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An ultrasonic cleaner is a great idea tbh. I don't have one, and I'm not about to go to Harbor freight and buy one. I will ask my gunsmith if I can bring in a bare receiver.

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Originally Posted by bls
I will ask my gunsmith if I can bring in a bare receiver.

That was my thinking, bls, though I failed to say so.

Good luck.

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Originally Posted by GLS
Did you not see this thread of a few weeks ago about ultrasonic cleaning?
https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=590948&page=1


Actually, there have been a couple recent Threads that documented very impressive results of cleaning shotgun frames in a good ultrasonic cleaner. What was most impressive to me was how the cleaning brought out a good amount of case hardening colors that were obscured by grime and patina. Those colors were there all along, but you would not know it to see the "before" photos.

For that reason, I would avoid any more agressive methods that might remove any remaining case colors along with dirt and rust. I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that a mild acid like vinegar would also degrade any remaining case colors, so I would avoid any acids (or caustic solutions) until I was satisfied that there were no case colors present that might be unintentionally removed.


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Originally Posted by keith
I would avoid any more agressive methods that might remove any remaining case colors along with dirt and rust. I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that a mild acid like vinegar would also degrade any remaining case colors, so I would avoid any acids (or caustic solutions) until I was satisfied that there were no case colors present that might be unintentionally removed.

I agree.


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How about a copper pad and Hoppe's number 9.


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0000 steel wool and a few drops of oil will not remove color.

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I use Frontier pads. Bobby

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Ultrasonic cleaning will remove crud and hundred year old staining and will not harm the metal of color case, whereas steel wool, no matter how fine, is an abrasive and will, to some degree, remove or microscopically scratch, metal and case color.

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To remove metal from the receiver, the steel wool would have to be harder, and I don't think it is. Of course if it had some additional particles of harder abrasives trapped in it, scratching could occur. Just use clean 0000. Ultrasonic cleaning is a good idea, if you are lucky enough to have the equipment.
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I would be concerned about removing color and not metal steel wool will remove color

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