1911 cleaning question

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Navarre, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Navarre

    Navarre New Member

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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.

    Thanks,
    Navarre
     
  2. lbarz

    lbarz New Member

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    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 lbarz333@hotmail.com if you want to see a picture of it, Larry
     

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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

    NGIB New Member

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    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...
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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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.
     
  6. rab

    rab New Member

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    If I remmember

    I think it's "Simachrome"
     
  7. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    You could cera coat it
     
  8. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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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.