Removing fire damage

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by ggordon, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. ggordon

    ggordon New Member

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    Hi:

    I bought a knife pistol (Peavey) that has some fire damage. It's intact mechanically but the blade has black stains. I tried polishing the stains out but all I have now are SHINY STAINS!

    The blade is thin and brittle and I'd like to avoid agressive polishing / sanding to remove the stains. Is there any chemical treatment that would work?

    Appreciate any help.
     
  2. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    Anybody asks---tell them they are blood stains.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    You can try bluing/rust remover.
     
  4. ggordon

    ggordon New Member

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    Thanks for the input.

    The bluing /rust remover might be worth trying. Any other thoughts out there?
     
  5. shootingmad

    shootingmad New Member

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    I'v heard rumors around that using white vineger and rubbing the metal with aluminium foil removes stains on metal. Apparently they react and it creates a strong cleaning agent. However I'v never tried it.
    Maybe a acid based bore cleaner might work? But be very carefull with that, its nasty stuff.
     
  6. ggordon

    ggordon New Member

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    Thanks for the idea. I'll give it a try