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Old 10-23-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-23-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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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 lbarz333@hotmail.com if you want to see a picture of it, Larry

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

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

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I think it's "Simachrome"

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You could cera coat it

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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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