to via my DMR guide, so here is a new version that should be refered to when following my DMR guide.

You should really polish your barrel after every skirmish regardless of how often you used the rifle, and you should also take time to polish the barrel in a new rifle, as you can never be sure of what nasties the manufacturer has left in there.

What you will need infront of you for a primary/service clean -

Your chosen barrel stripped from the rifle, with all hop parts removed.

1/ A cleaning rod long enough to travel the full length of the barrel being cleaned.
2/ Some lint free cloth cut into strips that fit through the end of the cleaning rod ( Iuse 'Jay' cloth)
3/ A variable or low speed drill
4/ Some low abrasive compound ( I use 'T'cut)
5/ Some Wax or Silicon base polish ( I use Auto Glym polish)
6/ Avice or clamp to hold the barrel firmly without squashing it

A picture for reference when you are wandering round Halfords/your dads garage looking for these items.....

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o306/vindicareassassin/Airsoft%20Weapons/1001.jpg

Once you have these items collected together you can start...

1/ Clamp the barrel firmly in the vice.

2/ Place a small amount of cutting compound on the tip of the swab in your cleaning rod, the amount will vary depending on the barrel length, but it should be enough to coat the inner of the barrel fully, and feed the rod in and out of the barrel to distribute the compound evenly.

3/ Now fit the rod into the drill, and on a low speed, feed the rod the full length of the barrel 2 or 3 times.

4/ Now replace the swab with aclean strip of cloth and repeat part 3.

5/ Repeat parts 3 and 4 a further 2 or 3 times or until the swab is coming out near clean, like this.....

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o306/vindicareassassin/Airsoft%20Weapons/1002.jpg

Now using a new set of cleaning swabs follow steps 1 through to 5 only this time using your chosen wax, and the job is done.

Make sure you clean all residue from the hop cut out and barrel ends with clean cloth, then you are free to re-assemble the barrel and hop and re-fit into your weapon.

From now on all you should get in the habit of doing is running a clean, dry swab down your barrel after every skirmish to keep it reasonably clean, and only doing the wax application process at every major service/overhaul.

As a side note, when you're searching on the forums, keep in mind the search function is set to by default to only look back 7 days and display 10 posts. So, if you know the post was further back than that 7 days, or there's a lot of information on the topic, broaden those search fields.
 

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Dutton,

That really should get stickied in the general forum IMO. A lot if people ask about it and it is probably getting old for the seniors here who actually have the source thread bookmarked to have to dig it up all the time.
 

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bobgengeskahn said:
Dutton,

That really should get stickied in the general forum IMO. A lot if people ask about it and it is probably getting old for the seniors here who actually have the source thread bookmarked to have to dig it up all the time.
I agree that it should too, but I'd prefer if Vindi copy/pasted the information to this forum so we have a copy and not just a quote and reference to another forum.
 

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I'll see what I can do in the next couple of days ;)



EDIT

Did it now as it wont take long..... posted in the General section, if you want to shift it to more suitable section Dutton, go ahead :)
 
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