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Old March 18th, 2008, 04:27   #1
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Customizing your KJW P226

Hey guys, I was really bored and I costomized my KJW P226. I really like the silver barrel & breech look, I think it really makes the gun stand out. Here's how to do it if you're a fan this look. It's really quite simple, takes some patience, a steady hand, and 200 & 400 Grit Sandpaper. The tecnique I used to finish the barrel worked well. Follow these steps and you should have a similar result to the pics below.

1) Remove the inner barrel and hopup from the outer barrel before you begin.

2) Remove all the paint from the breech and barrel by scrubbing it away with the 200 grit sandpaper. Try to keep all your strokes in the same diretion or you'll end up spending alot longer finishing the surface with the 400 grit.

3) Remove the paint from the guide rod as well.

4) Once enough paint is gone and you're satisfied with the look of your parts, grab a chunk of 400 grit sandpaper. I found that cutting it into small strips 1" wide worked well for this step.

5) Take your strip of 400 grit and wrap it around your barrel or guide rod, hold it firmly and begin turning the item inside the sandpaper, very slowly moving the sandpaper along the surface while you turn it to move the lenth of either the rod or the barrel. Repeat this process until you achieve your desired luster.

6) For the breech, use the 400 grit and just drag it across the surface in the same direction all the way around to finish the surface.

You don't have to take all the paint off, just the parts that are exposed once assembled. (See Pictures 1 & 2)

Keep in mind you'll get wear the first time you cycle the gun, any gun thats got poished surfaces will not stay perfect. After cycling the gun about 50 times there is an indication that the weapon has been used on the finish. I'm Planning to do the trigger and hammer as well, they would be the same kind of procedure as the Breech. Should be easy once I feel like taking the gun apart. Leave comments! I like to hear what you all think of my work.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:48   #2
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Looks Good!!

Try 600 or 800 grit that'll put a nice shine and make it smooth like glass also for rounded parts put them in your drill chuck and then spin them with the drill in the sandpaper that'll do a great job and well your at it put the slide on the gun without the guts in the slide cycle it by hand a few times if you notice any friction points like where the back corner of the slide and frame make a small click as they pass smooth it out to give the gun a smooth action this will give you better gas consuption and faster rof and mabey even a few fps
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Old March 21st, 2008, 19:39   #3
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UPDATE

Added a Hogue grip, it feels absolutely fantastic, looks great and really helps you handle the gun. It was relatively easy to fit, I used a dremel and shaved off the inside little by little till I achieved a snug fit. I suppose you could cut a bit off the weight under the grip to make more room, but I like the weight.

The grip itself won't fit unless you re-cut all the interior lines, they are off just a fraction, and the screw holes are not quite big enough for the studs on the gun body. Heres the finished product.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 20:28   #4
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want to do one for me lol
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Old March 21st, 2008, 20:32   #5
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The grip? I probably could, but it took me like 2 hours, and i still accidentally nicked the ouside of the grip once.. can't guarentee perfection.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 00:17   #6
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I'm in a 6 month process of doing that with a Hogue grip myself. Most frustrating thing ever.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 00:19   #7
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6 months? If you are impeccably careful it should only take 3 hours. Dremels are a wonderful thing.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 00:59   #8
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For this kind of thing you can also get away with homemade dremel made from $20 electric toothbrush. Cut the bristles and superglue sandpaper of choice.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 16:31   #9
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I haven't been doing it constantly, and I've been using a dremel. I'm just scared I'm going to take too much off in the wrong spot and fuck it up.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 16:33   #10
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There is a much simpler way to install a Hogue than to dremmel until your lungs turn black.

http://www.arniesairsoft.co.uk/forum...pic=98891&st=0

I'm sure it works because I've done it.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 02:19   #11
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UPDATE:

Got the barrel and Guide rod back from chroming, It looks amazing, I dont have any REALLY good shots of it cause my camera is crappy, but let me know what you think.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 02:28   #12
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Lol, it's so nice that it even complimented the camera in one pic. Love the chrome.
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Lol, it's so nice that it even complimented the camera in one pic. Love the chrome.
That was done on purpose to show the actual amount of Pwn the chrom has. It's so friggin sexy I don't even want to use it now. I'm afrid that if I did pull it out in the heat of battle I'd be busy looking at the gun and get shot.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 03:06   #14
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Looks really nice. did you polish it to chrome or did you chrome plate it? when i polished my outer barrel, it turns from a mirror shine to a duller silver look, then i restore it with 1200 grit paper. I don't know whats causing the barrel to dull, perhaps the silicone oil?
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I don't know whats causing the barrel to dull, perhaps the silicone oil?
The metal is getting tarnished, exposure to moisture or open air will cause your polish job to lose it's luster. One you take the paint off it's just pot metal underneath, it will rust and corrode very quickly. Thats why I had my barrel plated professionally. Chrome looks great, but it tends to reflect light giving away your position if you are hiding.

You'll want to protect the metal's surface somehow, Chrome is one way to go. You could also apply a very thin layer of clearcoat to the polished parts to keep air from getting to the metal.
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