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Re: Question For Dick

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Tuesday, 28 September 2010, at 10:17 a.m., in response to Question For Dick, posted by Bob on Tuesday, 28 September 2010, at 8:10 a.m.

First a caution. I have used the formula, but not for quite awhile, and then not very much. It came from an old friend of mine, who collected Winchesters, Maynards, and old damascus-barreled shotguns. The process worked wonders on those, but could well leave military stocks a bit too shiny for some tastes. You have to sense when to stop - or even to use the rottenstone at all.

I would think that Home Depot, or a good specialty paint store, would have both pumice and rottenstone. I do not know the chemical formula for either, but rottenstone is less abrasive than pumice, and is used to get a very shiny finish. They both used to come in small cardboard boxes, and a LIFETIME+ supply of either was only a dollar or two.


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