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Scratches on a Nickle finish how to remove?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Rule3, Nov 6, 2012.

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  1. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

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    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.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    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
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
  4. Rule3

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    Didn't think so but was worth a try. Thanks.
     
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    Do I have to write on the blackboard 100 times now?:rolleyes:
     
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    battle scars , the only thing you can do is replate it
     
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