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Unread 01-08-2019, 12:33 AM   #2
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If still tight ribs, shoot it and don't worry. No need to rust blue. I had a Fox A grade that had been hot blued. Blew air from compressor into weep hole. Solder had turned to powder and it most all blew away, so had to have ribs removed and relaid before rust bluing. Question is, are you sure they were hot blued? Is there a weep hole drilled in the under rib? Some smiths would hot blue and then rely on flushing everything out and then neutralizing the hot blue chemicals to get by with it. Just my 2 cents.
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