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Old 12-25-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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Will the it remove blueing off a ss slide?



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Old 12-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #12
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I think I'm going to try it tonight,I have everything needed
Why do you need to polish the barrel? Why vinegar?


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I use vinegar as a barrel cleaner, rust remover, and

bolt loosener all the time. But I never heard of this...

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You can't blue Stainless so using vinegar to remove bluing won't leave stainless it will leave bare carbon steel which will rust ASAP

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Pending an answer from the OPer. There is no science in using vinegar as a lead remover. It is not an effective solvent for metallic Pb.

Acetic acid is mildly corrosive to iron. It forms rust in the first place. Whether it chemically dissolves rust at the same time, I don't know, but the choice seems odd. Rust is not chemically aggressive, and requires really strong solvents. It is best removed mechanically, steel wool and such. (Another post that won't make me friends...)

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Unless a barrel is stainless to start, you will NOT be left with a stainless barrel. You will have a carbon steel barrel "in the white"- means the corrosion protection has been removed, and you will now oil constantly ere it rusts as you watch.

Unless you live in Gila Bend AZ where NOTHING ever rusts.

Stainless steel is an alloy of Iron, at least 10.5% Chromium (and sometimes Nickel).

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Acetic acid is mildly corrosive to iron. It forms rust in the first place. Whether it chemically dissolves rust at the same time, I don't know, but the choice seems odd. Rust is not chemically aggressive, and requires really strong solvents. It is best removed mechanically, steel wool and such. (Another post that won't make me friends...)
Please allow me to clarify.

I use vinegar, as well as other solvents, separately,

in order to "shock" dirt and corrosives from the inside of a

dirty barrel. I cannot advise anything be used on the outside

finish of your gun, except what the manufacturer advises.

Afterward, it is always wise to use solvent to break up and

remove the vinegar, ammonia, etc. Then OIL the barrel lightly.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you leave any chemical or

solvent in your barrel, after you are done cleaning, and oiling it.
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I dig. I use 90% ethanol which is barely acidic and evaporates quickly.

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Vinegar will oxidize lead. This makes cleaning out lead very easy. Anyone who uses lead bullets is familiar with this very effective cleaning method. I think some of our resident metallurgist skipped their 8th grade chemistry classes.

http://www.westernshooter.com/2011/12/fast-method-for-removing-lead-in-pistol-barrels.html

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Vinegar will oxidize lead. This makes cleaning out lead very easy. Anyone who uses lead bullets is familiar with this very effective cleaning method. I think some of our resident metallurgist skipped their 8th grade chemistry classes.

http://www.westernshooter.com/2011/12/fast-method-for-removing-lead-in-pistol-barrels.html

Cringe! That is a tutorial for using "dip" which is a blend of Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar. The waste solution is toxic to say the least so I hope he doesn't just pour it down the drain!


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