November 4, 2006, 07:30 PM
I picked up nickeled Model 37 Airweight with a small circle of flecked nickel on the barrel's underlying metal. Unger magnification, the areas immediately around the fleck appears stable. Please see pictures.
Any suggestions on keeping it from spreading? A dab of clear nail polish?
Thank you, Bill
November 5, 2006, 09:55 AM
Keep your solvents OFF that spot. Some solvents will attack nickel and do it in short order. Just about any penetrating oil could get under the finish in a spot like that and hurt the finish too. Plain old motor oil works as well as anything that will be 110% safe for a solvent on nickel guns.
A little clear nail polish would help. Then use paste wax on the outside of the gun. It won't need any cleaning of the outside beyond a wipedown and re-wax.
November 5, 2006, 05:01 PM
I have some Johnsons Paste Wax in the yellow tin, intended for floors I think. Would this be a good choice, Regards, Bill
November 5, 2006, 06:55 PM
Johnson's Paste Wax has been used on guns for many , many years !!
November 6, 2006, 06:00 AM
what is the recommended method for removing the existing film of oil on the pistol's nickel surface? Bill
November 6, 2006, 08:53 AM
Bill, alcohol will work fine.
November 6, 2006, 07:11 PM
I'll be waxing tonight, Bill