You ever look at your Bakelite and think to yourself I remember it use to be more shiny?
Well believe it or not Bakelite, or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride!!!
Can get “weathered” over time,and loose its sheen.
Here is the lower hand guard to my Polish Tantal.
Yikes! It sure looks dull after years of service! Okay let’s wash it with dish soap water and use an old toothbrush or plastic bristle brush. After washing and letting it dry. Apply some Flitz and rub in a circle.
After a few coats of flitz you can rig up a poor mans buffing wheel. Don’t forget to get some brown buffing compound.
Don’t ever do this.
Remember light pressure and re apply compound to wheel as necessary.
Remember to use light pressure and not to burn the surface.
Now let’s see what we have.
Yeah I think that looks better. You can also use plastic polish if you want. I’m just using what I already have.
Now we can reinstall back on the rifle. Let’s see the finished product.
Remember be safe and have fun!