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Old 06-10-2013, 02:04 AM   #11
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1. Where do I get the birch wood Casey cloth?
2. You just use mothers by itself and a glove?

I figured is have to use a Dremel and a buffing wheel or Nevr-dull or something.
Mothers polish found in the white and red can at your local car parts stores is great. Just use a surgical glove, dab a tiny bit of polish on your gloved fingertip and rub. It will turn black as it is working. A rag will also work, but the rag makes the polish dry out faster, so then you'd have to keep adding more polish. The surgical glove makes the polish go a long ways. When the polish dries out, then get a rag and wipe away the black, and wah lah!
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I've had good luck w Flitz but it is a non abrasive cleaner which also protects for up to 6 mths. I bought in qty but you might want to try a small tube to see if it works first.

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Flitz is abrasive. I know it says it isn't, but you can't polish without abrasion.

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STEP AWAY FROM THE DREMEL. NO ONE HAS TO GET HURT. JUST LAY THE DREMEL ON THE FLOOR AND STEP BACK FROM IT.



Honestly, for most things, Dremels and guns should not be in the same room. It is SO much easier to remove steel than to put it back. While the polishes are generally very low abrasive, the felt wheel itself has some abrasion- and you can start rounding over sharp edges, dishing out screw holes, etc.

Classical signs of a really, REALLY bad reblue job- someone got carried away with metal prep. Stick with the hand work. It will take longer, but you will not have to enroll in a Remedial Profanity class to express your unhappiness with what happened.

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Sorry- Mother told me to stay out of her polish, and buy my own!

Really!! c3 have you done everything your mother ever told you to do?




Don't really have anything useful to add on the ops subject, just couldn't resist commenting!!
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The grips aren't melted at all. They were just wet for several hours. Most of the damage was smoke/water damage. The roof was on fire for over 4 hours PLUS they dumped 22,000 gallons of water on it. BUT only the LCP was in the actual fire part and Ruger replaced it.

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Farmboy, do you happen to live near centerville, indiana? Just curious a buddy of mine i work with had a buddy whos house burnt and he had several guns.

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c3 have you done everything your mother ever told you to do?
Well, Mom did tell me to beware of talking to ladies that were strangers.....





So I made sure I introduced myself to them.




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No, southern Ohio. Only place I've ever lived lol

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Well the mothers and rubber glove seems to be working, but I'm not getting the shine/polished look I was hoping for. May just need modify my polishing motion into even smaller circular motions.

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