How do I shine my Satin Nickel Finish?

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    Question How do I shine my Satin Nickel Finish?

    I have a CZ-75 Compact as my primary concealed carry gun. The problem is I use it regularly and its finish has dulled considerably. I would like to know what I should use to shine it up again and how I should use it.

    Hopefully some of you have the satin nickel finish and know how to make it “pretty” again.

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    I'd recommend Flitz products.

    I've used the Microfiber Polishing Cloth to clean heavy residue off a stainless revolver...don't know how it would work on your finish.

    The polish has been great for the one revolver I have in nickel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyC4 View Post
    I'd recommend Flitz products.

    I've used the Microfiber Polishing Cloth to clean heavy residue off a stainless revolver...don't know how it would work on your finish.

    The polish has been great for the one revolver I have in nickel.

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    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hothoog View Post
    I have a CZ-75 Compact as my primary concealed carry gun. The problem is I use it regularly and its finish has dulled considerably. I would like to know what I should use to shine it up again and how I should use it.

    Hopefully some of you have the satin nickel finish and know how to make it “pretty” again.
    Just remember it's "plated" and not a stainless.

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    Flitz or Simichrome - Same stuff - different colors.

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    OK I bought some thanks. We'll see how it turns out.

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    Just a warning . . . I was cleaning multiple guns, S&W revolver and a SIG P226 two tone. After the S&W was done I decided to remove some dirt off the Sig with the Flitz I was using on the stainless revolver. It did a great job on the dirt and took off the finish also.

    I went the cheap way and had the local smith buff off the rest of the finish for a shiny slide, cost $35. Sig wanted $69 postage round trip and $150 to refinish the slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCfromNY View Post
    Just a warning . . . I was cleaning multiple guns, S&W revolver and a SIG P226 two tone. After the S&W was done I decided to remove some dirt off the Sig with the Flitz I was using on the stainless revolver. It did a great job on the dirt and took off the finish also.

    I went the cheap way and had the local smith buff off the rest of the finish for a shiny slide, cost $35. Sig wanted $69 postage round trip and $150 to refinish the slide.

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    I know the feeling of wanting to keep your guns as pristine as possible, and I believe in a clean gun. However, think about it. your carry piece is a working tool, not a "safe queen". It goes in harm's way every day. Someone once said if your carry piece doesn't have holster wear, you're not practicing enough. Any tool (and that's what a carry piece is) will get worn with use (not abuse). My Springfield XD9SC, only a few months old, is already showing holster wear around the muzzle. That's not wear, that's character.

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