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How to get rid of scratches on Stainless Steel slide?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by .357 magnum, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. .357 magnum

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    This is an area I have no experience in. I just bought a gun that came with a few scratches on the slide. When a gun is new I prefer that it least start out nice. They are not deep, but surface scratches. Any ideas on how to get rid of them? Would it work on an older gun too? I do appreciate any help!

    Thank you! The Best to All!

    Frank
     
  2. AcenJay

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    If it's polished stainless steel, try Flitz and some elbow grease.
     
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    I bead blasted mine. Went over the whole gun and made it all matte, instead of polished flats. Makes the gun look like new and doesnt show the scratches like the polished flats do.
     
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    try the green scotch pads you use to clean pots and pans for the worst scratches. use gun oil and go lightly. for light scratches or to follow up after the green scotch pad get some synthetic 000 steel wool and use gun oil to work out the scratches and blend in with the surrounding finish. worked great on my anaconda.
     
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    The green pads are a bit coarse for a final finish. Maroon, gray, white are the finer grades. White is supposed to be equivalent to 0000 steel wool.

    Woodcraft sells an assortment of pads. Handy for much besides guns.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?FamilyID=5502
     
  7. JoeHatley

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    Stop into www.midwestwoodworkersonline.com and get an assortment of the woven pads. I like the grey, but the finish on your gun will determine which is best for you.

    For the rest of the board members, these guys are local to the original poster.

    Good Luck...

    Joe
     
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    Flitz is good. So is SemiChrome. Both are a 'bit' abrasive though. Start with Mothers Mag Wheel Polish. If that doesn't work step up to Flitz, or SemiChrome.
     
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    Larry Seecamp recommends 3M "Scotch Brite" pads for removing scratches on the Seecamp pistols.

    I believe this product is available at most department stores such as Walmart, K-mart, etc.. Also paint stores.

    Best Wishes,

    J. Pomeroy
     
  10. .357 magnum

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    Thank you!

    Great replies! A lot of knowledge out there on our site! Looking at the replies I should have mentioned gun brand etc. It is a Taurus 24/7 Pro [New]. Of course it is the stainless model, it looks to be more of a matte finish and I would not want to be real abrasive on it because of the brand, caliber, etc. etchings.

    Thank you to all who replied!
    The Best to you and Yours!

    Frank
     
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