MtnSpur· Premium Member
Agree...let's assume it's not scratched, otherwise Flitz can be used GENTLY to remove slight surface scratches. I also use Eezox (wet cleaner/dry preservative & protectant) and after it's dried will use a microfiber cloth to remove any excess to assure I have a nice clean surface, then I'll use Ren Wax to bring out the brilliant shine. Never use any product that has ammoniates as an ingredient as it will eat/loosen the nickel plate. As an aside I use the Eezox and Ren Wax routine on all my Colts and just finished up my '66 Python...man o man what a difference from oils. It's breathtakingly handsome. Having some 30+ Colts I am still playing catch up as I'm rather OCD on cleaning and got behind on a couple dozen for the wax application. My bad, nobody else to blameYou're right not to use Hoppe's on a nickel gun. Other than above advice, a lot of us like Eezox and also Breakfree CLP is good. Lots of folks use Renaissance Wax too.