July 25, 2007, 03:29 PM
I'm curious, I recently found some rust on one of my stainless steel hammers. Should I use a copper brush like the one I use on my barrel or would something else work better.
Someone suggested very fine steel wool, but I'm afraid to go that far.
July 25, 2007, 03:52 PM
0000 steel wool and light oil. Wipe clean often.
July 26, 2007, 08:52 PM
"0000 steel wool "
Keep steel wool off stainless.
It will smear onto the surface and then rust.
A brass or bronze brush is just fine.
July 29, 2007, 11:57 AM
If you're positive the hammer is stainless steel, I usually use 1500 or 2000 grit fine wet or dry sand paper for polishing out sctaches and pits on my stainless guns. If it is not a collectable and a utilitarian gun such as most of mine are, I just polish them with the fine grit paper.
My company issued me a stainless Ruger once. It looked like someone had dropped it many times on pavement with gravel in it. I went to work polishing out the blemishes with 800 working my way to 2000 grit paper and ended up with the envy of that office. When I was assigned elsewhere, everyone wanted that pistol! (Of course I had put some very handsome, deep red exotic grips on it too, but they stayed with me.):D
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