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Old 11-10-2010, 11:53 AM   #11
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I just use the lead remover cloth. 5 seconds of rubbing and its gone.
Ditto. Works every time.
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FLITZ with a soft cloth, and in seconds the GSR is gone...

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...try Flitz polish. But it might make the front of your cylinder so shiny, it will out flash the rest of the finish! Then you will have to do the WHOLE gun!

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...try Flitz polish. But it might make the front of your cylinder so shiny, it will out flash the rest of the finish! Then you will have to do the WHOLE gun!
I'd like to try that. I want my 'baby' to shine. I'm afraid of ruining the finish, though. Is there anything that WILL ruin the finish on a stainless steel gun?
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I'd like to try that. I want my 'baby' to shine. I'm afraid of ruining the finish, though. Is there anything that WILL ruin the finish on a stainless steel gun?
Stainless doesn't mean it won't rust, just that it takes longer for a stainless gun to rust. If you carry the gun, wipe it down nightly with a silicone cloth, or a cloth that has been misted with rig, corrosion X, or similar protectant. Don't store the gun in it's holster. The leather can hold moisture and transfer it to the gun. Don't let cleaning solvents "sit" on the gun. Always follow a solvent with a light oiling.

Just my two cents.....

Here's a link to some polishes for stainless firearms.

Cleaning and brightening stainless steel gun finishes | The Polish Guy - Polishing Videos Instructions - Polishing Tutorials, Tips and Techniques
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I did try some Flitz I had laying around (use it for cutlery and for polishing plastics) by gently rubbing with a Q-Tip and soft cloth but it didn't really help. Maybe I needed to buff more but I don't want to scour it too much.

The Flitz DID help shine up some dull areas due to manufacturing like the area between the barrel and the frame. Just lightly buffed it with a Dremel soft felt tip set on a very slow speed.

I couldn't find Lead-Away at my local gun store so I ended up ordering some on the internet. I'll try it when it arrives otherwise I'm not too concerned with a bit of the flash burn on the front of the cylinder since it's common.

But all the tips are appreciated.

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I have used Hoppe's Lead Remover cloth for many years on stainless finishes to removed the residue on the front of revolver cylinders. When the problem was at its worst I have used a bit of Flitz on the cloth. I have never experienced any damage to the finish of a stainless firearm.

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I use a green scrubbie. It does not remove everything, but does a pretty good job.

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...try Flitz polish. But it might make the front of your cylinder so shiny, it will out flash the rest of the finish! Then you will have to do the WHOLE gun!
True dat!
My stainless guns always get the Flitz treatment (that's liquid Flitz & a soft cloth, nothing abrasive) before my cleaning ritual is finished. Cylinders that are easy to pop off, are always removed & rubbed clean. Cylinders that aren't easy to remove will generally be cleaned while still on the gun. This method doesn't usually get the same results as removing the cylinder, but it's better than just leaving it alone.

My Security Six for example, looks like this after each range trip clean-up. I like my stainless guns to shine.

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Oh, man!! I want my gun to look like that. I'm gonna have to get some of that Flitz stuff. Where do you get it? Is it a gun product sold only at gun shops or is it a household product?

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