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MrWray 02-23-2014 10:57 PM

Getting minor scratches out of a stainless gun?
I have just recently obtained a slightly used stainless Springfield Loaded 1911, and it has some minor scratches, nothing big but I would just like to clean it up a bit. What is a good way to polish or buff out the scratches?

Anna_Purna 02-23-2014 11:13 PM


Originally Posted by big_blue79 (Post 1514315)
I use Mother's Mag and Aluminum Wheel Polish. It's what was recommended to me to polish Stainless Steel.

I use that as well. Use a latex glove instead, dab some on the tip and just rub around and watch the white stuff turn to black. Keep rubbing, the black means you are doing its job. Once this starts to dry, then wipe away with a clean rag, and wipe again and inspect. Easy peasy. (whatever peasy means)

MrWray 02-23-2014 11:16 PM

Thank yall :)

Anna_Purna 02-23-2014 11:24 PM

Just don't try it on something like a mossberg mariner that has been clear coated, you will rub the clear matte coat off and then you will have to do the entire gun. :eek:

MrWray 02-23-2014 11:26 PM

Lol, whoops

Anna_Purna 02-23-2014 11:33 PM

(done so on purpose)

passtime 02-24-2014 02:39 AM

I use Happich Simichrome Polish. Usually cost between five and ten bucks for a 50oz. tube. A little goes a long way. I rub it in small circles, wipe it off and repeat until you reach the desired sheen.

danf_fl 02-24-2014 10:12 AM

IMO, scratches reflect that my handguns are not a safe queens.

But to each, their own.

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