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Old May 14, 2010, 03:27 PM   #11
George R
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Join Date: December 17, 2004
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Surface Rust Removal

0000 and oil is the conventional wisdom, but I was taught, and I believe correctly, that the oil mixes with the loosened rust and creates a slurry that will scratch the existing blueing. I think you'll find that dry steel wool is a little kinder to the surface.
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