Polymer 80 Pro Series - Channel

Updated: Jul 21, 2019


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- Welcome back, freedom protectors. Today on the Marine Gun Building Channel I'm gonna teach you how to get your Polymer80, the channel 100%, gorgeous. No hiccups, no sanding marks, no chances of your guide rod catching when you assemble and go to the range. I'm talking only the first time quality, we can find on the M.G.B channel. If this is your first time here at the M.G.B channel, welcome my FREEDOM PROTECTOR! Please hit subscribe, turn on notifications Your Polymer80 will be so glad you did. It's time to go pro, roll the intro. All right, so let's start banging some of this stuff out. So, what we have here is a channel that we need to get rid of. Now first I want you to understand why we're not gonna use sanding wheels here. Okay, first of all, the tab, all we really need to do is remove it, okay? If I use a sanding wheel. what happens is as its spinning and spinning and spinning all the way down, it's just melting the plastic, it's not cutting the plastic out, it's melting the plastic down, and then as you get down into the channel now you're forced to try to blend it in okay, which means you coming way over and scratching the rest of the channel that we don't need to be scratching. The other piece is, and let me just move the camera over here and up a little bit, the other piece here is that a lotta times people are using the Dremel tool okay. So here's a Dremel 4000, pretty standard Dremel, and what occurs is, is that they're in here like this they're constantly at an angle because look, I can't get down deep in there. So, now I'm on an angle and I'm going back and forth trying to go down, melting all that plastic down, but when I get down to here I'm actually hitting the sanding wheel into the channel, causing gouging and all sorts of scratches. Now, you don't realize that that gouging is there, right, because you probably do this little thing where you say, oh I run it along and if it's smooth, it's good and I'm good to go. But the reality is if you take a finer look, and I'll grab a frame over here, like this, where I put some red compound in, okay. Now if I run my finger down this channel, right? Or I even use a tool to come down to see if it's smooth, it's super smooth. But you see that red compound, that showing us that where those gouges are because it sinks in to the crevices. So actually, that's probably what it looks like and again that is from coming in here like this, because you can't be flat and it's hitting, okay? Now, does that hurt the functionality of the weapon, eehh, you know, we could have a whole discussion on that alone. But at the end of the day, I don't want to put together these fantastic Polymer80, right, spend an enormous amount of money on slides and decking it out and Guccing it up, only for it to look like trash inside right? I don't want it to look like it rolled off the factory floor. So when I look inside that channel looks gorgeous. Look how nice and flat my tabs are, nice and flush, you can't even tell that I worked on this, that I built that last 20%. It looks like it came like this as a serialized frame. And that's the goal of everything that we do here when we're building a Polymer80, right, first time quality. So here we need to get rid of this tab, and were not gonna use sanding wheels in order to do that. So, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go over with you how to remove this and then how to get fine polish down the middle so that you have a beautiful channel, all away and consistent all the way through, which by the way means what? It means a happy guide rod, right? It means a happy recoil spring coming in and out of there with no hiccups and no chance to catch one of those little coils on one of those gouges. All right, so that's what we're gonna focus on right now. All right, so step one. I have an X-Acto kit. Now look if you're really good with in Dremel, you can skip this piece, but if you want exact precision, and you're not comfortable with a Dremel, I recommend that you take this kind of first step before we go on to the next step, okay. So when you have an X-Acto kit, and in your X-Acto kit is a number 17 chisel, number 18 chisel, I kinda use them both, depending on the frame that I'm using, okay? But here I have a 17 chisel into the X-Acto knife. Now what I'm gonna do is, so the blades here it's facing down, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take the blade and I'm gonna put it right up against the wall of where the cut out is, okay? And I'm just gonna start to chisel in, make a little mark, and then I'm gonna come down and make a mark. Now, you can only go down so