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Thread: Barrel finish looks very strange after stripping off paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by masakari View Post



    Progress
    The steel wool is doing a pretty good job of removing the rust.
    That looks very very good compared to this morning.

    Kudos, sorry for the adventure; but thank you for being the education I never knew I needed.

    Nonetheless, seems like it would be best to get as much visible rust off (which in my opine you've more than done) and paint it as you see fit. The paint will help avoid corrosion, for sure. At least as long as it's fully de-greased before application and cured for a good amount of time.

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    Spray some Alumahyde on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masakari View Post



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    The steel wool is doing a pretty good job of removing the rust.
    Don't get too excited. The rust will be back. I said it before... Cold blue is worthless. If it is a no $$$ build just paint it. If it's worth the 50 bucks ADCO charges, park it.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by sig1473 View Post
    Spray some Alumahyde on it.
    I agree. From experience, that is some tough stuff.

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    Degrease the parts (simple green or hexanes, mek, acetone all work well), Soak in a weak hcl solution, or coke to get rid of rust, rinse thoroughly in hot water, and paint immediately, or duracoat or something.
    Last edited by MegademiC; 05-08-18 at 22:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masakari View Post
    After reading threads online, I decided to strip the paint off of this upper with KleenStrip paint stripper, and decreased it... This is what it looks like now. It's a swirly gray, no longer black, even after being re-oiled.
    Thoughts?

    The correct paint stripper was acetone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by masakari View Post


    After reading threads online, I decided to strip the paint off of this upper with KleenStrip paint stripper, and decreased it... This is what it looks like now. It's a swirly gray, no longer black, even after being re-oiled.
    Thoughts?
    Yes, should not have taken the paint off....

    No, but seriously, it is fine.
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