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How to FILL factory "engravings" on receiver?

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  1. GrandpasArms

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    I'm stripping a Remington 1100 receiver, starting with Naval Jelly, and probably ending with a re-blue job. I want to make sure to clean out all the scroll work (factory "engravings").

    The goal is to fill the factory "engravings" with a contrasting material.

    First, would it be best to fill the lines before doing the re-bluing, or after the receiver is refinished?

    Second, can someone direct me to instructions for HOW to apply coloring into the grooves? I've tried using various paints and wiping, but the the lines are so shallow that the filling always wipes away.

    Thanks for any and all tips.

    Happy New Year.

    Larry Frieders
     
  2. BD457

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    Brownells has a nice gold inlay product that I've used in the past and it works very well. I did a handgun about 20 years ago and it still looks perfect.
     
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    I would think that a rubber squeegie would work better than a rag. Once the filler is set up enough, then maybe a cleaning could be done of the excess, on the receiver. This would have to be done after the re-bluing. Just a thought. Jon
     
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    Is there enough in the Brownells bottle to add a little matching bling to a front tooth or two?

    Just curious.
     
  5. BD457

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    tastes kinda funny, but go ahead and give it a shot.
     
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    That stuff lasts forever!
     
  7. Smok'n Joe

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    RE-BLUE 1100?????????????????

    Larry...say it aint soooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. GrandpasArms

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    No, Joe, not the ones I got from you. They're perfect.

    I picked up another used 1100 receiver that I want to build into a finished gun. I have an extra release trigger assembly from another deal and a total of four barrels. The used receiver has some rust. If cleaning removes blue I want to repair and maybe fill in the engraving.

    Larry
     
  9. Ahab

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    Dick ... if it is ... there is enough to do about 5 guns.
     
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    I won a gold inlay kit at a pistol shooting event about 20 years ago. I followed the instructions and did exactly to my 1100 as you are proposing and it worked really well. I do not have it anymore to know what brand it was, but it was fairly easy to do.
     
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    Reblue everything, THEN doll it up.
     
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    Does this stuff work on triggers?
     
  13. BD457

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    I don't think it'll work on a trigger, and if it did, I don't think it would turn out as nice as a plated or new trigger. I'd use it for its intended purpose which is inlay. The only problem with it is that the solvent it comes with does not keep. If you plan on only doing one gun and saving the rest for a later date, it better be sooner than later. Even in the glass bottle, it's completely gone after a few months. There's enough in the bottle to do about 5 hand guns. I've never tried a lot of inlay like an old 682x, but I'm pretty sure there's enough for one long gun like your 1100. Be sure to post before and after pictures.

    Mike
     
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    I would go easy on the Naval Jelly....my gunsmith pal who rents part of my shop told me he blued a rifle receiver lately that the owner had stripped the bluing off with Naval jelly and had a devil of a time bluing it. he attributed it to Naval Jelly. And I know from experience that Chris is a master at bluing so I take him at his word. Look on Brownell's for something else to talk to one of the bluing shops mentioned on this site for guidance on what to use.

    Ron Burr
     
  15. GunDr

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    If you use navel jelly, grab your garden hose and drag everything to the middle of a field. That way you will not drip or accidently touch something you do not want the bluing to be removed. Many nice guns have gotten messed up when someone was using the jell to remove a little rust on their gun.

    FYI...mixing muratic acid 50/50 with water will give you better results. Do this outside because the fumes are nasty and will also rust everything within the room.
     
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    Don't remember the product name but i do belive Birchwood Casey sells a bluing remover taht is used in conjunction with their cold bluing products. i belive i would use something like that. Brownells would also have a bluing remover product.
     
  17. W.P.T.

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    Bonanza Gold, available at Brownells and other fine places ... Google it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  18. GrandpasArms

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    I bought Bonanza Gold from the manufacturer, Forster Products, Inc., 310 East Lanark Avenue, Lanark, IL 61046. It is the same thing that Brownells sells. Brownells charges $13.99 and $14.95 for shipping. Forster Products charges $16.00 and $4.70 for shipping (tax in Illinois as well).

    I'l be posting some before/after shots.

    Larry Frieders
     
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