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Old 05-26-2012, 06:48 AM   #11
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The only nickled guns that have a copper undercoat are guns that were aftermarket plated.
The "steel doesn't take nickel plating" stuff is a wive's tale.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:51 AM   #12
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Scampi-There is no commercial bore cleaner that will strip nickel in minutes. Even industrial nickel stripping solutions take 30 minutes plus.
My bet is that the nickel is only discolored. A gentle wiping with Simichrome polish should brighten it right up.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:43 PM   #13
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If a manufacturer or their warranty center warns about using cleaning products which contain amonia on nickle plated firearms, believe them. It doesn't happen instantly, but will over time.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #14
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I sent photo to Ruger and they advised they could not help. I had a tube of FLITZ (metal,plastic polish) that was known to clear headlights, and I heard good reviews on line for guns. So while watching war movies I got my gun slide back to new condition! Thank you Thank you!
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