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How do U keep a coin finish gun looking good?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by turbonick, Sep 19, 2007.

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  1. turbonick

    turbonick Member

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    I have a coin finish gun which gets darker by the day then turns black. Is there something that can be done while normally cleaning the gun? What about a soft tip dremel? What do you guys use?
     
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    Gun oil
     
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    Try Flitz polish for guns. It'll help shine your receiver and it won't harm bluing. After polishing and buffing by hand, wipe all areas with a quality gun oil. Do not store your gun in a case! Cases have a tendancy to attract and hold moisture. Flitz can be purchased at Brownell's and most gun stores stock it as well.

    Good luck,
    Steve
     
  4. Baron23

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    Personally, I would not use Flitz or any other polishing compound...not rouge, not semi-chrome, or any of the other fine polishing pastes. Coin finish is usually an acid etched finish and I would not want to polish that finish off (used to be that they would case color then polish off the color leaving a coin or french gray finish...now mostly acid etched).

    My personal recommendation is Never Dull. What you are describing is tarnish, not corrosion (i.e. no pitting or rust). Never Dull will take that off without any abrasives...works reeeeeeal good in many applications.

    This link is to Amazon, but its sold at a zillion places on-line and in brick and mortar stores.

    If you keep it well oiled, it shouldn't tarnish so bad...what kind of gun?

    http://www.amazon.com/Basch-Never-Dull-Metal-Polish/dp/B0000AXNLU
     
  5. turbonick

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    Thanks for all the information! I'm trying to keep it well oiled, and I'm not storing it in the case anymore. It's a K80. Thanks again!
     
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    I had a Gold Super Scroll Coin for 15 years. I kept it properly serviced. I sold it a month or so ago, and the buyer wrote me and said it looked new. It was NOT a safe queen, but was a very expensive back up for a better grade gun.

    Keep it lubed, and wearing gloves might help. I wear Gungloves year round, and have for years.

    I have used Ballistol for many years. I think it is the best for all around protection and lubrication.
     
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    Bill- I have had good success with wax on wood stocks and less success with wax on the metal parts. My personal preference is for a harder automotive wax on guns. I have used a lot of the softer wax you mentioned to coat nails and screws before putting them into hardwoods. It is a very useful product to have around the shop.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    NEVER DULL !!!!!
     
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    Beretta recommends Boeshield.
    Leaves an undetectable film on the metal.
    I have been using it for a year with good results.
    Sears carries it; so does Brownell's
    - Brad
     
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    When I was a kid, we would break open a thermometer and catch the mercury in it,, Put some on a cloth and polish coins. Really made them shine up. Would this work on a gun??????? Disclaimer>>>> Mercury has been found to be harmful to humans>>>>> Paul
     
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    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Just for aftershoot wipedowns I used the Birchwood Casey lead away rags meant to clean revolver cylinder faces
     
  12. JoeBerg

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    These Cape Cod polishing cloths clean up the silver nitride finish on my XT's receiver beautifully. Rolex jewelers use these to clean & polish stainless, 18 kt gold & platinum watch parts, so I figured I'd give it a try on the silver nitride, and it works great. Definitely worth $5 or $6 bucks to try it out on a coin finish! - JoeBerg
     
  13. turbonick

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    Thanks for all the ideas guys. I got some of the Never Dull and have the Cape Cod polishing cloth on order. I used a cotton ball sized piece of the Never Dull and after rubbing it on the receiver it turned a white towel green and black! That stuff really works! And the gun is good as new. I think the $5 can will last me at least a year.
     
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