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    Taurus 699 'shine'..

    I really love my 699. It shoots extremely well too. But, although the 5" barrel cleans up nicely with a nice deep blued 'shine', the rest of the frame remains somewhat dull by comparison. I have tried everything I can think of to improve its looks to match the barrel but it still comes up short.. Any suggestions guys?

    I have always like my firearms to be aesthetically pleasing as well as functionally pleasing. As my 669 is a range gun only it does get rather pampered, hence me wanting a 'shiny' finish.

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    Did you buy it NIB?
    If you bought it used then I am going to go out on
    a limb and say that the barrel was replaced at some point...........
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    It may not have that fresh from the factory look, but it is a beauty! When you say that you tried everything, what does that include?
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    I often find barrels polish up better than frames, maybe its that it is easier to polish the barrel (less knooks and crannies) than the frame. You could take of the side plate and remove the cylinder to work on those two alone, and I bet they will shine up nice. The cylinder takes time for careful polishing, with the cylinder flutes often getting too much pressure, on a blued gun that might strip the bluing. I currently am using flitz, but not sure its any better than a paste like Mother's. Ya know it already looks pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loudviking View Post
    Did you buy it NIB?
    If you bought it used then I am going to go out on
    a limb and say that the barrel was replaced at some point...........
    Bought second-hand, it is I believe a 1998 vintage 699. As for the barrel replacement, it might have been as the hammer and trigger are not factory standard and I have been told it could be a 'target model'..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue View Post
    It may not have that fresh from the factory look, but it is a beauty! When you say that you tried everything, what does that include?
    'Legia' spray. Use it on all my firearms, usually shine up well. Not with this gun though..!!
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    Renaissance wax is a product of the UK.."Lid of Renaissance Wax can, embossed with Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen"

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    I have never used Renaissance wax on metal but have used it on wood turnings. What I really like about Renaissance wax it don't show finger prints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid_Matheny View Post
    I have never used Renaissance wax on metal but have used it on wood turnings. What I really like about Renaissance wax it don't show finger prints.
    Renaissance wax is the premium wax that is used on quality metal swords, so it will work on metal firearms too.
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