far before that crescent begins, right? We have that crescent. So, I'm just go down to where we it begins to crest, all the way down and I'm gonna do that, on the other side as well. So we'll blade up against that wall, and just makin' that mark with the chisel, blade in, making that mark with the chisel okay? I do that on this side, I'm gonna spin it around, Now, when you look at it in the back, okay, what's you have to understand about this tab is that it starts thin and then it flares out, it gets thicker as it goes down the channel. But if you look at the channel, the channel lines up directly where that cut out on either side of the wall is, right? That's kinda our indication of where we're wide enough to be, okay, 'cause it's exactly kinda printed for us. So I'm gonna take the knife, and on the inside you're gonna come again from the top up against that wall here, okay, make a mark nice and tight up against that wall, and then you're gonna slip the knife down and it's actually can go right to where that channel is okay. Right, 'cause that's where it starts to crest. So I just make a mark right there, right, with the chisel. I do the same thing on the other side, I come in nice and tight flat up against the wall, and I make a mark with my 17 chisel, come down a little bit and then I hit the channel wall there, and I make another mark, okay. So now that I've done that, I've kinda made a little outline of the two sides, what I'm gonna do is take this chisel and I'm gonna start to work it again on either side, going a little deeper this time. So, I'm in, I'm going a little deeper, giving a little wiggle like this all the way down to where I want to be at that where it starts to crest, but I'm up against the wall, I'm nice and tight, and I can't make a mistake on the step okay. And what this is doing is providing a guide for us as we go on to the next step. P80 So, here, here, here, here, okay? Then you're gonna get deep enough see how it sliding like this where I can actually use the chisel to cut in. So, here we go, I'm cutting in and I can feel the knife right up against the wall, I'm nice and safe, I'm only on the tab that we wanna remove. So this is perfect, I'm already in. I'm gonna do this all the way around, get into that channel, once the knife's deep enough, and be able to move back and forth, and up and down, all right? So you can just do this, now look, if you're brand new, all right, you're brand new and as you watch the rest of this video you can actually go all the way until the knifes comes out the other side. I'm actually almost there, all right. These X-Acto knives are super, super sharp, and they're fantastic for this P80 job right here, okay? So I'm just gonna go ahead and kinda come back and in, right up on that wall, slide in, nice and easy, and I'm making a connection, I'm already through I can already feel it, I'm nice and smooth that fast, okay. It's important to obviously have sharp blades, okay? Dull blades no good for this. So that's it, I just got one more here. P80 polymer 80 polymer 80 build Here that plastic and I'm through. All right, easy, breezy, fo sheezy. Good to go. All right, so, next is a Dremel kit, these are brad point bits, okay. I'm gonna take this one right here, which if you watch the Pin video, this is our 532nd set I use, okay, and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna come over here to the channel, I'm gonna look down the middle here, it's got a nice little point at it, that's what the brad point means, right, let's see if this can focus for us, gotta brad point right here on the bit. I'm gonna come to my channel and I'm gonna kinda look at where I need to be, right? I don't wanna go to low and hit this ridge, right here where that needs to stay. But I wanna be high enough but yet low enough that I don't have to do a lot of work after. So kinda right there is where I wanna be. I'm just gonna press in to make a little mark of where I want to use that piece, okay? And it makes a little dimple into the plastic that point does, okay. Then I'm just gonna get a Sharpie. Really quick, I'm just going to kinda circle where it is that I need to be. I need some light over here. Okay, so I'm just gonna make a little circle of where I wanna be. So now what I'm gonna do. Okay, so again the big tool can't fit in this channel, it's no good. So here I have a 90, okay. So, I need the 90 to kinda come in here and sit like this, all right, with my bit at the end. All right, so I'm nice and even and I'm pushing the bit right through. So, I'm gonna go ahead and put this bit on real quick. P80 build polymer 80 polymer 80 build So, now your result is you got a nice straight hole right down the middle, okay. It's nice and clean. We