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removing spray paint, now my barrel is gray not black

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by wolverine_173, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Member

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    Ok I got a shotgun from a friend who spray painted it and then tried to remove the paint with acetone but now the barrel is not black but a grayish color. why is that? is the finish coming off?
     
  2. JRadice45

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    After the acetone, have you tried re-oiling the metal?
     
  3. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Member

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    yes and that seemed to help a little
     
  4. rcmodel

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    I would suspect too that he didn't really truly get all the paint pigment completely out of the rough parkerized surface.

    Keep washing longer with clean solvent & clean rags.
    And then re-oil it

    rc
     
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