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Old 11-02-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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I'm so sad and angry at myself.
Today at range after shooting my AR with the can. I didn't realised i touched it with my gloves. So left some gloves burnt marks on it, not much but i kinda annoyed looking those marks.
Got home and tried getting rid of the marks by using CLP, Break Free and Hoppes#9.. no luck at all.
Got impatient and angry, i grabbed the green scrubber. Scrubbed a bit.. and made it worse!!
Forgotten it would cause tiny scratches.

I'm wondering if anyone knows anyone good at suppressor refinishing? I want those gloves burnt marks OFF from my can . I want it to looks as it was used to be.

Anyone can help me on this issue?
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Just run it , now it looks used
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YHM charges $200 plus return shipping. Crazy!.
But i found refinishing services for $45 including return shipping. They are http://www.johnnorrellarms.com/
Still thinking about it.. maybe i'll just run it till ugly and refinish later.
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Please describe your gloves; from what kind of material are they made.

Perhaps a solvent that works on a 'vulcanized' or melted form of this material will work.
While I offer assistance to your request, I agree with the 'leave it as it is' bunch.

For your own test, heat some scrap metal and repeat the event on the scraps. Utilize a series of solvents on the scrap to determine efficacy.

I usually try something along this line. alchohols (isopropyl, denatured), mineral spirits (paint thinner), lacquer thinner, acetone, zylol, tolene etc).

Spot test to ensure that the solvents don't further remove your exisitng finish.
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My gloves was the cheap mechanic gloves from walmart. The grip material is kinda like suede thing. Not sure what is it called. Well even though if there's a solvent which works.. i did scrubbed a lil bit with the green scrubber.
Yes maybe leave it as it is.
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Try "Goof Off". I believe the chief ingredient is Naptha. It will take graffiti off nearly anything. Might be worth a shot.

Not "Goo Gone". That stuff is worthless orange based crap that does not take anything off.
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Try "Goof Off". I believe the chief ingredient is Naptha. It will take graffiti off nearly anything. Might be worth a shot.

Not "Goo Gone". That stuff is worthless orange based crap that does not take anything off.
Thank you. I'll check it out.
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If you had been patient, you could have found a solvent that would have removed the burnt gloves without damaging the finish. Once you scratched the surface, it was all over.

Try Denatured alcohol, or PVC cleaner on the marks, but test the pvc cleaner on an out of the way spot first.
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If you had been patient, you could have found a solvent that would have removed the burnt gloves without damaging the finish. Once you scratched the surface, it was all over.

Try Denatured alcohol, or PVC cleaner on the marks, but test the pvc cleaner on an out of the way spot first.
Impatient is my weakness..
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Looks like a perfect excuse for some Duracoat shake-n-spray! Cheap, easy, and will last just fine on that can. Should be no problem getting the right color either.
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