don't have a whole bunch of sanding mess, we just got a little bit of debris from where we drilled, all right, so now we're gonna move on to step three, I'm just gonna clean this up real quick, and I'm gonna change out of this 90 to a shaft. Now we're ready to go, so getting back to 17 chisel, right. I got down the sides, the two sidewalls already done, and now I'm gonna use the chisel and all I'm gonna do again, put it flat in here, okay, and as you see if I'm nice and flat and I line it up at the bottom where the channel should be, where my cut is and I'm directly in the hole right? Nice and easy, boom and in, all right? So I'm just gonna mark right into the hole, just like that. And then I'm gonna do the same thing for the other side, up against that side wall. Again, I'm nice and flat on the frame, it lines up perfect for me, and I'm gonna make my line right into the hole from there. Perfect, okay. So, now all I'm gonna do is I'm gonna work that back and forth, and I'm gonna take it out one shot. So for those of you that are good with a Dremel all you have to do is get a 9901 bit and just scoop right in and out, boom, in and out, scoop, scoop, scoop, and take it out in one shot, okay? But I'm making this video as if we are brandy new, it's our first build, and/or we don't have perfect Dremel skills. This just beats Dremelin' away with a sanding disk, and melting all this stuff and making a complete disaster mess. Who needs that trash, we want quality, and we want to be exactly where we need be for this channel. This provides that opportunity to do it. So I'm coming out the other side a little bit now. Once you feel that you're deep enough okay, like I can see that the blade is pretty deep. Remember it flares out at the bottom, it's thicker at the bottom. But I'm pretty deep right now in here, and I am past this line on both sides of my wall. So here what I gonna do now, we're just gonna take it out. We get pair of pliers, and grab a hold of it and just, plop! Just like that. See that? No Dremeling there. Just take it, pull it right out, back and forth, nice and easy, breezy. All right, I mean all that was stuff that we were Dremelin', throwing down and about. So now all we have really is this little half-moon here to take care of. All right, so for this here. You just use really any kind of cutting bit that's in a ball shape, all right. See they come in all different sizes, as a matter of fact, if you bought a Dremel with a kit, it probably comes with this anyway. I'll put links down in the description so you can grab everything that you're gonna see me use anyway. All right, so, I'm just gonna changes this bit out, in the regular nut here with standard collet inside. Typically, when you use a shaft, use the wider nut. However, the wider nut doesn't fit in here, you'll end up hitting the sides of your frame and marring it up, okay? I have a ball bit at the end of this, a routing bit. And so we're gonna go in, and where just gonna , take out that half moon. I have the Dremel set to 15. p80 build polymer 80 polymer 80 build p80 build polymer 80 poylmer 80 build polymer 80 instructions Same process for polymer 80 glock 17 Same process for polymer 80 glock 19 polymer80 pf45 polymer80 pf940v2 p80 build series polymer 80 holster videos coming soon p80 build polymer 80 build That's all she wrote. All right, I mean not much, just some little flakes, all right. Just to save myself some time. So, now I'm gonna move to diamond bits. Put the rest of my stuff up here. Don't know what I'm gonna need, but whatever I need I got. Polishers, diamond bits make your life easy. P80 Build Series All right. Diamond bits, diamond bits, diamond bits, diamond bits. Let's see. Let's start with another bull. Also gonna start to take it wet, because what happens is that as, this is just chipping away little by little, and it can cake up on you. So I'm just gonna take some 2000, wet sandpaper. This also help with any burring that's left over from the from the routing bit. All right, just put it in there. It's 2000, it won't ever hurt anything. p80 build series p80 polymer 80 polymer 80 build polymer 80 holster video coming soon! Polymer 80 glock 19 Polymer80 glock 19 Same process for polymer80 pf940v2 Same process for polymer 80 glock 17 Polymer80 glock 17 Polymer80 glock 19 Polymer80 glock 26 polymer80 pf45 p80 build series Subscribe and Like You see how we have just a little bit in the front? I mean this is what the ball really just does so well. It's gonna come in here. Right? Right up to the line. Beautiful. Thank you for watching Freedom Protector! So, now all we have to do here is I got the locking block in, I don't wanna see any fine trimming that has to be done here. So I have a little