Removal of Light Surface Rust

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Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by Plerid » November 14th, 2019, 9:03 am

Do you all have any recommendations as to a good method to remove light surface rust without harming the bluing or metal? I read this article https://rustconverters.net/bull-frog-ru ... er-review/, what do you say about it? Thanx a lot, Gabriel.
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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by Hognutz » November 14th, 2019, 9:17 am

Gabriel...Good gun oil and 0000 steel wool. Wet the area down liberally (I really hate that word) as well as some on the steel wool. Rub lightly. Long strokes. Don’t concentrate on one area. You’ll be good to go.. Let us know how it shakes out.
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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by toasty » November 14th, 2019, 11:28 am

Hognutz wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 9:17 am
Gabriel...Good gun oil and 0000 steel wool. Wet the area down liberally (I really hate that word) as well as some on the steel wool. Rub lightly. Long strokes. Don’t concentrate on one area. You’ll be good to go.. Let us know how it shakes out.
Good luck.
+1. Have done it many time and it work great.

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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by hoobilly » November 14th, 2019, 11:52 am

Oil and you can also rub a copper penny over it and will not take any bluing off
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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by decoykrvr » November 14th, 2019, 2:23 pm

If you can find it, you're better off utilizing fine/super-fine bronze wool on your initial attempt to remove the rust. The bronze wool is less abrasive and sofer that the steel wool and is less likely to remove blueing. You can always use a more abrasive steel wool if the bronze isn't totally effective, but you can't easily replace the blueing.

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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by Shooter » November 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm

I was shown many years ago by a top gunsmith that a heavy paper bag works well without damaging the blueing.

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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by hoobilly » November 15th, 2019, 4:24 pm

Shooter wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 1:57 pm
I was shown many years ago by a top gunsmith that a heavy paper bag works well without damaging the blueing.
I’ll be trying that
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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by decoykrvr » November 15th, 2019, 6:27 pm

Shooter,
Is the brown paper utilized in a dry state ? I've utilized the rubber compound light abrasive erasers, but even the finest grit can be excessive. For very light bluing discoloration or spotting usually caused by oil/salt on the hands, I've employed jewelers rouge on a soft cotton cloth.

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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by GLS » November 16th, 2019, 9:36 am

All of the above are effective. For deeper stubborn rust spots, a brass rifle cartridge with the mouth flattened as the working edge works great. It won't scratch steel but does fine on the rust. Gi

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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by CamoMan4025 » November 16th, 2019, 9:57 am

Shooter is probably ALL JACKED UP ON MT. DEW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Removal of Light Surface Rust

Post by MKW » November 22nd, 2019, 4:19 pm

A pencil eraser works well for removing light surface rust.
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