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Old 02-26-2011, 04:39 PM
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I was a bit skeptical about this product being able to clean rust from a metal surface without really harming the finish. However, I decided to order a couple pads and try one out on a recently acquired 42M (c) barrel that had spots of rust on it, one particularly worse than the others.

I coated the barrel with Breakfree CLP and let it sit for a night. I began cleaning the barrel the next evening using the CLP to keep the surface moist and lubricated while rubbing the entire barrel with the pad, at times fairly heavily.

When I was finished I was very pleased with the results. All of the rust had been removed and where it was the worst, there was only a dark spot left and a patch of bare metal. In my opinion the Big 45 pad out performed 0000 steel wool by a good margin. They just look like they would really scratch up a surface in the process of cleaning it.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:05 PM
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They look scary

http://www.exploreproducts.com/big45...559_f0221_1733
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:21 PM
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I have been using a Big 45 pad for about three years now. A dealer that setsup beside me at a gunshow sells them and I looked at them for couple years. They look dangerous but after a good customer recommended it I got one. Much better than 0000 steelwool.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:25 PM
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I've said it before, this is a great product!!! Oh ..and by the way NEVER USE STEEL WOOL ON BLUED STEEL !!!!!! never, not ever!!!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:55 PM
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hehehe.... similar experience for me too. Skeptical at first, tried it, worked good, liked it, and now more times than not I'll avoid 0000 steel wool in favor of the 45 pad. Gives me a little chuckle to hear others say it looks to scarey for them to use and they prefer the wool.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:49 PM
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Same product:
http://www.amway.com/Shop/Product/Pr...?itemno=107894
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:21 PM
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They look like lathe turnings
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:47 AM
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They look like lathe turnings
That was my first impression when I first looked at them. The Amway ones cost more ($6.30 vs $5.00 shipped) and I don't think thay include shipping either, but not sure. I'll stick with the Big 45 since I know how the perform.
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:56 AM
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They look like lathe turnings

HA!HA!, I knew they looked familiar and Scary
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They look like lathe turnings
That probaly is how it is made but with a soft correct material.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:35 AM
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Not so sure that these are the same product as the "BIG 45" scrubbing pads. This says stainless steel and lists no other alloying metals. The Big 45 pads list a number of different alloys that are blended to get a metal that is...
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The coils are composed of a proprietary alloy containing stainless steel, nickel silver, monel (a corrosion resistant nickel based alloy), and zinc. The alloy is effectively "harder than rust but softer than bluing." As a result it can be used to scrape the rust, dirt, and dried greases and oils off blued steel without harming the finish.
Have you tried out these Amway scrubbing pads, along side of the Big 45 pads??? Not trying to be a smart aleck but am seriously interested in a side by side comparison.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:50 AM
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I've never tried these. As a gunsmith, what I use is a nickle. Thats right I said a nickle, not 5 pennys but a 5 cent piece. It will remove rust without scratching the barrel or leave any residue. Try it you will be amazed. I keep a nickle on my shelf all the time just for this purpose. Plus you'll never be broke, LOL
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I've never tried these. As a gunsmith, what I use is a nickle. Thats right I said a nickle, not 5 pennys but a 5 cent piece. It will remove rust without scratching the barrel or leave any residue. Try it you will be amazed. I keep a nickle on my shelf all the time just for this purpose. Plus you'll never be broke, LOL
I have used the nickle and it really works, takes a lot of scrubbing as the contact point is small but it produces a very nice finished product. I have also heard that Char Boy brass wool pads work well.

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:22 PM
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Trouble is nickles contain little or no nickle any more, have not for a long time.
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45 metal pad

Actually the nickle is the only coin that has not changed
1938-Current

Jefferson Nickels

Designer: Felix Schlag

Weight (grams): 5.000 Gram

Weight (grains):

Size: 21.2 mm

Composition: Cupro-nickel

Total Silver Content (oz.): 0
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