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Protect the Blueing on your Receiver

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by idoc, Jan 14, 2013.

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  1. idoc

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    Specifically are there any treatments that are better or any you should stay away from. Thanks in advance

    Rich
     
  2. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Just keep your hands off it and on the wood part where they should be
     
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    That's why I shoot in this. My guns look like new.
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  4. CalvinMD

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    Mine all do look like new...no need for the suit..just kidd gloves ; )
     
  5. Steve W

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    Bluing is a beautiful rust finish to protect the metal from air and water. Not from your sweaty hands.

    You can do whatever you want with your guns, but if you want to keep it rust free and retain most of it's value, you better keep you hands off the metal parts.

    Blue Book of Gun Value rate firearms by the % of remaining finish on it.
     
  6. greengael

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    Shooting gloves Doc?[give Holly a treat for mr, smile]
     
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    Just shoot the damned thing! I get so tired of guys treating their guns like a piece of fragile jewelry. It's a tool! Use it, clean it and put it away. Bill
     
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    Gloves! You could always drag it behind the vehicle on the way to the club, then you won't have to worry about it anymore, also.
     
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    Be sure not to get any bug repelent on it from your hands.
     
  10. greengael

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    Slayer, I've seen his gun, it is a piece of fine jewelry![smile]
     
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    Sorry for the hijack and rant, but this is one of my pet peeves. I had a friend that bought a new gun, not so much high dollar and didn't shoot it for a year because he was afraid of a blemish. Another guy at our local club walks his across the parking lot between rounds and leaves it in his truck. come on! these are only bt-99's. Sigh....come on spring...Bill
     
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    Thin coat of Tru-Oil or coat of Renaissance wax .
     
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    My Ljutic was re- blued in 1992 and it still looks almost like it was done yesterday. My gunsmith used Brownell's Dicropan hot bluing and it is holding up really well.
     
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    Richiemac said it using the Renaissance Wax. It is good stuff and is used for museum grad wood, metal etc. Really gives off good gloss and is durable. DO NOT carry your gun by the receiver. Use the forend.

    Good Shooting
     
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    I use Turtle wax on my Metal Parts. Keeps them shiny and new looking.
     
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    I put a carefully cut piece of clear packing tape on the long tangs of my early Brownings...keeps them like new..just like I like them
     
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    nickel finish.......nuff' said.
     
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