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Old 05-18-2019, 07:57 PM
Garandestino Garandestino is offline
 
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Default Freckles Gone - Thanks All!

I was able to head down to my FFL this morning to have a look at my new RR 1911A1 in person. The freckling was not as bad as it appeared in the pics my FFL sent. I made quick work of it with Kroil and 0000 bronze wool - it's now much nicer and I am more than satisfied with it.

I'll be proud to have this warhorse in my safe! I now just have to wait-out the weaksauce California 10-day wait.....

Thanks All for your excellent advice.!
Especially Thank You Very Much to the CMP!
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:30 PM
tazaroo tazaroo is online now
 
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I was able to head down to my FFL this morning to have a look at my new RR 1911A1 in person. The freckling was not as bad as it appeared in the pics my FFL sent. I made quick work of it with Kroil and 0000 bronze wool - it's now much nicer and I am more than satisfied with it.

I'll be proud to have this warhorse in my safe! I now just have to wait-out the weaksauce California 10-day wait.....

Thanks All for your excellent advice.!
Especially Thank You Very Much to the CMP!
Great!! 10 days is an insane amount of time to wait.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:54 PM
Texxut Texxut is offline
 
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Excellent, sounds like you received a winner.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:17 AM
Steve9 Steve9 is offline
 
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And there is no way for rust to be under the parkerizing.
Glad it worked out well for OP. For the record, tho, steel can and will
rust under parkerizing. Parkerizing in and of itself confers no rust resistance,
only a porous matrix that holds oil better than bare steel.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:53 PM
ncreptile ncreptile is offline
 
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Wow just horrible.. They sent you a used surplus 1911.
I think you should send it back and let one of the other 14,000 currently waiting suckers end up with it. :P
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:48 PM
cplnorton cplnorton is offline
 
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I use 0000 steel wool and oil on really expensive weapons all the time to clean spots like these. It works great!
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:01 PM
Mike T. Mike T. is offline
 
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I use 0000 steel wool and oil on really expensive weapons all the time to clean spots like these. It works great!
While 0000 steel wool is gentle yet effective on removing blemishes, it also leaves behind minute steel particles which can turn into seeds for rust. For that reason, I prefer using bronze wool instead (available usually at Ace Hardware if not at other hardware stores and boat shops).
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:45 AM
Garandestino Garandestino is offline
 
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Default Update & Question on EEZOX

Here is a look at my 1944 RR 1911A1 all cleaned up, oiled and looking crisp! I could not be happier with this pistol!
I am really liking the silvery parked finish and feel lucky it doesn't have that flat battleship gray or the dark flat manganese type finish.




Someone suggested I retreat the once freckled areas with EEZOX - a product I am not too familiar with.
Is Eezox 1911 safe?

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Old 05-21-2019, 01:37 PM
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In my experience, you would REALLY have to try to get a bronze/brass brush to do any visible damage to parkerization, especially the lighter-colored types. To each his own.
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