bit right here against this wall that I need to take out. The sides are pretty good, although I have a little piece right there that I'm gonna touch up too. So I got my straight diamond bits here, and actually I'll just use the one I pulled out. That's perfect. polymer 80 build p80 build series p80 build series updated frequently polymer 80 build polymer 80 polymer 80 holster videos coming soon p80 polymer 80 build There. All right, I mean not much, just you know, a minute or so, maybe not even, movin' down. p80 polymer 80 build polymer 80 glock 19 p80 build series ♪ Oh, oh, it's magic ♪ p80 ♪ Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful channel ♪ p80 Don't you love a gorgeous channel? Huh? Nice and polished. You know who's gonna love this channel? You know who's gonna love it? The freakin' recoil assembly man, it's gonna love it. Slidin' in nice and smooth, fun, fun. A lot of these frames have a little bump that sits behind where your channel insert was. I don't know if you can see it on camera, but it's right here, a lot of them have that, okay? So you can take that out, let me show you. Not that one. Let's look at this one here. So, this one here, you can see, let see if it focuses? Yeah, there it is. You can see I took it out when I did the channel, so it was sitting right there okay? Let's see if we can put it side by side. Like this. So the bump is right here, it's like a little riser of material okay. So we can take that out. Well how do we take it out? Well, real simple. We just take that diamond bit, and we go ahead and blend. p80 polymer80 build polymer 80 glock 19 polymer 80 instructions polymer80 glock 19 See, just a couple of quick passes. I mean that was like, I don't know five or six hits, and it just came right off, little bit right here. Thank you for watching Freedom Protector And that's it, 10 seconds, bye-bye bumps, all right. So, you know the drill. A little wet sandpaper to clean it up, and then I'm gonna go back to the polisher did I get it all? Was I being to impatient? Let's see. Mmhh? I'm a perfectionist, sorry. That's better. p80 p80 build polymer 80 polymer 80 build Yeah. All right now I'm happy, okay. So, because I went in with a diamond bit obviously I just gotta hit it with the green polisher again. And once I do that we'll be good to go, nice and flat, and even. I don't really know why that bump is there. You know, some frames have it and some frames don't. And it's not really a, it's kind of a hit-and-miss thing. So what I'm gonna do is, we'll come right to this one. Right, just gotta kinda get in there again, 'cause I, 'cause I was on. All right. p80 build polymer 80 build polymer 80 glock 19 So, I'm just gonna step down one, and we should be good. All right. P80 build Like she rolled off the factory floor. Beautiful channel, beautiful channel. Absolutely gorgeous. Okay, she looks great. So, now that that is done, let's have a quick chat real quick. All right, so a couple of things, If you already did your channel, all right, let's say you kinda did the whole sanding drum routine with files and all that garbage, all right, but you wanna correct it, okay. So the first thing you need to do is get some Scratch Doctor and some hard polishers. These aren't the felt tip ones that come in your Dremel kit. These are medium duty hard polisher, okay. So, that two together, right, just put some of that new finish on here, and then when you done with that, come to some Ultimate Black by Meguiar's. Now it's not the Back To Black, it's the Ultimate Black that you wanna use, all right? And that along with your green impregnated polishing kit should smooth that out. Now again, you might have those gouges like I showed you earlier, then you will need some of the diamond bits to go ahead and go in there, and even that out. All right, but that's how you take care of that. And the last thing is, black is a completely different beast okay? And so when the channel is live in a couple of weeks we're gonna be covering black and you know what to do with black, all right? But black is a nightmare, okay? And it needs a different process to get correct, all right? So there's some tricks that I have for that, 'cause you know black shows everything under the sun, and then some marring and scratching and all that other stuff that is so common with black. So that's it, we have a beautiful channel. I'm gonna go ahead and clean this up, dry it up, and we'll take some pictures and will be good to go. Hope you enjoyed the video. And there she is a gorgeous, first-time-quality channel, like she rolled off the factory floor, and that's what it's all about, getting it right the first time. All right, my friends. 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