View Full Version : Polished my Clip
07-03-2007, 02:08 PM
My Endura is about a month old and the clip already isn't looking that great so I thought what the heck, I'll polish it. I Love the way it turned out, and all in all it only took about 15 minutes from start to finish. I think it's a world of Improvement.
07-03-2007, 05:29 PM
How did you do it??? What did you use to polish it??
07-03-2007, 05:42 PM
I used my Dremel with the cloth wheel, and some Flitz. It didn't take long at all. I actually did my BM 556 and 710 too. I had all 3 done in less then an hour. I didn't do the backside because it was getting late, plus you can't see it anyway. The :spyder: clips turned out a lot nicer then the BM clips. The BM clips shine, but not nearly as nice as the :spyder: clips I'm not sure what the Endura clip is made of, but it shines like chrome!
07-03-2007, 06:19 PM
That looks really nice. I usually bead blast mine for the satin look, but may have to try your method after seeing that pic.
07-03-2007, 07:48 PM
Thanks, I too was amazed at how good it looks. It's really a shame to have them painted black....but I understand, when they are black, they are Waaaaaay less noticeable when clipped to your pocket.
07-05-2007, 07:28 AM
The polish really looks good.
I (when they start looking bad) sandblast mine so the scratches don't show so much.
07-05-2007, 07:34 AM
Looks great! I did the same with my Delica clip -- they really do shine like chrome.
07-05-2007, 07:47 PM
Thanks again guys....It does seem a shame that they are painted black doesn't it.
07-06-2007, 11:43 AM
nice job on the clip Sonny! :cool:
08-11-2007, 05:56 PM
I've ended up polishing all my spyder clips since they're in and out of my pockets all the time. I started out with a fine grit sand paper to remove the blacking on the clips but finished using the dremel w/ cotton wheel and flitz like you did, and the results are great.
I've also heard that oven cleaner can take the blacking off of them, but I haven't tried yet... should be an interesting experiment though
09-02-2007, 05:32 AM
I've tried with Ez-Off, no, it didn't work, Ez-off oven cleaner only works on aluminum anodization :(
09-02-2007, 06:34 AM
Very nice job Sonny. Looks way better than my clips.
I polished them with paint remover first and after that 400 grit, 800 grit and 1200 grit sand paper. Just by hand;)
09-03-2007, 08:24 PM
If you don't have any thinner at the house nick your girlies nail polish remover and let the clip rest in it overnight. After that by hand without powertools 600/800 to1200 grit dry/weth sandpaper . Use a cork or wood sanding block under the paper. ALWAYS POLISH UNDER CONTINIOUS TAPWATER FLOWING TO KEEP THE SLUSH/SWARF MESSIN'THINGS UP. After that (spydutch read it) get some chromeoxide containing metalpolish. The paste and not the liquid stuff. Rubb it in with a damp leather cloth = "zeem" after that with a dry nice micro fibre cloth . Clean it up with hot water and soap.
You too should get the same results....
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