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    Default love my 0000 steel wool

    Picked up one of my grail guns - a Llama I. I knew it had some rust, which I hoped was surface only, and to my delight, it was First two pics are when I got it, next two are after a little tlc with 0000 steel wool - one of my favorite "tools" besides oxpho blue ( but this one will not see oxpho, don't want it to lose the worn look ). Geco marked is too cool as well - me like. And the holster just makes it !











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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    Looks good, I picked up a couple of antique Marlin lever actions that need a bit of that TLC. I hope they turn out as well as yours did.
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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzans View Post
    little tlc with 0000 steel wool
    OMG noooooo.

    j/k but everytime I bring it up people wig out.

    Looks great.
    Last edited by Rosco the Iroc; August 13th, 2017 at 07:50 PM.

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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    I'm not wiggin' out, just cringing. Lol ... looks good. For safely removing rust take a look at Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner. It works and if you like 0000 wool then you'll probably like Big 45.

    http://www.big45.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadMonk View Post
    I'm not wiggin' out, just cringing. Lol ... looks good. For safely removing rust take a look at Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner. It works and if you like 0000 wool then you'll probably like Big 45.

    http://www.big45.com/
    I just got some of this to supplement my bronze wool/steel wool and have not tried it yet, but it looks interesting.
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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    Thanks - I've had a couple folks tell me never use 0000 because it will scratch/leave marks - but I've never had that happen. At least any I've been able to notice ! On guns I don't care about as much, I use the 0000 soaked in my oxpho blue - does an amazing job. For guns like this where I want them to remain as close to un-touched as possible, then just lightly 0000 it.
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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    I'll check out big 45. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by BadMonk View Post
    I'm not wiggin' out, just cringing. Lol ... looks good. For safely removing rust take a look at Big 45 Frontier Metal Cleaner. It works and if you like 0000 wool then you'll probably like Big 45.

    http://www.big45.com/
    "Tastefully Pimptastic"

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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    Quote Originally Posted by gghbi View Post
    I just got some of this to supplement my bronze wool/steel wool and have not tried it yet, but it looks interesting.
    Where did you get it from?
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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    Quote Originally Posted by Krichardson View Post
    Where did you get it from?
    Go the the home landing page, it has an "order now" button for six bucks.

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    Default Re: love my 0000 steel wool

    Quote Originally Posted by cruzans View Post
    Thanks - I've had a couple folks tell me never use 0000 because it will scratch/leave marks - but I've never had that happen. At least any I've been able to notice ! On guns I don't care about as much, I use the 0000 soaked in my oxpho blue - does an amazing job. For guns like this where I want them to remain as close to un-touched as possible, then just lightly 0000 it.
    I like the idea of adding some cold blue to the process. I'll have to give that a try too.

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