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Shotgun refinisher needs to get rust off hard-to-reach spots



(-----) 2004

What would be the best way to get rid of rust from the inner portions of shotgun receiver? I've just begun a refinishing job with a friend's single barrel 12 ga and I'm relatively new to this. I plan to use the Swiss Arsenal W+F 1877 Bern, rust- blue solution/process which appeared in this forum some time ago.The solution works beautifully on test pieces. Getting the rust off from the exterior is no problem with #120 Silicon-carbide paper, gradually moving down to #400. My only problem is with getting the rust (pretty severe) from the innards of the receiver. It's hard to stuff any abrasive into tiny slots like the trigger/hammer slots. I have a set of needle files and I'd considered using them but didn't do so for fear of filing off critical tolerances.I also read somewhere that a 1:7 solution of Nitric acid and water respectively, would be a good rust removal agent- does it work? I thought I'd ask here first.

MOA LONGKUMER
hobbyist - SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA, INDIA
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2004

Simple, non toxic and good rust remover:

1 lit water 50 gm citric acid add some ammonia 25%,solution pH must be 3,5! (80 °C temp., cold solution works too, but slow).

Good luck!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb , Croatia
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simultaneous 2004

Most any acid will remove rust, mild acids are better because they will attack the base metal the least. To give you an idea of just how mild: I've used store bought lemon juice to clean up a bike for my Grandmother before. Worked pretty well too...

Good luck,

Jim Gorsich
Accurate Anodizing Inc.
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Compton, California, USA
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2004

Thank you Mr.Goran Budija, I'd like Just a few clarifications - How do I work the solution on the rust? Simple application? Lots of it or do I just dampen the areas? And what would be the time period for the process? (The rust in the slots seem to be pretty severe- somewhat crusty) Or do I have to immerse the whole part into the solution? I'd appreciate the guidance.

Regards,

MOA LONGKUMER
- Shillong, Meghalaya, India
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2004

Hi all,

Thank you for all the suggestions. Jim I'll give the Lemon Juice treatment a try with the next shotgun I get. Nice idea I never thought about it! Thank you Mr.Sishani, for the kind suggestion. By artist blasting, do you mean those air-brushes used in art/painting? Thanks Mr.Budija, since I've got all the required stuff at hand, I'll give your formula a try first. I've got some Ammonia Solution -25%, Specific Gravity- 0.91 but no Ph rating printed, how do I find out that? Elsewhere in this form I had come across a Bluing(?) formula you had put up. Once the solution is ready, what is the process like? Immersion? if so how long? How many times?

MOA LONGKUMER
- Shillong, Meghalaya, India
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