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Wax on, Wax off???

Komodo Sep 24, 2016

  1. Komodo

    Komodo entertainment coordinator Brigade Member

    I just bought a stainless steel Ruger Bisley-Vaquero .45LC from 2003.
    Beautiful gun in MINT condition. I'd like to keep it that way. :manganr:

    I was thinking of using Ren Wax on all the external surfaces to protect the finish, and, to hide fingerprints from handling it. This is not a collectable, it will not be a "safe queen", and I will be taking it to range every time I go there.

    So what do you guys think of my idea of waxing it????

    Wax on?

    Wax off?

    BTW, when it's not at the range, it'll be stored in my bedroom closet. Not the best environment for it I know, but that's all I got.
  2. waterdogs

    waterdogs Brigade Member Brigade Member

    I keep a silicone-treated cloth inside a ZipLoc baggie in my range bag, and just use that to wipe my guns down. Seems to work fine. :devilwag:
  3. woodlander

    woodlander Brigade Member Brigade Member

    I generally put Renaissance Wax on all my guns and it seems to be working quite well. I wipe them down with a silicone cloth also after handling them. This may be overkill, but I don't have problems with rust and I live in a very damp climate.
  4. Sheldon_Wickersham

    Sheldon_Wickersham Blue Star Knives Knife Maker or Craftsman

    I'd put Ren. Wax on my stiff dick if it didn't retreat so often; good stuff, been using it on my working tools for years with no ill effect. The tool needs to be dry and cleaned first, however, lest ye trap bodily fluid residue under the wax...(seriously) :devilfinger:
  5. Komodo

    Komodo entertainment coordinator Brigade Member

    I never considered that, but it's a good idea. All my other guns have one sort or another of factory coating and I figured that's good enough. I might re-think that now.

    Yeah, I've been using Ren wax for years on my knife collection, that's why I'm considering using it on my guns as well.

    I'm just curious if anyone has had any negative experiences with it before I go ahead and wax it.
  6. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso "to protect and to serve" Super Moderator Brigade Member

    Buy a bottle of "Prelim" first, same company. Clean very well then very sparing with the Renwax.
  7. sugerwater

    sugerwater Little member

    Wax on

    I've been waxing my blue S&W's and Winchesters for over 20 years. I use a polymyer type wax (Newfinish2000). Works great on the car too.
  8. taoist

    taoist taoist JDBA Official Member

    Wax On Whacks Off

    What Mike said.
    "very sparing with the Renwax"

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