Wax Your Guns?

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    Wax Your Guns?

    Does anyone use a non-abrasive wax on their blued or nickel guns? Does this help with cleaning?

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    Yes ,I do on my blued guns and long guns, I find it helps stop finger print smudges after handling them and rust when I store them for periods of time.
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    What type of wax do you use and how do you do it?

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    Johnsons paste wax (the tan type) works well.Apply it, warm the gun up and polish the residue off. You can add oil if you want.

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    This is the wax these days.
    It is very big with the custom knife makers as a final protective coating. Safe on all materials that can benefit from a final protective coating.
    It does not make things slippery.

    Many custom use it especially before they display their knives at shows. That way the knives can be handled and they don't have to worry about acid fingerprints. They use it on blued, carbon steel and especially Damascus blades.

    It's archival & neutral PH.
    GREAT for sword and Machete blades.
    Great on wood grips, gun-stocks, ivory, all metals & leather.
    It's the one that many museums use.
    You can find it in lots of places like "art supply stores" - the woodworker and lathe turner catalogs and also on Ebay. Ebay is probably the quickest and easiest way to find it.
    Buy the small one because a little bit goes a long way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    This is the wax these days.
    It is very big with the custom knife makers as a final protective coating. Safe on all materials that can benefit from a final protective coating.
    It does not make things slippery.

    Many custom use it especially before they display their knives at shows. That way the knives can be handled and they don't have to worry about acid fingerprints. They use it on blued, carbon steel and especially Damascus blades.

    It's archival & neutral PH.
    GREAT for sword and Machete blades.
    Great on wood grips, gun-stocks, ivory, all metals & leather.
    It's the one that many museums use.
    You can find it in lots of places like "art supply stores" - the woodworker and lathe turner catalogs and also on Ebay. Ebay is probably the quickest and easiest way to find it.
    Buy the small one because a little bit goes a long way.
    I bought mine from MidwayUSA. I have mainly used it for protecting some of my case hardened guns from the sun and from handling.

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    I just checked...Brownell's sells it also. Why didn't I think of them first?
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    Absolutely! I use the wax from Crayola crayons (the real ones, not the cheap knock offs). Strip the paper off and you can lay them flat to rub the entire gun down quickly. It's also pretty cool to see the contrast of the colors (where it fills in checking and grooves) against the dark metal on most of my firearms.

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    You color your guns ?

    Ive heard of a lot of things that deal with guns but never that...

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    Sure! The new "Hot" colors they come out with really show up well - Neon Green, etc. I just wish there was open carry allowed in Florida so I could show it off.

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    Hawk...
    you crack me up...



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    Remember the 2 Primary RULES of coloring your guns with Crayons.
    Always Stay Inside The Lines!
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    Always Put Your Crayons Away When You're Done Using Them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Absolutely! I use the wax from Crayola crayons (the real ones, not the cheap knock offs). Strip the paper off and you can lay them flat to rub the entire gun down quickly. It's also pretty cool to see the contrast of the colors (where it fills in checking and grooves) against the dark metal on most of my firearms.
    Didn't Crayola have a contest recently and one of the new colors was 'gun metal gray'?
    I can hear it now in the art/drawing class
    Make that Ruger look like a Ruger...

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    The wax that I pretty much use for everything is called Dorland's Wax Medium.
    It's actually an oil painting product but, is really just neutral Ozokerite Fossil Wax, resin, and oils in a petroleum distillate.
    Yes, there really IS natural fossil Earth wax.
    It's a bit tougher to find but, it serves the same purpose as the above.

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    Get some Boeshield. Good enough for Boeing, good enough for me. Supposed to be parrafin in a solvent? base. Prevents rust.

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