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#558548 - 11/17/19 05:41 PM Undoing what someone’s has done
RARiddell Offline
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So recently picked up a sidelock where the locks and action were buffed, what’s the best way to dull that “shine” it now has?

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#558592 - 11/18/19 09:19 AM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: RARiddell]
SamW Offline
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A bit more info might help. Are edges rounded and lettering dished out? Is it a "bare metal" finish you want?
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#558593 - 11/18/19 09:33 AM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: RARiddell]
RARiddell Offline
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the action and locks are a bright finish, I just want to get the "shine" out.

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#558597 - 11/18/19 09:58 AM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: RARiddell]
Geo. Newbern Offline
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You could cold blue it or there is a recipe around here somewhere to put motor oil on it and heat, then wipe it off to achieve a dull gray finish. I'd just wear it in by using it..Geo

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#558599 - 11/18/19 10:10 AM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: RARiddell]
SKB Offline
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A pass or two of rust blue or a mild acid can achieve a nice grey color.
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#558640 - 11/18/19 04:45 PM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: RARiddell]
Ted Schefelbein Offline
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Let it be. 50-60 years or so of use will tone it down nicely.


Best,
Ted

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#558722 - 11/19/19 04:07 PM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: Ted Schefelbein]
HomelessjOe Offline
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Ted...Ted....

That's not an answer.
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#558752 - 11/19/19 06:52 PM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: HomelessjOe]
Ted Schefelbein Offline
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Originally Posted By: HomelessjOe
Ted...Ted....

That's not an answer.


Coming from the expert in non answers, I suppose I should be impressed.

I’m not.

Best,
Ted

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#558753 - 11/19/19 07:34 PM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: Ted Schefelbein]
HomelessjOe Offline
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Ted...Ted...

I'm sure the original poster thought of that.

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#558794 - 11/20/19 11:55 AM Re: Undoing what someone’s has done [Re: SKB]
Joe Wood Offline
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SKB is on the right path. Anything with a bit of corrosive acid will tone down the polish and it will be permanent. I just apply a bit of nitric acid, wait a few seconds and then wipe off. Neutralize with baking soda.
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