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Flitz Polish

Postby Pitchman1968 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:22 am

Which Flitz polish is best for maintaining the finish on Henry rifles with a bronze/brass receiver? Also, do those receivers have a lacquer finishing coat on them? I have a BB .44 Mag with the bronze/brass receiver and butt plate. Thanks
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Re: Flitz Polish

Postby tractortad » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:41 am

The Flitz I use comes in a small silver tube that just says "polish" and "Flitz". The brass alloy receiver on your Big Boy does not have a lacquer coat and will dull over time (small folks like that look) if you don't polish/wax it. The barrel band is brass and it will also dull over time. I think the butt plate is also brass, but I have not seen any dulling on any of our three brass Henry butt plates - don't know if it has a coating or not....
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Re: Flitz Polish

Postby CT_Shooter » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:46 am

Flitz is a great polish for Big Boy Brass, but it will remove bluing from the screws. I apply it using a Q-tip to avoid that.
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Re: Flitz Polish

Postby BigAl52 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:25 am

Theres a Brasso copper and brass polish you can buy at the grocery store that works well. I have used it for years. Doesnt hurt the bluing as it has no abrasives in it.
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Re: Flitz Polish

Postby Florida_Cracker » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:42 pm

According the website, Flitz does not contain abrasives either. I hadn't heard about removing blueing but I would be inclined to contact Flitz for comfirmation. From the Flitz FAQ :

"What types of surfaces can I use Flitz on?
The list is endless. Flitz is non-toxic, non-acidic, and non-abrasive, which makes it very safe to use as a strong, effective cleaner on just about any solid surface. This includes all metals, from your best gold and silver to the aluminum and chrome on your car or motorcycle. Other solid surfaces include Fiberglass, Acrylic, Tile, Marble, Granite, Ceramic, Corian, Plexiglas, Eisenglass, and smooth vinyl. Flitz is also great on hard laminates like Formica."
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Re: Flitz Polish

Postby PT7 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:42 pm

When I got my first BBB .357 (model H006M) in 2013, I checked with Henry RAC about FLitz and how best to use on my rifle. Kevin Maguire was a tech advisor at that time; not sure if he is still with Henry or not. I used Flitz on my bronze BB and it worked great.

OK. Here is the answer he sent to me:

From: Kevin Maguire <Kevin@henryrepeating.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2:31 PM
Subject: Re: Henryrepeating.com: Contact Message re. Flitz Polish
        Glad to hear you got the rifle in hand now.  For the receiver only we recommend either Flitz or Nevr-Dull to polish the brass.  Those polishes will take bluing off though, so do not use them on the screws or barrel.  For the barrel any old gun oil that you use in the bore is good enough to use on the outside of the barrel.  The wood has a polyurethane finish on it.  A soft cloth is all you need to wipe it down, if it gets dirty you can use a warm soapy cloth to clean it.
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Bayonne, NJ 07002
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Re: Flitz Polish

Postby Mags » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:41 pm

Stumbled across this older topic while looking for something else. It matters which version of the Flitz polish is used. There are several. See details in the "Scratches" topic.

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