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Old November 24, 2022, 06:30 PM   #1
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Bluing discoloration Problem -Fixes ???

Hey guys , I have this issue with a couple revolvers that sat for like 20 years . They sat out open in the safe with just some Pledge on them as a preservative .





These are two different firearms and before doing anything about this I thought I'd ask here first . I'm a SS guy and have very few blued firearms and shoot none of them . I really like the look of a nice blued revolver but I simply like the lower maintenance of a SS firearm more haha .

I gave them a quick wipe and that did nothing , Is this a big deal or a little polish/rubbing and all is good ?

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Old November 24, 2022, 07:02 PM   #2
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A little squirt of WD 40 and wiping will take care of it.
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Old November 24, 2022, 10:40 PM   #3
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Pledge?
"Although furniture products like Pledge are good at cleaning furniture, the oils quickly evaporate, leaving little to no protective coating on the furniture finish."
If a solvent cleaner doesn't work, try Flitz polish.
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Old November 24, 2022, 11:09 PM   #4
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Old pledge had wax in it or wax like substance , not sure what’s in it now . It’s why water would beed up on it for awhile . It’s an old trick from the 70’s . I do not recommend it now .

Maybe I should spray some more pledge on them lol
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Old November 25, 2022, 01:59 PM   #5
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I've been using Renaissance Wax on firearms (wood and metal parts) that just sit in the safe. So far, so good. I can't tell any difference from when they were first waxed.
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Old November 25, 2022, 02:57 PM   #6
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Clean the metal, remove all old oil, wax, grease, solvent carrier, degrease it....

(including under the wood)

then oil and rub a bit see if the old finish doesn't return....

I've had guns stored in foam lined cases show discolored finishes, where the foam has, over time, "sucked" the oil off the metal, leaving the blue finish uneven to the eye.

Re-oiling restores it, or, has for me, so far, so try that and see..
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Clean the metal, remove all old oil, wax, grease, solvent carrier, degrease it....
(including under the wood)
then oil and rub a bit see if the old finish doesn't return....
I've had guns stored in foam lined cases show discolored finishes, where the foam has, over time, "sucked" the oil off the metal, leaving the blue finish uneven to the eye. Re-oiling restores it, or, has for me, so far, so try that and see..
Good advice...has worked for me. Rod
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Thanks guys ? I’ll give those a try . Wait what breaks down wax but not the finish on the firearm ?
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Old November 28, 2022, 08:26 AM   #9
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Thanks guys ? I’ll give those a try . Wait what breaks down wax but not the finish on the firearm ?
If you can find it 3M wax and grease cleaner. An easier one to find is 3M adhesive remover, it’s very similar to the wax and grease cleaner, also very mild solvent that hasn’t ever messed up any of my blued revolvers.
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Most petroleum based solvents should remove wax.
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