Cleaning and brightening stainless steel gun finishes
On occasion we hear of inquiries concerning the question of brightening the finish of stainless steel guns etc. This is a post from GunBoards.com from 2008. It compares one users opinion about a number of popular metal polishes for this purpose.
“The most often used polishes for stainless guns are:
This is available MANY places, online and locally.
Flitz. Usually more often recommended then Simichrome due to it’s finer abrasive:
Again, available MANY places online and local.
Mother’s Mag. Available in most automotive and motorcycle shops and often at Wal-Mart.
This is one of the most often recommended.
Online and locally.
Truth is most any good grade metal polish recommended for stainless will do.
Just be careful not to over do it, since this will make the metal too shiny.
If what you want is a bright polish job, get the Mother’s Mag.
When using ANY metal polish on guns with finishes other than stainless steel, be careful. ALL metal polishes are abrasive, no matter WHAT they may say.
Use too often or too hard, and these will all strip bluing and other gun finishes off.
While they will also polish plastic, you may not want a shiny, slick polymer frame.
So, for a bright, high mirror-like shine, use Mother’s Mag, for ordinary use, Flitz is milder.
Last edited by dfariswheel; 04-07-2008 at 08:29 PM. ” End of post.
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