Unknown tool used to remove rust on blued guns

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Unknown tool used to remove rust on blued guns

Post by Heyad » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:11 pm

I had to use some steel wool last night to remove some surface rust on the outside of my SR9 barrel. I forgot to wipe it down after I handled it... So now the barrel has a bunch of scratches on it. but I'm not to worried it happens.

It got me thinking about a smith I saw using some sort of metal 'thing' to remove surface rust and that brownish hue from a blued shotgun. I looked like one of those curly things you put on top of a present all the curls were different sizes and it didn't seem to harm the bluing at all. He said it was also coated in some sort of chemical. I asked him where I could get one and he said 'trade secret.'

Does this sound familiar to anyone? I am going to buy some brass brushes in case something like this happens again. I figured I would get one of these if I could find it.

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Unknown tool used to remove rust on blued guns

Post by xl_target » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:36 am

I think what you are talking about is "Big 45 Frontier metal Cleaner"

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The alloy is softer than bluing but harder than rust, so generally it will not harm the bluing.
Be Careful; stainless scouring pads like this are also available on the market but those will damage bluing.
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Re: Unknown tool used to remove rust on blued guns

Post by Vineet » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:43 pm

I have heard that pencil lead works wonder on removing rust patch without scratching.
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