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Old 02-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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i have been trying to strip the finish on a Remington 760 for a while now. i set up a 1/2 HP bench grinder and started on the barrel with a 8" sisal wheel and coarse compound, and it is taking a long time to just get the bluing stripped. I ordered 8" muslin wheels but all i can find for a 1/2" arbor are 3/8" wide. Two questions, where can i find 8" muslin wheels for a 1/2" arbor wider than 3/8"? (i called brownells and they said it will probably be a special order, and i cant afford the felt wheels), and i seen a stripping agent in brownells thats supposed to pull the bluing out of the metal, does that stuff work? that or any other advice for stripping and polishing metal without access to a bead blast cabinet would greatly be appreciated, thank you.



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I made an idiot post. One of those that happens before reading the entire post I'm replying to. Please forgive me.



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i have been trying to strip the finish on a Remington 760 for a while now. i set up a 1/2 HP bench grinder and started on the barrel with a 8" sisal wheel and coarse compound, and it is taking a long time to just get the bluing stripped. I ordered 8" muslin wheels but all i can find for a 1/2" arbor are 3/8" wide. Two questions, where can i find 8" muslin wheels for a 1/2" arbor wider than 3/8"? (i called brownells and they said it will probably be a special order, and i cant afford the felt wheels), and i seen a stripping agent in brownells thats supposed to pull the bluing out of the metal, does that stuff work? that or any other advice for stripping and polishing metal without access to a bead blast cabinet would greatly be appreciated, thank you.
Try fingernail polish remover and steel wool

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The stripping agent would be my first resort, brute force my last.

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My suggestion is very light on brute force walt

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navel jelly from the hardware store removes bluing. 'smiths often use several 3/8" wheels stacked together.

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The active ingredient in nail polish remover is acetone. Do not use acetone in a confined area or in the vicinity of gas appliances. Wear protective gloves.

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A man WILL get a little loopy if stuck in a room with that stuff for too long...
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Machine tool stores might have what your looking for.

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Birchwood Casey's blue and rust remover will do it. If you want to use a whell you need something like a flap wheel(it's a wheel with strips of sand paper).
they run 19.00 to 60.00.
browell's carries he Birchwood casey as does Midway.



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