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Old 12-13-2012, 01:56 AM   #11
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Never Dull is some pretty awesome stuff. It works really well. It's always handy to have a can of that laying around the shop for other stuff too.

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Nothing wrong w old school as axxe has said. I use a toothbrush and clp usually, or a piece of flannel w said clp and occasionally kano kroil.

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I'm not familiar with white Scotchbrite pads, but Scotchbrite is abrasive. Steel wool is not abrasive to steel, and it won't imbed in gun steel.
You don't want to sand the bluing off, you want to remove the rust and leave the bluing. Sometimes learning about "the past" is a good thing-especially to young guys who give advice that will ruin a blued finish.
Neverdull is good stuff on blued guns.
Lead away will also remove bluing.
I think most of you guys have never owned a blued gun.

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old school methods got to be old school because they work. sometimes to get the finished results one wants comes also disguised as elbow grease and time. the younger generation wants results now and usually they have no patience for labor intensive projects. personally i will stick with the old school methods because i know that with some time and effort they will give me the results i am looking for.

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I picked up a shotgun recently that had a few freckles of rust. I used Breakfree CLP and a bit of 0000 steel wool. Cleaned up the rust freckles nicely, I applied a bit of Oxpho Blue and you can barely tell where the rust was if you didn't know.

Old school is usually best. Don't use scotch brite, iv used these for metal prep and they will remove bluing.

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When you first see rust and it looks like a copper hue, shinny not gritty looking. I use a pencil eraser.

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My two cents-------45 years as a gunsmith, I'm still old school. I use 0000 steel wool and usually Marvel Mystery Oil, as I keep a gallon in the shop. Light rusting with no pitting is usually easily removed and looks like new.


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I've used WD40. I'll start out with a paper towel and WD40, if that doesn't work, then I'll go to the 0000steel wool and WD40, and USE LIGHT PRESSURE! again, only the rust must go, not the whole finish.

...normally a paper towel/WD40 is all I need, but then again, I take care of my own stuff and check on all my mags etc once a month or so. I've never inherited a gun that had major rust on it.

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Oh, and I'm only 31, so I'm not sure I'm old school yet. but I do study my history and respect my elders!

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