Originally Posted by DEagle13
What would be the best way to get the blue off my 1911 slide without messing it up
Hey there buddy, if you want to remove the blueing of a slide you need to use rust and blueing remover. There are many different types out there but the ones i have used are Birchwood Casey, and also brownells have a page dedicated to this in their catalog. But it basically is an easy job to do.
But i have to warn you when you do this you will loose money on the gun becuase you have messed with the value i would advise you to buy a slide unfinished and do what you want with that, that way you can save your value of the gun incase you want to sell it later on down the line.
If you remove the blueing from your gun you need to buy some oooo steel wool and ooo steel wool. Take it and use a littel gun oil and use the ooo first untill it shines all over and then use the oooo with a little gun oil and go over it again it wont hurt the slide but it has to be buffed to a shine to get the blueing or the nickel plating or what ever you use to stick and look good.