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Old 04-21-2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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So the bottom metal on my model 70 is looking pretty rough, Im tryin to put up a pic. I'm just wondering if there is a way to refinish it, dont really wanna spend big money gettin a new one, kinda wanna shy away from spray paint. Any ideas????



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Have you tried cold blue a lot of people don't like it because they don't know the trick.
The trick is HEAT.
Yep just heat, you need the parts clean of any oils, or finger prints.
Then heat until it is just to hot to hold, then cover it quick with the cold blue, for small to med. parts I put in a zip-lock bag & pour the blue over it, zip, & shake to cover parts.
Rinse, reheat, & repeat until the color is dark enough for you. (normally 2 to 3 coats)
then reheat and coat with a good quality gun oil in a plastic bag, keep warm & coated for 24hrs.
You will have a good looking finish that you can be proud of.
Birchwood Casey is the type I use, it is low cost, gives a good finish, & is easy to use.

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Fraid it's aluminum, so no blueing, thanks though

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Are you sure?
They have finishes for aluminum parts too.

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Interesting I never knew there was such a thing might have to give it a try, has anyone out there used it before. Thanks for the help

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Clean the scratches up and go with the Birchwood Casey. They make good products. It should turn out pretty good at minimum and maybe even perfect. At any rate, the scratches will be gone and the color will be uniform.

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Do yall think I should strip the whole thing or just try and touch up the places that need it?

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That's your call. I use Bluing remover if I want to get a clean start. Some steel wool on the scratched area would probably do the trick. If it comes out blotchy, you can always strip the whole guard and start over. It's totally your call, it's not a big part. It may be worth removing the blue and keeping it simple.

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So here's another question does anyone know where I might get some new action screws for this rifle that arent slotted. I would like to get some that are allen or torques head. The factory screws are worthless cant even begin to get them torqued correctly.



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