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Rem 700 SS?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Pumpkinheaver, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. Pumpkinheaver

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    Yesterday while deer hunting I put a nice scratch on the triggerguard of my Remington model 700 SS. What can I use to either refinish this part or touch it up?
     
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    I'm not sure if theres any finish sealing a (stainless steel?) piece. If not, then get some wet/dry metal sandpaper. Start at 180, then to 280, then to 320, then 400. I use kerosene to lubricate the paper. Stop when the sanded area matches the rest of the gun. Gray scotch-brite can be used to blend the area.
    If its a blued gun, then just get some cold blue and use either a fine tipped paintbrush or pull the fibers on a q-tip to a point and use it. Brownells has some cold blue as I'm sure your local sporting goods store does as well. Its crappy stuff, but it will be easier than a complete polish and blue job.
    Good luck...
     
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    Unless they are really bad, I tend to leave the "wear" marks. Years later they will bring back memories of the hunt (hopefully good).
     
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    the trigger guards of rem ss 700's are made of an aluminum alloy. a quick shot with a sand blaster with very fine media will blend it back to the stock finish. if thats not available, try using a random orbital sander with about 220-320 grade paper and just hit it very lightly to fog the surface.
     
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    I would disagree with the amove poster only in that it gets dangerous to use power sanders on guns. It can put flat spots onto them or take too much off if your not careful. Just use either your hand or a soft block.
     
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    its the trigger guard on the floor plate... no structural components to the gun... not much danger even if you cut it off...
    doing it by hand will leave scratches in the surface, a random sander will "frost" the surface without polishing it.

    worst case you buy a new one for $25... but dangerous? no.
     
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    just keep getting finer grit sand paper till it blends in and their won't be scratches. And then no real way to screw up the piece. But to each their own, I guess. If it works for you, then cool. I was just offering my opinion...
     
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