Who else has polished a sig barrel by soaking it in Vinegar?

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by HeatSpitta510, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    I think I'm going to try it tonight,I have everything needed
     
  2. 1411

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    Please explain both the risks and benefits. Thanks
     

  3. nitestalker

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    White vinegar and water is used to remove lead from barrels. The whole barrel is never soaked only wiped to remove lead. I have never heard of a vinegar polish? The vinegar will cause the barrel to dull in most cases?:confused:
     
  4. Jpyle

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    Have heard of using vinegar to remove BP residue and corrosive salts from mil-surp ammo but never to clean a barrel. Please post results...vinegar is one hell of a lot cheaper than lead remover :) Will vinegar remove the bluing from a non SS barrel?
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have read that vinegar can be used to remove blueing from gun parts if soaked long enough.
     
  6. nitestalker

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    Vinegar is often used to "age" blued handguns. Vinegar will totally remove bluing from gun steel. White vinegar and a few drops of water is a very effective lead remover. :)
     
  7. HeatSpitta510

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    I didnt mean vinegar polish.. But if you soak the barrel for a few hrs in white vinegar use a scrubbing pad then metal polish like mothers chrome polish you remove the black or blueing and your left with a stainless barrel ...
     
  8. HeatSpitta510

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    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GhSzg65Pfk4[/ame]
     
  9. HeatSpitta510

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    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YouZufINkB8[/ame]
     
  10. HeatSpitta510

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    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HHjgtq_ljRc[/ame]
     
  11. sigelitest

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    Will the it remove blueing off a ss slide?
     
  12. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    Why do you need to polish the barrel? Why vinegar?
     
  13. therewolf

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    I use vinegar as a barrel cleaner, rust remover, and

    bolt loosener all the time. But I never heard of this...
     
  14. awahlster

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    You can't blue Stainless so using vinegar to remove bluing won't leave stainless it will leave bare carbon steel which will rust ASAP
     
  15. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    Pending an answer from the OPer. There is no science in using vinegar as a lead remover. It is not an effective solvent for metallic Pb.

    Acetic acid is mildly corrosive to iron. It forms rust in the first place. Whether it chemically dissolves rust at the same time, I don't know, but the choice seems odd. Rust is not chemically aggressive, and requires really strong solvents. It is best removed mechanically, steel wool and such. (Another post that won't make me friends...)
     
  16. c3shooter

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    Unless a barrel is stainless to start, you will NOT be left with a stainless barrel. You will have a carbon steel barrel "in the white"- means the corrosion protection has been removed, and you will now oil constantly ere it rusts as you watch.

    Unless you live in Gila Bend AZ where NOTHING ever rusts.

    Stainless steel is an alloy of Iron, at least 10.5% Chromium (and sometimes Nickel).
     
  17. therewolf

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    Please allow me to clarify.

    I use vinegar, as well as other solvents, separately,

    in order to "shock" dirt and corrosives from the inside of a

    dirty barrel. I cannot advise anything be used on the outside

    finish of your gun, except what the manufacturer advises.

    Afterward, it is always wise to use solvent to break up and

    remove the vinegar, ammonia, etc. Then OIL the barrel lightly.

    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you leave any chemical or

    solvent in your barrel, after you are done cleaning, and oiling it.
     
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  18. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    I dig. I use 90% ethanol which is barely acidic and evaporates quickly.
     
  19. nitestalker

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  20. msup752

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    Cringe! That is a tutorial for using "dip" which is a blend of Hydrogen Peroxide and Vinegar. The waste solution is toxic to say the least so I hope he doesn't just pour it down the drain!