Remove bluing from gun

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Remove bluing from gun

Postby Chityworker » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:54 pm

I have a blued Taurus 605 that I want to make stainless. I did a little research and it seems Birchwood blue remover is the way to go. Any experiences with type project and procedure will be appreciated.

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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby WildBill » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:58 pm

Chityworker wrote:I have a blued Taurus 605 that I want to make stainless. I did a little research and it seems Birchwood blue remover is the way to go. Any experiences with type project and procedure will be appreciated.

How are you going to make a blued gun stainless? :headscratch
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby Chityworker » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:59 pm

Trying for a stainless look. If possible.

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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby WildBill » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:01 pm

Chityworker wrote:Trying for a stainless look. If possible.

Maybe try nickel plating. That will look like stainless and won't rust like carbon steel.
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby Excaliber » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:05 pm

WildBill wrote:
Chityworker wrote:Trying for a stainless look. If possible.

Maybe try nickel plating. That will look like stainless and won't rust like carbon steel.


But don't treat it as if it's stainless because nickel isn't and the gun will rust.

Tiny imperfections in the plating allow water or sweat to penetrate to the steel underneath and the rust shows up as rusty "pinpricks" that keep coming back.
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby Chityworker » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:05 pm

So it's not a project I should take on. It'd be better off taking it to a smith or saving up some cash for a new stainless steel revolver ? :confused5

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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby WildBill » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:34 pm

Chityworker wrote:So it's not a project I should take on. It'd be better off taking it to a smith or saving up some cash for a new stainless steel revolver ? :confused5

:iagree: IMO, the amount of money for doing this to a Taurus is not worth it. Sell it and buy a SS gun if that's what you want.
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby Chityworker » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:48 pm

:bigear: Thanks I'll do that. Thought it was only a 5$ product applied to a gun and a little elbow grease. Only believe 95% of what you read on the internet.


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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby RossA » Tue May 06, 2014 2:02 pm

You can take the blue finish off of a gun, and if you polish the gun (properly, mind you), you can probably get a smooth, shiny finish that almost looks like stainless.
However, the environmental protection that the blue finish gives you will be gone, and your gun will be subject to rusting very quickly, unless you keep it well oiled all over. Not the best thing for a gun that you intend to use.
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby george » Tue May 06, 2014 2:47 pm

I have done it before. I used a bead blaster, which removed the blueing, and gave an overall matte finish, whick looked like a stainless.

But, like they said, you have to keep it covered with something, because it rusts in a heartbeat.
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby BigGuy » Tue May 06, 2014 3:38 pm

Try some crumpled up aluminum foil and spit. Sounds gross I know, but will take the blueing off slick as a whistle.

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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby Jim Beaux » Tue May 06, 2014 4:35 pm

Dont. You will regret doing this.
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby WildBill » Tue May 06, 2014 6:09 pm

Jim Beaux wrote:Dont. You will regret doing this.

How do you know? ;-)
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby Jim Beaux » Tue May 06, 2014 8:40 pm

WildBill wrote:
Jim Beaux wrote:Dont. You will regret doing this.

How do you know? ;-)



Well.....It was a .22 single shot rifle....well .....and, ahem, I was 11 years old and, uh...well I was kinda bored...... :coolgleamA:
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Re: Remove bluing from gun

Postby MoJo » Tue May 06, 2014 9:36 pm

I went the other way, I have a stainless Taurus 85 that I didn't like the look of. So with a sandblaster, airbrush and some black Duracoat I soon had a two tone snub nose. Duracoat has a color called "Stainless" if that's what you are looking for. :tiphat:
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