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How much heat can springs take?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by griz, Mar 20, 2003.

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  1. griz

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    I bought some spray finish from Brownells. You are supposed to bake it at 350 degrees after application. Is this too hot for the spring steel in a pistol slide?
     
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    350F will not be a problem for steel springs.350 is about the minimum tempering temperature for steel so no harm will be done.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I thought I remembered that tempering started at about 400 or so, but I would hate to screw up something.
     
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