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Old 02-03-2017, 11:24 AM
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Default Lead Remover Cloth For removing Scratches?

Have any of you ever heard of or used a Birchwood Casey Lead Remover & Polishing Cloth for removing minor scratches from a stainless steel gun? I have a 617 that has a few ugly scratches on the satin stainless finish from the manufacturing process that I would like to eliminate. I want to retain the original "brushed" look. I read somewhere that the lead removal cloth would do the job. I know that some folks have used a Scotch-Brite pad, some say green and others say grey, while some say 0000 steel wool is the way to go. It can be confusing!

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The B/C cloth works well for its intended purpose of removing lead on the front and inside the cylinder but no matter how mild it is, it's still an abrasive. If used on the frame of a stainless gun more than likely it will leave the metal a bit shinier than the rest of the gun which will more than likely look worse than the scratch you are trying to remove. Removing scratches on stainless guns is sometimes not worth the effort and winds up requiring a refinish of the guns finish if you want it to look like it once did.

If you don't mind refinishing the entire gun (many methods) then it will at least look uniform even if it does not look like it once did when new. After all scratches are removed and your finish looks uniform, then the process of acquiring more of them begins once again.
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Default Lead Away an abrasive?

I just looked up the MSD (material safety data sheet) for the B/C Lead Away and there is no abrasive listed in the contents. The compound that comes closest is aluminum silicate - also known a kaolin used in ceramics, cosmetics and to treat upset stomachs but I could not find an use of aluminum silicate as an abrasive. However, I did find a FAQ asking if it would remove bluing and the B/C answer was "Yes".
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I have used the lead-away clothes on a couple newer Smith and Wesson stainless revolvers to help reduce the severity of poorly done factory (as in roughly scratched) frame finish. The end result is a slightly shinier finish with less obnoxious factory scratching.
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Thanks for all the input! Appreciated!
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