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by 92f-fan
Fri May 30, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: Remove bluing from gun
Replies: 24
Views: 6714

Re: Remove bluing from gun

kragluver wrote:Back to the original question... I have refinished a number of old guns. The best way I've found to remove old bluing is Muratic acid. It works very quickly. Wash the acid off as soon as the blue is removed using cold water. In each of my refinish jobs, I've reblued the gun using a 19 th century rust blue process. It is slow but the results are very nice.

Remember - bluing is a form of oxidation on the metal that protects the metal from rust. The bluing essentially per-rusts the metal forming an oxidation barrier.
the original question was removing bluing to make the gun "stainless"
Its not possible nor recommended so providing directions seems less than helpful - especially using hydrocholic acid
by 92f-fan
Mon May 12, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: Remove bluing from gun
Replies: 24
Views: 6714

Re: Remove bluing from gun

bluing is not a color its a metal treatment
designed in part to reduce rust

if you remove it you will need to coat it with something else or you will have a RUST coating before too long

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