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    Who has removed hot bluing off a gun part. Whatís the best method you found.

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    I’ve used commercial bluing remover and “naval jelly”. I found the best way is to polish it off with fine emery cloth.

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    hot bluing as in like on a barrel ?

    asking because i noticed my dads rifled barrel has some bluish to it, never really knew what thats from,

    i picked up that Remington cleaning kit with the 3 types of spray and that cleans my gun very well, takes off the browish on my steel from the rain with 1 wipe i havent tried it or noticed it work on the blue so i wouldn't be able to comment.

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    Scary as it sounds.... vinegar. Plain white vinegar will turn the magnetite in the bluing to a thin layer of rust in only a few minutes, wipe off the rust and bare steel (mostly) is left. I don't know if it will work on aluminum though.

    Disclaimer: if someone F's up their firearm, it's not on me.

    Once the bluing is gone you have raw steel open to the elements.

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    If I get my nerve up Iíll let you know how it goes.
    And yes videos on YouTube looks like white vinegar does it simply

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    Thanks for posting this! I have an old muzzleloader I kit-built about 1988. I did the barrel in cold blue and now I want to remove the blueing and brown it.
    I'll definitely try vinegar.

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    I want to strip a cylinder. To polish metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    I want to strip a cylinder. To polish metal.
    320 grit emery cloth

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    Quote Originally Posted by js4fn View Post
    I want to strip a cylinder. To polish metal.
    I found out the hard way that Slip 2000 choke cleaner does a real good job on Ruger Blackhawk cylinder. Left in overnight, by morning it was in the white.

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