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Old December 26, 2012, 12:11 PM   #2
Jim Watson
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If you polish matte black oxide enough to make it shiny, you will get shiny BARE STEEL. The oxide layer is thinner than the matte texture of the metal.

I have read of "oil buffing" Parkerizing to a bit of a gloss.

I don't know what would happen if you waxed it like a car fender.
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