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Degreasing before Rust Bluing
Unread 09-03-2018, 09:46 AM   #1
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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!

Brian
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