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Old March 11, 2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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I have an old Colt 22lr conversion kit that is pretty badly rusted on one side but I wanna save the finish the best I can. I also have a USGI Colt 1911A1 that has some small rust spots I also would like to remove without damaging the finish.

Will PB blaster remove the finish along with the rust? Thanks for your help
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Old March 11, 2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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It will remove neither, but it will remove all the oil thats on the parts.
Use 0000 steel wool, or brass/bronze wool to gently scrub the rust away. Then, scrub with WD 40 on a rag, then oil the parts.
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Old March 12, 2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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PB Blaster penetrating oil will loosen the rust so that you can work on it with 0000 steel wool. The finish has already been ruined by the rust.
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Old March 13, 2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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Google electronic rust removal, baking soda, bucket, water, battery charger and a steel or cast iron anode. Simple and works great. Only removes rust.

I used it on a couple of old guns with great success.
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Old March 13, 2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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FW, I may be wrong 9it happened once before), but I beleive it will also remove the blueing, since blueing is just a controlled rust process?
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Old March 14, 2012, 02:49 PM   #6
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I believe the electronic rust removal also removes the blue. Thanks for the replies yall!
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