It’s important to clean your gun grips regularly, both to maintain their appearance and to prevent dirt and grime from buildup that can eventually lead to damage. For antique guns, you’ll want to use a softer touch and gentler cleaning methods so as not to damage the delicate finishes and materials.
Here are some tips on how to clean gun grips on an antique firearm:
- Start by using a soft brush, like a toothbrush, to gently dislodge any dirt or grime that’s accumulated on the surface of the grip.
- If the surface is still dirty, you can try lightly dampening a soft cloth with distilled water and wiping down the grip. Avoid using harsher cleaners or solvents, as these can damage the finish.
- Once you’ve removed the surface dirt, you can treat any stains by dabbing them with a cotton swab soaked in distilled water or white vinegar.
- Finally, buff the grip lightly with a soft, dry cloth to restore its shine.