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#3141041 - 01/27/13 08:18 AM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: pcrc]
KubotaM4900
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 Originally Posted By: pcrc
Its called STAINLESS steel for a reason.


That was my thought exactly...although I didnt look or think far enough to see it was Al. Looking at my own pic it is completely obvious. Never heard abt the trans fluid though so I have gained some ideas here. Thanks everyone!

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#3141193 - 01/27/13 11:09 AM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: KubotaM4900]
rdl65
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Don't kid yourself, stainless will rust also. As for the aluminum receiver, If you know someone that has a media blaster, that will clean it up nicely.
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#3141503 - 01/27/13 05:29 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: rdl65]
Tar12
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I would media blast the whole thing. The barrel will turn to a Ruger Target Grey color. I do all of my stainless smokeless builds in this manner.Looks pretty good IMO.
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#3141591 - 01/27/13 06:47 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: Tar12]
HuntingDicksonDTC
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be glad to blast it for you - had a black receiver that i blasted then polished it, turned out pretty good

this receiver was black originally
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#3142079 - 01/28/13 07:52 AM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: HuntingDicksonDTC]
KubotaM4900
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Ok tried trans fluid and several Al polish no go. It did make it shine but refuses to turn loose of the corrosion. DTC whats your price on blasting? That is interesting havent thought much about that. What media is used for such?
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#3142751 - 01/28/13 04:48 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: KubotaM4900]
HuntingDicksonDTC
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no charge on blasting it - wont take 5 minutes - i used glass on mine. but also have walnut shells & sand


lmk if you want it done
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#3142809 - 01/28/13 05:36 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: HuntingDicksonDTC]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: HuntingDicksonDTC
no charge on blasting it - wont take 5 minutes - i used glass on mine. but also have walnut shells & sand


lmk if you want it done


HDDTC is a great guy to deal with!!
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#3143210 - 01/28/13 10:18 PM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: BigD_625]
KubotaM4900
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DTC thanks for the offer Im gonna give it a few more attempts then I may get with you. Do you use a cabinet blaster?
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#3143481 - 01/29/13 08:18 AM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: KubotaM4900]
HuntingDicksonDTC
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Yes, have a cabinet blaster - you or someone you know coming to the Vous? can get it there & ship it back to you


lmk if i can help
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#3143525 - 01/29/13 08:45 AM Re: How to clean stainless [Re: rdl65]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: rdl65
Don't kid yourself, stainless will rust also. As for the aluminum receiver, If you know someone that has a media blaster, that will clean it up nicely.


Amen...one of the biggest misconceptions I used to run into in the gun business. I would have guys swear up and down they had to have a SS rifle so it would be "all weather" or even better guys that wouldn't have a muzzleloader unless it had a SS barrel. I'd tell them you know SS will still rust. Of course, they would argue with me adamantly until a pulled a SS gun down off the shelf that had been there a while and had been handled a lot only to see it had indeed some light rust. Rust may not be the right term technically, but SS will pit and it will oxidize.
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