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Old 04-26-2014, 01:23 AM   #21
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I had a new S&W a long time ago that I left in the holster one night after duty. The night had been damp and I never gave it a thought about the gun in the holster. It did the same thing you are speaking about! Unfortunately the light rust had generated little bright bare steel colored spots. Since it had damage the bluing by what looked like it ate through the finish. I attempted to clean it but the spots were still there. Ended up sending the new gun back to S&W and they reblued the entire gun. When I got it back it was fantastic looked like black shiny candy! It was the most fantastic Bluing I had ever seen! But as those here have expressed Kroil is a fantastic product!

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Old 04-26-2014, 05:01 PM   #22
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Ruger does a great job of refinishing their guns. I had my Super Blackhawk refinished by Ruger. Ruger was less expensive than any shop in town plus they replaced all the springs in my gun. The total bill was around $100 plus shipping. My gun looked and shot like new when Ruger finished with it. Plus I got a coupon that I used to get a set of rosewood grips for $10.
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5% vinegar works very good on light rust on any meal, you just have to find a good metal neutralizer or bluing kit to redo the weapon.
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Add another count to the 0000 steel wool and oil, that's what I have always done with very little pressure, always works for me.
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i wanted to thank everyone for their help, i got all the little specks down smooth. i went in my back yard today and fired a few rds of 158 grain sp and 125 grain sp, the 125 were about 1 inch lower at 10 yds. this gun is really something, its a fixed sight but it hits dead on. i put either the 158 or the 125 in less than 2 inches at 10yds off handed using 2 hand grip. the remington 125 soft point are accurate and i'm glad my friend let me get them at a good price. i still prefer the federal 158 soft point tho. thanks again
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I have used break free to remove some surface rust on a gun. WD40 has a new product specifically for rust, Lowes carries it. I have not tried it on guns but it sure worked on some other steel.
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