How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

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How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by Jeepsnguns » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:43 pm

Do any of you guys know of a way to gently buff out minor scratches on a blued gun.
I picked up an old Beretta with really nice bluing and it has a few light scratches, nothing too deep.
But being the OCD bastage that I am, I would like to fix the "imperfections".
Any suggestions other than psychotherapy?
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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by JoeCWales » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:55 pm

Dark blue tinted glasses?

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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by Doyle » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:31 pm

Fine copper wool lubricated with CLP has always worked for me.

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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by molivo » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:43 am

Fine steel wool (REALLY fine) will also work. If its bluing thats just not there, there isn't really a "fix". You can use cold blue to hide it. Or have the part totally reblued by someone.
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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by AirbrushBobby » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:22 am

Depending on the scratches the trick is to make the scratch color match the bluing so you do have to steel wool the piece and re-blue to make a perfect match. My .02
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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by Dave P » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:29 am

"Fine steel wool (0000) will also work..... You can use cold blue to hide it."

That's what I do. Throw some oil on the steel wool first. Be gentle.
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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by LastRites » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:06 pm

Fine copper wool and oil is what you want to use, the steel wool leaves behind fine micro particles that can make it rust even more.

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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by Sweep » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:46 pm

Fine Bronze wool ya can get it at most boat shops ....so have we covered all the wools [smilie=011.gif] seriously thou depending on the blue your matching heat helps darken the bluing chemicals effect
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Re: How to remove light scratches from an older blued gun

Post by Jeepsnguns » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:10 pm

Sorry,
I didn't follow up.
There were only a few scratches on the slide, but enough to bother me.
My local gunsmith's father re-blued the slide for me.
I think he did good.
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