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70's revolver - what finish used?
« on: November 26, 2012, 12:24:58 PM »




Scored that 38 mentioned in another thread, Arminius Titan Tiger, been tryin' to strip the finish but it's drivin' me crazy. Used Naval Jelly (Phosphoric Acid), Liquid Fire (concentrated Sulfuric Acid), oven cleaner from the dollar store (hecho en Mexico, no EPA limits LOL!), and 0000 steel wool and SS wire brush.

Googled and the original finish is supposedly blued. The acids took the blue right off the steel parts (chamber, barrel) but the acids and the oven cleaner barely touched the Zamak* frame etc.

Anyone got a surefire method to strip this puppy?


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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 04:12:50 PM »
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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 04:42:33 PM »
Sandblasting?

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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 05:05:43 PM »
If I had access to bead blasting I would but alas...guess I'll keep working with the Naval Jelly, I have to scrub with the SS brush afterwards but it seems to work better than the Sulfuric.

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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 05:13:36 PM »
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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 05:42:52 PM »
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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 05:48:05 PM »
no i'm serious. the fire should remove any finish without altering the properties of the metal.

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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 05:56:17 PM »
Where I use the Phosphoric the brush pretty much takes it down to the bare metal, shiny with slight scratches, but there are patches where it seems the metal is stained in streaks and is not gonna clean up 100%. End result will be to use Cold Blue but just wish it was easier to get to that point.

Don't know the temperature but fire is a no-no due to the melt point of the Zamak. This particular gun is illegal for sale in South Carolina (and elsewhere) due to "melt point", guess they don't want evidence goin' up in smoke.

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Re: 70's revolver - what finish used?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 07:54:44 PM »
zamak melts at 700F? lol you can throw that in the campfire and it'll be gone in a few hours...