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Old 10-16-2016, 09:28 PM
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Arrow Rusty to Resplendent - Desert Eagle .44 Magnum Edition

This .44 mag Desert Eagle arrived looking like it was fresh from the grave. I've had some nasty looking guns come in for refinishing, but this was one of the funkiest. Now it is fit to walk amongst us in the light of day again!























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Old 10-17-2016, 09:33 PM
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Damn, what a difference.

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Old 10-17-2016, 10:49 PM
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Any self-respecting Desert Ego owner HAS to have one that's bright polished. A matte-finished one is just plain wrong. If you're going to be the biggest peacock in the flock do it right!
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:06 PM
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Any self-respecting Desert Ego owner HAS to have one that's bright polished. A matte-finished one is just plain wrong. If you're going to be the biggest peacock in the flock do it right!
I may be a bit biased, but I've got to agree. If you've got a matte finished DE, it's time to take a hard look in the mirror and evaluate where your life is going. This is not a gun for half-assers!
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:15 PM
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:18 PM
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Damn, what a difference.
Very rarely is it too late to bring quality metal back from the grave. Although I work exclusively on firearms now, I also own and run a full service polishing shop. One of my polishers (trained by yours truly) restored this aluminum engine from a '79 Honda last week. Looked like the damn thing had been buried for several years, but you'd never know it judging by the end result. Check out the before and afters I took:




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Old 10-20-2016, 09:05 AM
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One of my polishers (trained by yours truly) restored this aluminum engine from a '79 Honda last week.
Your other polisher should take a bow, he did an exceptional job! I can't imagine how many hours he must have put into polishing that engine. Those fins alone have enough nooks and cranny's to keep a polisher busy for awhile.
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