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Degreasing before Rust Bluing
Unread 09-03-2018, 08:46 AM   #1
Brian Arthur
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Default Degreasing before Rust Bluing

Good Morning-

First time rust blueing a shotgun barrel (VH), and I have immediately run into a problem.

I boiled this barrel in a solution of Simple Green and water. My heating set up has an issue, so I did not get to a full boil, but more of a simmer. I am hanging the barrel by a wire and a couple of wooden dowels in the tank, since I will hone the inside of the barrels after I am done.

When I pulled the barrels from the tank and dried them, I see streaking on the lower barrel. It appears to be oil leaking from under the rib?

Barrel stains.jpg

These stains do not wipe off.

I'd appreciate your thoughts and suggestions!

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