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Old April 7th, 2017, 05:52 PM   #1
 
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Satin or brushed stainless steel maintenance

How do you maintain the finish on your stainless guns?
If you try to cleanup any blemishes with Mother's Mag Polish it leaves that area too shiney and I'don't know how to restore the "brushed" look without making it look worse!
I've tried gray extra-fine Scotchbrite, I don't know that I'm crazy about that look!
What's the trick to keeping that finish on your stainless gun looking great?



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I use the synthetic scuffing pads available at auto parts stores. I use the grey, the brand is Gator, Finish 1st, package is marked ultra fine. The maroon is marked very fine and equivalent to 360 grit, the grey 800 grit. Use very light pressure. I made the finish on a used Speed Six that I bought with quite a few blemishes look new, but that one also required some 600 grit sandpaper to remove some scratches before using the pads.

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Along with synthetic pads I have used some of grit less cleaned safe for cleaning stainless in the kitchen. Works well on tough powder marks etc.
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Wipe it with oil, and call it good. That's why I buy stainless.
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Wipe it with oil, and call it good. That's why I buy stainless.
+1 for that method. Wipe the cylinder face with a Lead Away cloth to remove powder burn rings if they bother you.
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"Wipe it with oil, and call it good. That's why I buy stainless." Unintended consequence of the invention of carefree steel is carefree steel being the blank canvas of DIY refinishers that never stop caring for it.
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