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p l i n k e r
May 18, 2000, 09:25 PM
The cloth says that it will remove bluing. Anyone try it on nickle finishes? I'm thinking of using it on a factory nickle SW34-1.

May 18, 2000, 10:07 PM
Have you considered using Flitz metal polish on your nickel gun?

Citizen X
May 19, 2000, 07:51 AM
OK to use on nickel, p l i n k e r. Adds luster (gleam) to nickel. Can't harm stainless obviously. Don't use it on blued or case hardened surfaces.

May 19, 2000, 09:53 AM
A note of caution. According to Brownells, anything used on *satin* nickel, even Flitz, may change the appearance of the finish. Bright nickel is, of course, less of a problem. But satin nickel is sometimes found, say, on the topstrap of an otherwise bright nickel gun. Best to stay clear of such areas. HTH.

Greg G
May 19, 2000, 10:22 AM
To reinforce what jimmy said, Flitz can leave a "sheen" or shiney spots on satin nickle. I learned that lesson while using Flitz to clean carbon off a satin nickle finished slide.

May 19, 2000, 08:38 PM
I have used one on my nickel s&w mod 13. Cleans the crud right off the front of the cylinder and around the forcing cone and top strap.If in doubt try a spot that doesn't show.
regards :D