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Waxing away

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Certaindeaf, May 9, 2015.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    So who here can attest to any benefits of waxing a blue gun?
    Often I'll hit my gat with some Sno-Seal or magich car wax followed with a heat gun. Probably lame, but who oils the paint on their car?
    And you stainless guys, stifle.
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I said THREE coats of carnuba, McFly! o_O:D
     
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  3. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    How about using G96?
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Fellow I know had a beautiful rifle collection in a room up stairs in his house. He went up there on day and his cat had sprayed one wall of rifles destroying their collectability. He then studied the problem and used Johnsons paste wax on all his guns. I never saw the cat.:D
     
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  5. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    aasbra Portland Active Member

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    +1. I have been using Renaissance Wax for several years now with good results.

    When a new gun comes home, it is stripped, bore cleaned with favorite bore solvent, exterior metal cleaned with mineral spirits, and then apply the Renaissance Wax to both metal and wood. After handling and use, I wipe down with soft microfiber cloth. Depending on how much handling, I periodically re-clean and re-apply.

    Haven't noticed any issues and I like how the gun isn't oily to attract dust.
     
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  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Wow.. that stuff is pretty cool. Developed in 1950 and tweaked ever since for conservation of everything from leather to metals.
     
  8. Salps

    Salps Down by the river…. Well-Known Member

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    I got some from jewery shop somewhere in pdx cant remember where.
     
  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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