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Stainless - Cleaning

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Soonered, May 3, 2016.

  1. Soonered

    Soonered Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I've got a stainless gun with some slight dark spots that I'm trying to remove.

    Any suggestions on products or techniques to remove dark spots on stainless? I'm not wanting to use still wool or a synthetic pad that might alter the sheen of the gun where I rub it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Sum Gy Custom Firearms

    Sum Gy Custom Firearms Distinguished Poster

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    Shelia shine available at restaurant supply stores if that won't remove it then the next step will be mild abrasives like never dull, flitz or mothers.
     
    I'm a Rebel and 22lrfan like this.

  3. bar306

    bar306 Distinguished Poster

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    Sometimes, SS has dark areas in the metal. You can polish it, but it'll still be dark.
     
  4. Sum Gy Custom Firearms

    Sum Gy Custom Firearms Distinguished Poster

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    Stainless is exactly that stain-less not stain proof!!!!!;)
     
  5. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

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    If you can't find Flitz locally then a product called Simichrome (usually found at
    motorcycle shops used for making tail pipes look good) works as well in my
    experience. It comes in a tube about the same size as the Flitz, I have used
    both products; they are both good for removing cylinder face scorch marks
    on stainless revolvers.
     
  6. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Never dull is some goooooood stuff!
     
  7. CajunBP

    CajunBP Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    It also very good with brass...
     
  8. Soonered

    Soonered Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I've got some never dull. Use it to clean brass when reloading at the bench.

    Thanks for all the tips. I bet one will work.
     
  9. phillipd

    phillipd Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

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    Simichrome, Never Dull, Mother's, and Flitz got me through alot of rebuilds on old trucks and Harleys.
     
  10. DEADEYE 1

    DEADEYE 1 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Someone got me started on Flitz on the old forum that a lot of us came from.The Flitz is good for blued or stainless guns and leaves a protective coating on the surface.I use the Flitz polish to remove rust and the Flitz wax for protection. It is one of my best secrets for restoring guns that are rusted.
     
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  12. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

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    Cajun, it sure is good with brass, back in my largely misspent youth I found
    it to be a quite quick substitute for Brasso when your hands are worn out from
    all that rubbing, plus Brasso liquid just plain STINKS, they didn't have the paste
    kind in those days..........way back in the dark ages.:lol5:
     
  13. CajunBP

    CajunBP Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Simichrome is great when polishing brass embedded in leather (don't judge me) because it doesn't discolor the leather.
     
  14. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

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    I'll have to keep that trick in mind for the future, Cajun, thanks. (and NOT
    judging you at all)