Polish with a Poor Pocket!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by GSmith1883, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. GSmith1883

    GSmith1883 New Member

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    i have been trying to strip the finish on a Remington 760 for a while now. i set up a 1/2 HP bench grinder and started on the barrel with a 8" sisal wheel and coarse compound, and it is taking a long time to just get the bluing stripped. I ordered 8" muslin wheels but all i can find for a 1/2" arbor are 3/8" wide. Two questions, where can i find 8" muslin wheels for a 1/2" arbor wider than 3/8"? (i called brownells and they said it will probably be a special order, and i cant afford the felt wheels), and i seen a stripping agent in brownells thats supposed to pull the bluing out of the metal, does that stuff work? that or any other advice for stripping and polishing metal without access to a bead blast cabinet would greatly be appreciated, thank you.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I made an idiot post. One of those that happens before reading the entire post I'm replying to. Please forgive me.
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Try fingernail polish remover and steel wool

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    The stripping agent would be my first resort, brute force my last.
     
  5. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    My suggestion is very light on brute force walt

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  6. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    navel jelly from the hardware store removes bluing. 'smiths often use several 3/8" wheels stacked together.
     
  7. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The active ingredient in nail polish remover is acetone. Do not use acetone in a confined area or in the vicinity of gas appliances. Wear protective gloves.
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    A man WILL get a little loopy if stuck in a room with that stuff for too long...
     
  9. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    Machine tool stores might have what your looking for.
     
  10. triggerman770

    triggerman770 New Member

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    remove bluing

    Birchwood Casey's blue and rust remover will do it. If you want to use a whell you need something like a flap wheel(it's a wheel with strips of sand paper).
    they run 19.00 to 60.00.
    browell's carries he Birchwood casey as does Midway.
     
  11. trapgunsmith77

    trapgunsmith77 New Member

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    to remove just the bluing try toilet bowl cleaner wipes bluing right off the metal no joke..
     
  12. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Yes but that also causes one to rust almost immediately

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  13. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    as they said the naval jelly or birchwood blue and rust remover should do the job