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How to remove tarnish from nitrided receiver??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by CalvinMD, Aug 9, 2009.

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  1. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a gun that has a siver nitrided reciever that has a darker tarnish to it from being carried under the receiver when broken open....what metal polishes have you had positive results with ..that removes the tarnish but does not damage the Silver titanium nitride...Flitz?..Simichrome? Brasso?...please let me know..thanks in advance
     
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    I bought a used K80 that had a similar problem. There was nothing that could be done to eliminate the discoloration. Even though I was not the original owner, Krieghoff generously covered it under warranty and replated it.
     
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    Try Flitz nothing with grit. It will scratch it.
    tom
     
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    Flitz worked well for me.

    Robert
     
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    Flitz and Semichrome work wonders. You might even want to pickup a silver polishing cloth to just lightly touchup the overall receiver. The cloth is a bit softer and less abrasive than even the Flitz. It doesn't leave the residue and it has a soft and softer side.
     
  6. CalvinMD

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    Thanks guys...where would I get a silver polishing cloth..?
     
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    A quick Yahoo Search brought this up. http://www.silvergallery.com/ Amazing what you'll find when you do a search!

    AndyH ;-)
     
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    Calvin, I have some stuff that is a rolled up, coated, wool or cotton material that I use on my K-80. All you do is tear off a piece of the rolled up material and wipe down the gun. If you would like to try itPM me your address and I will tear some off put it in a plastic bag and send it to you. Real easy to use. Bulge.
     
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    Bulge is what you are taling about , Never Dull? Jeff
     
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    The nitrided surface is not a plating, just a polished heat-treated surface. So, using any of the above polishing compounds will not hurt the existing finish.

    Doug
     
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    Bigbore that is it. Bulge.
     
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    can you still buy NeverDull???? It was banned in the Navy back in the 80's, as it "way" flammable...lb
     
  13. CalvinMD

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    Thanks So Very much for all the info guys
     
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    I doubt it is nitrided

    My guess is its bare metal which they acid etched- and called a coin finish

    Nitrided finishes usually prevent that from happening

    lots of misinformation here but nitride is not plating- it changes the chemical composition of the top few thousandths of metal and the resultant change makes the surface hard as well as providing corrision resistant

    Gene
     
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    Another thought- this is not for amatures

    Pay to have Krieghoff refinish it now or possibly do extensive damage to the finish

    Gene
     
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    Just bought a can of never Dull at the exchange last week.So its still available.
     
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    Calvin, I put it in the mail today. There should be enough to do a few guns. A small amount goes a long way. Mike (Bulge).
     
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    Calvin
    Many moons ago, I had ARTS gun shop repair the finish on my Browning O/U. He did a fantastic job at a very reasonable cost & extremely fast turn around. Unfortunately, I can't find his address. However, you seem to be pretty good with the computer & I am sure his gun shop as been mentioned many times on this site. Do & search & if you can't find it, I'll try to find an old bill. I assume it's in my paid file.
    Joe Jordan
     
  19. Dickgshot

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    Having some experience with serious tarnishing and etching on the silver-hydride finish on my XT, I offer this:

    Remember the advice your mother gave you when you got a pimple on your face: "Leave it alone, you'll only make it worse.
     
  20. CalvinMD

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    Thanks Dick...I know I've said this many times about my dad,...every time I see someone carrying thier gun by the metal, I can still feel my dads palm coming against the back of my head and his words" your hand belong on the wood or else they cut down a perfectly good tree for nothing" So you gotta know how it pains me to see somebody who has ruined a good gun by wearing off all the bluing from the receiver belly...for shame!
     
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