Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
I've often posted my philosophy that doing less is more. It this were mine I would take out the lock, put a layer of olive oil on it and gently rub with fine steel wool. Never touch the dry iron with steel wool! This way you will get a nice bright polish, with just a few gray stains remaining.
Have fun, and best,
the other Michael