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ggordon 01-30-2010 10:31 PM

Removing fire damage

I bought a knife pistol (Peavey) that has some fire damage. It's intact mechanically but the blade has black stains. I tried polishing the stains out but all I have now are SHINY STAINS!

The blade is thin and brittle and I'd like to avoid agressive polishing / sanding to remove the stains. Is there any chemical treatment that would work?

Appreciate any help.

BillM 01-30-2010 11:31 PM

Anybody asks---tell them they are blood stains.

stalkingbear 01-31-2010 12:38 AM

You can try bluing/rust remover.

ggordon 01-31-2010 02:35 PM

Thanks for the input.

The bluing /rust remover might be worth trying. Any other thoughts out there?

shootingmad 02-16-2010 08:31 AM

I'v heard rumors around that using white vineger and rubbing the metal with aluminium foil removes stains on metal. Apparently they react and it creates a strong cleaning agent. However I'v never tried it.
Maybe a acid based bore cleaner might work? But be very carefull with that, its nasty stuff.

ggordon 02-16-2010 11:58 PM

Thanks for the idea. I'll give it a try

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