Scratches on a Nickle finish how to remove?


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Rule3
November 6, 2012, 08:40 PM
Besides the usual Flitz or Mothers Mag Polish, can super fine steel or bronze wool be used on Nickle Plated firearms. Or super fine 3M pads? I am more used to finishing stainless guns.

The metal polishes do bring a shine but do not remove any fine scratch marks.

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rcmodel
November 6, 2012, 08:58 PM
No.

Any abrasive, no matter how fine, will cut through the thin nickle plating and expose the underlaying copper base plating.

Don't even think about using a Steel-Wool or Scotch-Brite pads on it!

rc

Jim Watson
November 6, 2012, 09:07 PM
Agree. Only the finest cloudiness can be polished off of nickel plate.
I got two functional guns cheap because Bubba + Buffer burned through the nickel and exposed the copper layer.

Rule3
November 6, 2012, 09:15 PM
Didn't think so but was worth a try. Thanks.

45crittergitter
November 6, 2012, 09:27 PM
NickEL. :)

Rule3
November 7, 2012, 01:05 AM
NickEL. :)
Do I have to write on the blackboard 100 times now?:rolleyes:

barstoolguru
November 7, 2012, 01:43 AM
battle scars , the only thing you can do is replate it

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