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    Default SKS Finish Touch-up?

    now that the pistol is heading off to be refinished i can start another project. basically i have about 20 years worth of projects that have been piling up so im trying to knock them out one at a time here.

    ok, Chinese SKS... there was some light rust underneath the trigger guard and on the barrel forward of the stock retainer so after i deal with that what would be the most economical way to ''touch up'' the bluing?











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    Default Re: SKS Finish Touch-up?

    Use one of these along with some penetrating oil to remove any surface rust.

    http://www.big45metalcleaner.com/

    Then touch it up with cold blue just use a good one I highly recommend Oxpho-blue from Brownells.

    https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...-prod1072.aspx

    Before I invested in a blast cabinet and black oxide dipping chemicals I used to do entire rifles with just these two items with excellent long lasting results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    Use one of these along with some penetrating oil to remove any surface rust.

    http://www.big45metalcleaner.com/

    Then touch it up with cold blue just use a good one I highly recommend Oxpho-blue from Brownells.

    https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...-prod1072.aspx

    Before I invested in a blast cabinet and black oxide dipping chemicals I used to do entire rifles with just these two items with excellent long lasting results.
    thanks! im almost at the point of buying a blasting cabinet but im supposed to be downsizing over here in preparation of moving. but man, i could get a lot done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravo30 View Post
    thanks! im almost at the point of buying a blasting cabinet but im supposed to be downsizing over here in preparation of moving. but man, i could get a lot done!
    You can come use mine if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bravo30 View Post
    thanks! im almost at the point of buying a blasting cabinet but im supposed to be downsizing over here in preparation of moving. but man, i could get a lot done!
    I hear ya either way it's a fair amount of work and for smaller jobs it's not always worth blasting and completely refinishing. I found a post I put up on another site awhile back with a rifle I did by hand using the two items I put above. I can still see the photos being hosted by photobucket if you cannot see them let me know.

    http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.p...118125.0;nowap

    disassembly and reassembly of the SKS trigger group is a PITA so doing it by hand maybe a bit easier in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    You can come use mine if you want.
    i might take you up on that offer. how far away are you from philadelphia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgie View Post
    I hear ya either way it's a fair amount of work and for smaller jobs it's not always worth blasting and completely refinishing. I found a post I put up on another site awhile back with a rifle I did by hand using the two items I put above. I can still see the photos being hosted by photobucket if you cannot see them let me know.

    http://www.sksboards.com/smf/index.p...118125.0;nowap

    disassembly and reassembly of the SKS trigger group is a PITA so doing it by hand maybe a bit easier in the long run.
    i can see the photos. looks great. yeah i have no intentions of taking apart the trigger group. i was just going to touch up the flats and bottom then call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravo30 View Post
    i might take you up on that offer. how far away are you from philadelphia?
    That's a tough one. probably an hour and 15 to an hour and a 1/2 depending on how quickly you can get to a highway. I'm just outside of Pottstown.
    If it ain't broke it ain't mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    That's a tough one. probably an hour and 15 to an hour and a 1/2 depending on how quickly you can get to a highway. I'm just outside of Pottstown.
    1 hour from West Philly to Pottstown? What are you doing? Sleeping at the wheel LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrisk View Post
    1 hour from West Philly to Pottstown? What are you doing? Sleeping at the wheel LOL
    Hey, you never know what traffic's going to deal you...unless it's 1600 then you know you're really screwed. It's some 20 miles just out 422.
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