GUN tarnish remover? SS

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  1. kaps

    kaps :lurk: OT Supporter

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    Anyone know of a good product to remove tarnish from Stainless steel? Tried mineral spirits, Blue magic metal polish, and lighter fluid. My repro series 70 colt got some rust on it from storage and the naval jelly left tarnish or what looks like it.

    Pic from when it was new, be nice to get it back into shape again, Thanks
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    kaps :lurk: OT Supporter

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    the rust is gone, just tarnish now. I was told steel wool but didnt want to scratch up the finish, plus some of the rust was a lil deep. Was recommended naval jelly by a few, it worked and I didnt let it dry but now I need to remove tarnish. Most of the tarnish remover products I see say not to use on SS.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Wait I thought only XD's rusted :noes:
     
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    Brownells sells a product called simichrome that I've been pretty happy with. Use it by hand, its easy to get bad results with a dremel though!
     
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    i've used steel wool to get rid of some rust before. I had left a .22 revolver in a range bag for about two years, and forgot about it. When i found it, it had some rust on the back side of the grip. I used some steel wool to get rid of it, and it didnt hurt the blueing(sp?) at all. It did leave some very minor pitting though :o
     
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    check out "boeshield" rust remover
     
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    Brasso might work, also fine steel wool like 000 wont scratch at all, I've used it to clean car windows.
     
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    These products/steel wool will remove rust or tarnish? Cause the rust is now gone, only tarnish/burnt metal type look. Ill look into the chemicals. I hope I can get it back to original shape without refinishing the weapon, its not that old, and needs to be sent back to Colt for warrantee work.
    Thanks for the replies.
     

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