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bruce a lyons 07-26-2020 03:04 PM

Cleaning dirty engraving
 
Any suggestions on cleaning dirty engraving without hurting the case color? Thanks in advance.

edgarspencer 07-26-2020 03:59 PM

Disassembled, soak the receiver and other engraved bits in mineral spirits for a half day, or so. Then, a good blowing off with a fine tipped air nozzle. Toothbrush helps without scratching.
If the gun is assembled, or at least has its stock attached, cotton balls soaked in spirits, held it place for a bit, then toothbrush.

Travis Sims 07-27-2020 08:08 PM

Ultrasonic

Dean Romig 07-27-2020 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edgarspencer (Post 307983)
Disassembled, soak the receiver and other engraved bits in mineral spirits for a half day, or so. Then, a good blowing off with a fine tipped air nozzle. Toothbrush helps without scratching.
If the gun is assembled, or at least has its stock attached, cotton balls soaked in spirits, held it place for a bit, then toothbrush.


But DONíT get the mineral spirits on the wood finish!





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Jay Gardner 07-28-2020 12:13 AM

This may sound like a dumb question but why do you want to clean it? The dirt/grime actually gives it definition and makes the detail show up. Personally I would probably leave it alone, but there just me.

Brian Dudley 07-29-2020 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Dean Romig (Post 308131)
But DONíT get the mineral spirits on the wood finish!





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Mineral spirits generally will not damage wood finishes. It is very mild. Denatured alcohol and acetone are what you have to be careful around.

Brian Dudley 07-29-2020 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Gardner (Post 308141)
This may sound like a dumb question but why do you want to clean it? The dirt/grime actually gives it definition and makes the detail show up. Personally I would probably leave it alone, but there just me.

That may be true in the case of mild build-up in the engraving. But any significant amount certainly does not help the appearance of engraving. I have cleaned many guns that looked like complete crap before hand and after looked like a different gun entirely.
It is a form of maintenance when done properly.

Scott Gentry 08-02-2020 11:11 AM

Cleaning Engraving
 
3 Attachment(s)
What I did to a DHE

Jay Gardner 08-02-2020 11:13 AM

Wow, thatís very impressive.

edgarspencer 08-02-2020 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jay Gardner (Post 308141)
This may sound like a dumb question but why do you want to clean it? The dirt/grime actually gives it definition and makes the detail show up. Personally I would probably leave it alone, but there just me.

Protects those awful case colors from showing too


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