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Old 01-26-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
 
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Thanks to Blue Wonder, I've gotten pretty good at touching up some of my firearms to remove rust and reapply blue. However, I have holster wear on my S&W revolver, which is in stainless. How do you "repair" a stainless finish?

Stupid holster....
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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Re: fixing a stainless finish?

I'm assuming it's just dulled out where it contacts the holster? Get a little tube of flitz and polish it right back up to match the rest of the gun. Or go crazy with it and put a mirror shine on the whole thing.
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Re: fixing a stainless finish?

that could be perceived as a problem with some of these "satin" or bead blasted stainless guns geting some "polishing" to some areas from holster wear........

how to make these brite wear areas sub-dued to match the gun---i ain't got a clue........................
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I didn't give that a thought, Deputy. That'll be an issue with my Redhawk I bead blasted.
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i've always viewed wear and tear as "character" for the gun............of course when i trade one in the FFL looks at it different when we're discussing the value........... ........
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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Re: fixing a stainless finish?

There isn't a gun that I have that doesn't have some sort of wear. Mine are to use, when your using the fritz use a chamos it will really shine them up. My friend the jewerl told me that trick works great too.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:25 PM   #7
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Re: fixing a stainless finish?

If it's a satin finish, go to your local automotive parts store and buy a fine (grey, I think) Scotch Brite pad and gently buff the bad spots.



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Re: fixing a stainless finish?

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i've always viewed wear and tear as "character" for the gun
Indeed, and character is not a problem. My only concern is that it might eventually turn into something much worse, like rust. I don't kow what's been exposed, or if it's getting worse. So I'm just a bit worried.
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It will be okay , it is stainless all the way through, it is not a coating. Stainless will rust, just takes more abuse to have it do so.
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It will be okay , it is stainless all the way through, it is not a coating. Stainless will rust, just takes more abuse to have it do so.
+1 Those worn spots are no more likely to rust than any other place on the gun.
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