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My brother stopped by with a couple guns last night, his girlfriend has owned them for several years. At first glance I thought the Colt Mark IV series 70 was a dull stainless, but now believe it to be satin nickel.

The guns are filthy and have alot of handling marks, I do not have any nickel guns in my collection and I am not sure what to use to clean this one. Any suggestions? Thank you, Dave
 

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I found this in a cooking section, don't tell my wife! :D

1Use a commercial metal cleanser to clean your nickel pieces. Wipe clean and buff to polish to a desired sheen. This is always the best option for cleaning and polishing your nickel.
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Spray your nickel pieces with a household oven cleanser spray. Let this set on the piece for about 30 minutes and wipe clean. Buff to polish the piece.
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Soak your nickel pieces that have become covered in dirt and tarnish in a solution of water and vinegar. Use 4 parts of water to 1 part of the vinegar. You may have to soak the pieces overnight to thoroughly clean them. Rinse the vinegar and water solution off, dry completely and buff with a clean dry cloth to polish.
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Remove the grime and grease from nickel auto parts by using household ammonia mixed with water. A good mixture would be 25-percent ammonia and 75-percent water. Soak for 30 minutes and check if the grime is coming off. If not, add more ammonia and re-soak. You may need to brush gently with a soft cleansing brush. Rinse the nickel part and dry completely. Buff with a soft cloth to polish.

I wouldn't do step 4 as ammonia could affect the underneth plated layers (remove the copper then the nickel peels away)
They have a polish called Flitz or I think Mothers mag polish would do a nice job also.
 

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Thanks so much 500 for the info, by the way your secret is safe with me.
Thanks again. Dave
 
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