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USCG
June 10, 2009, 12:12 AM
Unfortunately my stainless S&W revolver fell out of the blanket i hat it wrapped in... onto the concrete. So i have a couple of marks on the left side of the muzzle, and the cylinder... I was curious to know if anyone knew a good method to remove the marks and return the brushed stainless finish as close to original as i can.

OldShooter
June 10, 2009, 06:01 AM
You might try a green kitchen scrubbie. I used one on a 4506. It will take off the high points, but deep scratches will always be there. That's why I always carry my pistol in a holster or some kind of case. Cheap insurance.

USCG
June 10, 2009, 11:25 AM
I always carry it in a holster now, but when i first got it, I just wrapped it in a blanket and when i pulled it out of the trunk it fell... and that was only a couple weeks after i got it.
I was thinking about using a dremel very lightly, or a small file to just pull off most of the high points, I just don't know how i can get it back to the original brushed look after that...

James K
June 10, 2009, 12:48 PM
Unless you have a lot of practice, avoid the Dremel. Try the file and some 400-600 grit emery paper or cloth (try an auto store if your local hardware store doesn't have it.) But those scratches look pretty deep so you may want to stop before trying to remove all the marks since doing so would leave a definite "dished" area.

(Where in heck did you drop the gun? It looks like it fell into a bucket of scrap iron.)

Jim

USCG
June 10, 2009, 04:34 PM
concrete driveway... unfortunately

seanie
June 10, 2009, 06:19 PM
Maybe try out a sanding sponge?

MagnumWill
June 11, 2009, 12:44 AM
eek, i'd stay away from the Dremel as well. The most it would do is remove a lot of material. Try steel wool, going from 00 to 0000.

madcratebuilder
June 12, 2009, 07:02 AM
You well have to remove some metal to make those disappear. I have taken blems out that are similar to yours. I start with 320 grit paper on a flexible rubber backing, work up to 600, sometimes 1000 grit. To get the matte finish use a 3M pad for the final finish. It should be fairly easy to get rid of 90% of the damage.

I would tape off the damaged area and hit it with some fine glass bead. That way the pits well have a uniform flat finish to them and well be less visible when your done sanding.