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Clarkkent 03-18-2013 06:42 PM

cleaning nickle of caked and dried on body oil.
 
I have a S&W Trooper 357 service rev. I have had it under my pillow for 10 years. It is now caked with a thin film of hardened body oil from my head and pillow.

If you buff it with a wheel it will come off and give a good shinny finish again.

I can't get into a lot of places with the wheel so is there some kind of liquid I could use such as acetone or lacquer thinner? (that wouldn't hurt the nickel or under layer of copper?

Thanks, CK

SRK97 03-18-2013 06:45 PM

You sleep with a gun "under" your pillow?

Clarkkent 03-18-2013 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by SRK97 (Post 1181161)
You sleep with a gun "under" your pillow?

Yep. I tried it with the gun on top of the pillow but it was too hard for my head.:D

SRK97 03-18-2013 09:16 PM

Maybe it's time to invest in a nightstand

Clarkkent 03-19-2013 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by SRK97 (Post 1181350)
Maybe it's time to invest in a nightstand

SRK97, do you have any ideas how I could clean the hardened layer of dirt off the Nickle finish of my 357?

Thanks, CK

MisterMcCool 03-19-2013 12:29 AM

Take it to a gunsmith.

GrtWhytHype 03-19-2013 12:41 AM

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Flitz and a buffer wheel. It'll take time and energy but you'll do it. I tried a couple different compounds but flitz worked the best.

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Took a friends S&W from this

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To this!

MisterMcCool 03-19-2013 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by GrtWhytHype
Flitz and a buffer wheel. It'll take time and energy but you'll do it. I tried a couple different compounds but flitz worked the best.

Took a friends S&W from this

To this!

Damn!!!!!!

SSGN_Doc 03-19-2013 01:02 AM

If it is just the oil with no pitting, you could completely disassemble it and put it in hot water with dawn detergent. Use a soft cloth or brush. Then remove it and rise it well with hot, hot water. Dry it completely, you can use a hair dryer, or even put the parts in an oven on low for about 15 minutes. Then oil it and reassemble.

Soap and water is not a bad cleaning soulution as long as you dry things well and oil when you are done.

winds-of-change 03-19-2013 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by SRK97 (Post 1181350)
Maybe it's time to invest in a nightstand

And clean it more than once every 10 years.


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