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Old 05-30-2009, 08:15 AM
JWnTN JWnTN is offline
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Removing spray paint from blued gun




Not really a 1911 issue, but my brother inherited a Winchester shotgun that has some blue spray paint on the barrel. He'd like to remove the paint without damaging the blue underneath. Any recommendations?
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:03 AM
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paint thinner or mineral sprit
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:32 AM
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Brake cleaner, lacquer thinner, acetone, will all remove paint but will not hurt bluing. Mineral spirits is paint thinner and very mild and will not remove fully cured paint without a lot of scrubbing and the scrubbing will damage the bluing.

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Old 05-30-2009, 10:39 AM
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acetone is what I was trying to think of but just could not, I am getting old.

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Old 05-30-2009, 11:21 AM
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I have used the spray paint remover that you get at WalMart on several guns like that, and it has never removed or damaged the bluing. Spray it on, let it soak and use a scrub pad and water to remove everything.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:27 PM
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Carb cleaner,[I use GUM-OUT] it will not hurt bluing. If you use acetone try not to get it on your skin and use a well ventilated area.I stripped some leather auto seats several years ago with acetone OUTDOORs and with acid resistant rubber gloves. It is scarey how high my blood pressure was the next day. It is good stuff but be careful in the use of acetone. Regards, Nick
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:40 PM
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Carb cleaner,[I use GUM-OUT] it will not hurt bluing. If you use acetone try not to get it on your skin and use a well ventilated area.I stripped some leather auto seats several years ago with acetone OUTDOORs and with acid resistant rubber gloves. It is scarey how high my blood pressure was the next day. It is good stuff but be careful in the use of acetone. Regards, Nick
.....and carb cleaner.

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Old 05-31-2009, 08:07 PM
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Thanks to all who responded. This will be our next project.
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