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Navarre 10-23-2009 01:28 AM

1911 cleaning question
I found a Colt Mark 80 stainless today. Internals looked good but the outside not so good. Lots of places where the finish was dull/discolored from having the gun in a holster. I really wanted to get it but was afraid that it wouldn't clean up. Is there something I can use that will clean the finish? Perhaps using a Dremmel with a buffer tool? Any advice would help.


lbarz 10-23-2009 03:25 AM

1911 refinish
Hello, I have a kimber eclipse custom II stainless that I used a dremel tool with jeweler ruge and polished it it turned out really nice, give it a try. email me at if you want to see a picture of it, Larry

canebrake 11-17-2009 08:06 AM

One should never have a Dremel tool in the same building as a 1911!

NGIB 11-17-2009 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 187114)
One should never have a Dremel tool in the same building as a 1911!

Cane speaks the truth! It's a gun not a piece of art and finish wear is normal. For bad areas a little hand polishing, I use Mother's mag polish, will work just fine...

spittinfire 11-17-2009 12:37 PM

I think it Mothers, but someone makes a nano-polish that is AWESOME on aluminum, should work well on stainless as well.

rab 10-07-2011 04:28 AM

If I remmember
I think it's "Simachrome"

MrWray 10-07-2011 05:02 AM

You could cera coat it

EMTchad 10-07-2011 05:20 AM

Don't dremmel a 1911!? listen to all mighty canebrake. These gentlemen are showing u other ways. People here are another reason why my 1911 SA loaded parkerized is so dang sexy and without fail after thousands of rounds now.

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