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Old 06-13-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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I was wondering if the compound that is used for buffing could cause any problems with blueing. I am new to both blueing and buffing so i'm kind of learing as I go.

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Old 06-13-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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It won't hurt the steel in regards to bluing it. You want to be sure to get all the buffing compound off before you try to blue it however.



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I was wondering if the compound that is used for buffing could cause any problems with blueing. I am new to both blueing and buffing so i'm kind of learing as I go.

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Like bear said. Use a HEAVY duty degreasing agent. Wear gloves and it should come out looking good.

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if you use a power buffer be careful. let the wheel do the work. stay away from lettering, and watch edges.



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