Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
General bluing clean up
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
Ohio
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 383
Member Since:
May 26, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
December 19, 2021 - 3:04 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

image-2.jpgImage Enlargerimage-3.jpgImage Enlargerimage-4.jpgImage Enlargeri was wondering if anyone had any advice or recommendations as to something to help clean some oil based clear product off of  the bluing. Full disclosure it’s a Remington model 37 that someone has been sloppy with the clear on the refinish. Before I attempt to do anything I was hoping someone might have some advice as to what to use that might not damage the bluing. If I have to leave it alone I will. I know the clear used was oil based for sure and thought about carefully using xylene, but am afraid it will eat the bluing. It’s very visible in person not so easy to show him pictures, but I tried.

thanks in advance

Bill

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments
Avatar
Wisconsin
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4259
Member Since:
May 2, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
December 19, 2021 - 3:10 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Bill,

Use acetone but don’t get it on the wood. oil the metal afterward.

Bob

WACA Life Member---
NRA Life Member----
Cody Firearms member since 1991
Researching the Winchester 1873's

73_86cutaway.jpg

Email: [email protected]

Avatar
Ohio
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 383
Member Since:
May 26, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
December 19, 2021 - 3:50 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Excellent! I am going to take the stock off just to be sure

Thank you Bob

Avatar
NY
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 6150
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
December 19, 2021 - 3:56 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Use acetone if that’s what you have, but lacquer thinner is more effective because it doesn’t evaporate so quickly.  Whichever you use, I think it’s going to be hard to do a good job without removing the stock.

Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 455
Member Since:
March 12, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
December 19, 2021 - 5:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I like to use aerosol label/paint remover. It foams up and doesn’t drip like the thinners. Definitely remove the stock, spray it on, let it set a few minutes and wipe off. The 37’s are all rust blued, so no problem with damage to the finish on the metal. Follow it up with a good wipe-down of any mild solvent, then a wipe down with oily rag and you are set to go. I have been using this for years and it works great. Be sure and use latex gloves like you would for any solvent.

Steve

Avatar
Ohio
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 383
Member Since:
May 26, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
December 19, 2021 - 7:49 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thanks guys, I have all of them as I am a painter by trade- I just didn’t want to try any( even underside of the barrel) for fear of damage. Now I can go for it with out worry. Gloves are a must, one of those things I never used to wear but as the years go by they are more and more of a requirement.

Avatar
Ohio
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 383
Member Since:
May 26, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
January 3, 2022 - 12:40 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

C08D65FD-387C-46B1-A09A-6ECC9D482F3A.jpegImage EnlargerDDF3D09C-00F5-460D-B51E-E94F8A2EBC45.jpegImage Enlarger87749603-DBBE-476B-90BF-4FBA6A70C553.jpegImage EnlargerAEDAF8D8-A490-4DA8-97C6-8A61A534C83D.jpegImage Enlarger

Hey guys, thanks for all the advice- turned out great,it’s like a new rifle.

Bill

Avatar
Northern edge of the D/FW Metromess
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4864
Member Since:
November 7, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
January 3, 2022 - 4:50 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Very nice, Bill. I’m of the opinion that some folks sprayed the entire gun down with a clear finish as a protective measure. Kinda like the clear plastic automotive seat covers of the ‘60’s. Saving that “new look” for the next owner. 

 

Mike

Life Member TSRA, Endowment Member NRA
BBHC Member, TGCA Member
Smokeless powder is a passing fad! -Steve Garbe
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. -Woodrow F. Call, Lonesome Dove
Some of my favorite recipes start out with a handful of depleted counterbalance devices.-TXGunNut
Presbyopia be damned, I'm going to shoot this thing! -TXGunNut
Avatar
Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 4517
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
January 3, 2022 - 6:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Could be dried varnish or just dried oil.  Excess oil left to dry for years can turn to what looks like a varnish.  I like finding this on old guns.  It means nobody has messed with it for a lot of years.

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: Jeremy Scott., Brad Dunbar, Old-Win, SureShot
Guest(s) 20
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6150
TXGunNut: 4864
Chuck: 4517
1873man: 4259
steve004: 4097
Big Larry: 2290
twobit: 2283
TR: 1690
mrcvs: 1656
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12499
Posts: 108511

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1727
Members: 8717
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3
Navigation