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temporary finish question...

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Kaylee, Jun 6, 2004.

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  1. Kaylee

    Kaylee Moderator

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    well, I did quite a bit of frame/slide recountouring on my parked Mil-Spec the other day, and now I'm afraid the project needs to go into stasis for a while until I save up enough for the next round of new parts (MSH, trigger, sights, thumb safety, hammer... yeeks!)

    Anyhow, especially down in a Southern summer, I want to make sure that I'm not going to run into corrosion problems. I was thinking of just giving the outside surfaces a coat or two of krylon or somesuch, and sand it back off when I'm ready to keep working.

    Is this a terribly bad idea, or a workable solution? Anyone got a better idea for an interim protective finish on the cheap?

    -K
     
  2. 1911Tuner

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    Preservation

    Howdy Kaylee,

    Spray it down with some WD40 and wrap it up in a handkerchief that's
    slightly dampened with the stuff. See if you can find a Bianchi Blue Gun
    Bag. I've tested the bags with a block of 1018 steel in the white with
    a light coating of Outer's Gun Oil...Buried the package and the steel showed no sign of rust after being in the ground for 6 months. I think the cost was about 3 dollars a bag, but that was a few years back.

    PM me with a list of what parts you need and I'll see what I've got.


    Luck!

    Tuner
     
  3. yankytrash

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    Liberally coat with Vaseline and drop it in a Ziplock. Blows off easily with spraycan brake cleaner when you're ready to resume the project.

    "Poor man's cosmoline"
     
  4. Bill Z

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    I've shot guns for months "in the white". Just clean it with breakfree and put it in your safe. I've also got some 'vapor paper' that is supposed to keep metal from rusting for years dry. You would have to wrap the frame and slide seperately. It's the same stuff Caspian uses to ship their parts. If you need some sheets, drop me an e-mail with your address and I'll stick some in an envelope to you.

    Gun wrap paper link

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  5. HSMITH

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    Krylon will work fine, and you can shoot it off like it was never there with some chlorinated brake cleaner. Down and dirty fast and easy though is grease. Depends on if you want to use it in the mean time....
     
  6. Wildalaska

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    Cosmoline!

    PS...if ya got a big enough pot, a burner and some park solution, you could just repark the gun in the interim. Bet 1911 Tuner could send ya a cup

    Hell we park parts in a cofee can when we have to..

    WilddownanddirtyAlaska
     
  7. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

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    and yet you cry and moan when i bring in a pistol with a wee bit of residue left over from the previous day at the range.

    nice post count btw....well on the road to 10k.
     
  8. Wildalaska

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    Wee bit??

    We have a solvent tank WITH YOUR NAME ON IT....!!!! "SPIFF GUNS ONLY"..

    We dont recycle the solvent from your tank, we sell it as sludge for road repair


    Wildandileftyaaloneinthehaircuthtreadyes?Alaska
     
  9. spacemanspiff

    spacemanspiff Senior Member

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    see that guys? where else can you get such great personal customer service? WWG has special products set aside with MY name on them.

    spacemanifyousawmewithaheadofhairyou'dfreakoutaslowasmyhairlineisilooklikeachimpanzeespiff
     
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