Removing rubbing compound from gun finish

Removing rubbing compound from gun finish

This is a discussion on Removing rubbing compound from gun finish within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; I need some help was cleaning my car with Rubbing compound and niece got some of it on my RIA 1911 and went to wipe ...

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    Removing rubbing compound from gun finish

    I need some help was cleaning my car with Rubbing compound and niece got some of it on my RIA 1911 and went to wipe it off now there is some stuck and wont come off. Ive tried water and it is still there. Any idea of how to remove it or what to use?
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    I think most rubbing compounds use a wax base, just use some denatured alcohol to remove it then reoil the gun.
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    Will gun scrubber work?
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    If gunScrubber doesn't work send an e-mail to Turtle Wax. Good luck.

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    I might just do that. It is made by meguiars ultimate compound
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    preps all, the auto body people use it all the time to clean, before painting or putting on graphics on painted surfaces. it removes wax tar and road film.

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    Try WD-40 or a damp clothes softener sheet.
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    tried wd-40 no good so far. Going to try the damp cloth sheet. Where can I pick up Prep all?
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    Tell the truth, you were buffing your gun, right?

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    No I was not its only a small area but now that I look at it . It looks like a scratch but either way I plan on getting it refinished somtime in the future.
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    Goo Gone??

    409??
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    Now that I look at it the spot where it is present is the spot I did try to buff a couple scratches out. I stand corrected folks. tried gun scrubber and no luck. So I may try Goo gone. Doesnt 409 have properties that would strip a parkerized finish?
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    How about electrical contact cleaner??
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    Its looking like its a scratch from where i tried to wipe it with all the cleaners and nothing so I am just going to carry it and beat the hell out of it. It just shows the gun is not a safe queen and is used. But I might get it refinished when I go to put sights and a match trigger in it.
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    can you post a picture?

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