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What do you use? And let's see some before and after pics, just got a sw chief special and it has a matte look to the stainless, I would like to put a mirror finish on it, I think it looks classier.
 

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a lot of people use Flitz to polish them. i have seen some good results from people that have here on the forum. some Flitz, a soft cloth and a little elbow grease!
 

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I was thinking of flitz, but didn't want to use anything that would mess it up! Thanks.
 

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I was thinking of flitz, but didn't want to use anything that would mess it up! Thanks.
personally i have never used it, but have seen several done using it here on the forum, and the results are awesome. it's very mildly abrasive polish. the one thing about SS is there isn't any finish to remove because it's the base metal and finish.
 

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personally i have never used it, but have seen several done using it here on the forum, and the results are awesome. it's very mildly abrasive polish. the one thing about SS is there isn't any finish to remove because it's the base metal and finish.
I'm gonna pick some flitz up and get to it, I will post pics when I'm done with it! Thanks for the info!
 

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I use one of those lead removal cloths from Birchwood Casey. Got it to clean powder residue from the cylinder face and found it to work on the whole shootin iron.
 

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I've always liked mothers mag. Flitz is good but personally I've gotten better results with mothers mag and some spare time.
 

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Ditto what 25-5 said...BC also makes a polishing cloth too but I have yet to try it out...
I have one of those lead cloths. It'll take the lead off it but it won't polish a stainless steel gun to a bright shine like I've seen on here.
 

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I picked up a lead cleaning cloth for the cylinder burns, and am gonna hit it with some polish this weekend when I have some extra time. I will post before and after pics.
 

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In the end you will be happier with the matte finish. I know a high shine finish looks really cool. But the shine is a real ***** when shooting in the sun. Even the light of a high intensity flashlight can be annoying with a high shine finish.
 

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In the end you will be happier with the matte finish. I know a high shine finish looks really cool. But the shine is a real ***** when shooting in the sun. Even the light of a high intensity flashlight can be annoying with a high shine finish.
That's a good point, I may just wipe it with the lead remover cloth and leave it as is, its in really good shape, and on my property we are usually shooting in the sun. Thanks for the advice!
 

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I picked up a lead cleaning cloth for the cylinder burns, and am gonna hit it with some polish this weekend when I have some extra time. I will post before and after pics.
That's what I use the lead cleaning cloth for. It takes the burns off the cylinder and the inside of the frame where the cylinder tucks in. I LOVE my stainless steel revolver.
 

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I used some flitz and shined it up a bit, didn't put a mirror finish on it just a little shine.

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