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Old 02-19-2012, 04:01 PM   #11
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"Break fluid but the bluing will be gone as well."
what kind of Brake fluid do you use?
I use it daily to clean guns and in the last 20 years it has never removed bluing.
and as natman says the 0000 steel wool will not hurt bluing.
I use evaporust to remove rust and it will remove bluing if left over nite or longer.
you might try soaking it it turpintine for a day or so, I have gotten good results with that also



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I clean my guns with brake cleaner . The Brake fluid I use is what you put in the resiviore in your car for Hudrolic Brakes.

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I use brake cleaner also and I do use brake fluid for my hydraulics
just didn't see what is was typing

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Finally got a chance to put a few pics up. Haven't had time the last couple weeks to do anything else with it, though. Will oil help actually take the rust off? I thought it would just lubricate it and maybe keep it from getting worse.

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Not very much rust . Oil and 0000 steel wool

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With rust like that I soak it in natural turpetine. It will dissolve the rust. then clean it with a gun solvent of your choice and lightly oil it. you might use a bore brush on the cylinder. I have also found that Ballistol will remove light rust by spraing it on and wiping with a rag.

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Finally got a chance to put a few pics up. Haven't had time the last couple weeks to do anything else with it, though. Will oil help actually take the rust off? I thought it would just lubricate it and maybe keep it from getting worse.
Are you going to re finish this gun? I'd hate to all your efforts go to pot and have it flash rust on you again. Looks like your in Florida which may bee even worse for bare metal than the PNW.

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A lot of suggestions on how to remove rust... I've always used 0000 steel wool and never lost any blue. Your main concern after you get the rust off will be to preserve the funish and prevent rust from coming back. Make wure to give it a good coat of oil before returning it to storage. From what I'm seeing, there is enough rust showing that you may want to consider refinishing it. Hopefully there is no pitting but the cylinders look pretty rusted up.

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The shop I work at uses a tank filled with automotive parts solvent to soak in, 0000 steel wool, a stiff wire wheel (will remove finish) and a soft wire wheel (takes some effort to remove finish). For in the chambers I would cut a slot in a wood or plastic dowel, push some 0000 steel wool in the slot and wrap it around the dowel until it has a tight fit in the chamber. Add your solvent of choice and use a drill to spin it in the chambers. Does a good job of removing the rust without removing metal. Elbow grease and a little patience will defeat any rust. The more you want to protect the finish the lighter the touch and the more patience needed. (but then a heavy hand for me means the customer gets a re-blue at my expense)

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The shop I work at uses a tank filled with automotive parts solvent to soak in, 0000 steel wool, a stiff wire wheel (will remove finish) and a soft wire wheel (takes some effort to remove finish). For in the chambers I would cut a slot in a wood or plastic dowel, push some 0000 steel wool in the slot and wrap it around the dowel until it has a tight fit in the chamber. Add your solvent of choice and use a drill to spin it in the chambers. Does a good job of removing the rust without removing metal. Elbow grease and a little patience will defeat any rust. The more you want to protect the finish the lighter the touch and the more patience needed. (but then a heavy hand for me means the customer gets a re-blue at my expense)
Concur, What shop do you work at ? Just curious.


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