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    I never thought of Birchwood Casey. I have considered trying Renaissance Wax. I have a sizable collection and many pieces go for extended periods of non-use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I've got to get with the program! I bought a can of Renaissance Wax over a year ago primarily for an antique cutlass and also to use on my guns. It will last forever at the rate I'm using it... I was also going to use it on my black PT 111 G2 to reduce holster wear wiping off the black...but I sold it prior to getting it waxed.
    I have heard great things about this product. I plan on trying it. It is used extensively by museums.

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    Don't use Renaissance Wax on your wood handgun grips. Makes them slippery as gorilla snot. The name "Renaissance" makes you think it's an old, old product. It's actually a fairly modern hi-tech item. Plus it's approved by by the queen of England for god's sake !!!! Birchwood Casey products have no such approval !!!

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    In the spirit of my ancestors who fought for freedom against the king, I shall therefore never buy such monarch-approved, tyranny-supported products! Give me Birchwood Casey or give me stainless!


    ...don't give me stainless. There's nothing like blued steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arquebus36 View Post
    Don't use Renaissance Wax on your wood handgun grips. Makes them slippery as gorilla snot. The name "Renaissance" makes you think it's an old, old product. It's actually a fairly modern hi-tech item. Plus it's approved by by the queen of England for god's sake !!!! Birchwood Casey products have no such approval !!!

    but..but..but...they use it for museum pieces. In a couple more years I am going to use it for moustache wax!
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    I used automotive wax on the blued exterior parts of my G2, and the finish is still there, despite daily (or more frequent) holstering. I read about that tip on this forum and it helped me out, because the factory bluing is not very good by itself. I wanted stainless but at the time they were hard to come by. Although I could buy a stainless one now and carry it instead, this black one has already proven to be reliable, so I guess I'll stay with what I know works for now.
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    I wouldn't expect the holstering to cause the wear. It's the rubbing on of the wax that moves the abrasives around. Once they are dried and buffed, I wouldn't expect them to cause wear. If you don't do it often, automotive wax would probably take a long time to cause any wear. But clean if off (like after a range session) and reapply it regularly, and I bet you'll see wear that you'd never see with a wax that has no abrasives at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I wouldn't expect the holstering to cause the wear. It's the rubbing on of the wax that moves the abrasives around. Once they are dried and buffed, I wouldn't expect them to cause wear. If you don't do it often, automotive wax would probably take a long time to cause any wear. But clean if off (like after a range session) and reapply it regularly, and I bet you'll see wear that you'd never see with a wax that has no abrasives at all.
    My first G2 was a black finish and after just 6-8 months the finish was wearing off big time. I sold it when I got my SS G2.
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    i have been using regular old Johnson's Paste Wax, the kind you use on hardwood floors, on my waterfowl shotguns for many years. I hunt (or hunted) in salt marsh and on the bays and blued guns hold up well if you wax 'em. I don't have the energy anymore to hunt those marshes. It breaks my heart to have to give it up, but it is what it is. I'll still wax my blued shotguns, though, even my dove guns. I don't want no rust!
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    A coat of satin acrylic clear coat over those blued pieces will make them hold up for a long time. I have used Krylon Maxx to good effect for a long time, but they either quit making it, or Wally World quit just carrying it. Don't use any of the matte finishes as the finish will frost up after it dries. Gloss will be shiny if that is what you want. Satin is a no-shine finish that adds a little depth, but no shine. In my experience using it over camo patterns if you let it cure for a day or two, it will give you a hard, long lasting finish.
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