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Old 07-23-2010, 03:21 AM   #11
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"gun in the bathroom"

Exposed to some kind of bathroom cleaner or ahem someone did a hair dye job.

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I did not know that bluing would flake. Bluing itself is a form of corrosion of the metal. I've seen it allow rust, but never flake.

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Photo's that show the flaking better.

102_0749.jpg   102_0751.jpg   102_0753.jpg  
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In each of the photo's you should be able to see where the flaking is occuring. This was the reason for my original post. I've only encountered this sort of thing with older milsurp handguns and rifles that did actually get painted finishes applied to them.

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"Flaking" denotes that the finish is coming off in pieces. Your finish is not flaking. "Spotting" would be a better term. The spots are caused by moisture or a caustic substance contacting that area. Bluing will do that if it's not taken care of.

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Just a stray thought- if that was clearcoated with something, spotting will start where moisture can get under, and spread from there. Notice a few spots that it seems to start from an edge- which would be point of entry. Backstrap looks rather pitted. Shame. Got a Model 36 from the early 70s that looks much better- good guns if you give them minimal care.

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One more time. The gun is finished in a black oxide coating, normally called bluing. It is not clear coated, painted, anodized, plated, nitrided, or anything else. The spots you see could have easily been caused by simple water. This is a very common occurrence with blued steel firearms. Why are you guys making this out to be something it's not? The little raised areas are simple rust.

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One more time. The gun is finished in a black oxide coating, normally called bluing. It is not clear coated, painted, anodized, plated, nitrided, or anything else. The spots you see could have easily been caused by simple water. This is a very common occurrence with blued steel firearms. Why are you guys making this out to be something it's not? The little raised areas are simple rust.
X2, yep plain RUST caused by high humidity levels in the bathroom.
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LL.. ok guys, thank you. Plain rust it is. Just looked flaky to me..

On a side note, I purchased another buffer over the weekend and will be putting the final polish on the Mod 36. I'll post pictures of the process ASAP..

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