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Help me save my barrel!!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by RonDeer10mm, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. NCJT

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    ok i have no dealings with this coating. i have however screwed up alot in my new quest of gunsmithing. so the first rule is to not make things worse. so dont do anything your unsure of if it sounds stupid it probably is. there are smart people on here so just read all the advice and pick out whats useful. here are my suggestions.
    1. patience, wait until you have the money to have it properly fixed or replaced.
    2. is it so bad it will effect anything the way it is.
    3. properly sized brass cleaning brush and time. maybe get it to the point where it will function properly, just look like crap until you can afford to have it properly fixed. or replaced
    4.and i learned this from a member on here. call brownells tech support. they are genius
    5.call moss pawn in jonesboro ga. ask for ray. he is an awesome gunsmith and does not care to answer your questions, he's helped me out before.

    good luck and learn from your mistakes. nothing wrong with not doing things if you dont know how and do a little more research and planning next time. rushing and cutting corners to save cost are the main reasons guns get butchered
     
  2. M-Cameron

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    millions of women everywhere disagree.....as acetone is what nail polish remover is......last i checked, people arent dropping dead.

    yeah, if you drink it, or huff the vapors youll probably end up in the hospital....but its not going to kill you if you get it on your skin.

    acetone is not a carcinogen or a mutagenic.....heck, it is even produced and disposed by the human body through normal metabolic processes.....as far as chemicals go, its relatively safe.
     
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  3. idoono

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    Ron, Acetone will not harm the stainless. M-Cameron is correct about one of the common uses of acetone....nail polish remover. get a cheap bottle and give it a try.

    Idoono
     
  4. btg3

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    While acetone may not be lethal, it certainly can be unsafe regarding skin exposure. Perhaps it is analogous to being in the sun doesn't cause sunburn, unless there is over exposure. At a younger age, I was indestructible. Now I use sunblock. And with acetone, I use gloves.
     
  5. M-Cameron

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    so you mean to tell me women wear gloves to take of nail polish?....seems like that would make things a trifle difficult.


    sure, you probably wouldnt want to sit in a bath of acetone......but like i said before, acetone is naturally occurring and the human body knows how to deal with it properly, light exposure wont cause you any health problems.

    if you want to wear gloves, thats fine, after all it wont hurt anything.....but dont think that acetone is going to harm you if you get some on your skin.
     
  6. btg3

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    Well actually, you would be credited for that statement.

    I do believe that we can agree on this.
     
  7. hwmoore

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    try the finger nail polish first if not that try MEK but use in a well ventilated area and use gloves
     
  8. Jenrick

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    If you only dipped it to cover the part that extended past the muzzle, how about just cutting it down? If you can cut it down to stock length and have the bore clear, sounds like you're a go.

    -Jenrick
     
  9. james nicholson

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    According to Brownell's website, air dry cerakote is not fully cured until 5 days later. Also acetone is listed as being the solvent of choice for this material.
     
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