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Barrel Fleck Nickeled Model 37

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by ZBill, Nov 4, 2006.

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  1. ZBill

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    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
     

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  2. HSMITH

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    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.
     
  3. ZBill

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    HSMITH: Thanks for the reply.

    I have some Johnsons Paste Wax in the yellow tin, intended for floors I think. Would this be a good choice, Regards, Bill
     
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    Johnson's Paste Wax has been used on guns for many , many years !!
     
  5. ZBill

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    Thanks folks,

    what is the recommended method for removing the existing film of oil on the pistol's nickel surface? Bill
     
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    Bill, alcohol will work fine.
     
  7. ZBill

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    Thanks HSMITH

    I'll be waxing tonight, Bill
     
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