buffing and blueing

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by texaswoodworker, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I was wondering if the compound that is used for buffing could cause any problems with blueing. I am new to both blueing and buffing so i'm kind of learing as I go.

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  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    It won't hurt the steel in regards to bluing it. You want to be sure to get all the buffing compound off before you try to blue it however.



     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Like bear said. Use a HEAVY duty degreasing agent. Wear gloves and it should come out looking good.
     
  4. triggerman770

    triggerman770 New Member

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    buffing

    if you use a power buffer be careful. let the wheel do the work. stay away from lettering, and watch edges.