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fryder1944
June 18, 2002, 07:50 PM
Has any body ever done this with out bead blasting? Is their bare metal or bluing underneath? How about the stock? :confused:
Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Dave McC
June 19, 2002, 03:14 AM
There are questions that just make me cringe. This comes close, I can see a good working shotgun turned into a cosmetic mess.

And while I won't get mistaken for a gunsmith unless the light is really bad, my guess is getting this done professionally would cost about what a new Express or used WM would cost.

I suggest leaving it alone and getting another 870 with a classier finish.

Al Thompson
June 19, 2002, 06:49 AM
Now Dave! Some of my swamp buddies finnish their 870s/1100s/500s with a can of Krylon. The ducks and hogs don't complain! :D :eek: :D

Fryder, I would think a strong solvent would work, but it's not my gun. I'll transfer this to the smithy forum and see what George says.

George Stringer
June 19, 2002, 08:06 AM
I guess it could be blasted/polished like any other firearm and reblued. I don't recall ever refinishing a factory camoed gun before. I doubt that they are blued underneath the camo. I tend to agree with Dave on this one. I'd either just buy another 870 or maybe trade the camo for a blue one. George

C.R.Sam
June 19, 2002, 08:54 AM
Spirex VHT header paint. Comes in several different colors. Can do stock and metal all at the same time.:D

Sam