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Interesting. I love home remedies. Has anyone used this?


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I'd be hesitant to get any of this solution around the bluing on a gun. White vinegar is known for being a bluing removal agent. There's been many discussions here over the years about it's use for that purpose.

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Somewhat related, I started using a mix of equal parts rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and Murphy's oil to clean my guns after shooting black powder in them. Now I find myself using this mix for smokeless cleaning, cleaning around the house and it's been a great hand sanitizer during Covid.


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That is one of the finest Steel/Iron rusting solutions I know of, an other is the same mixture with some table salt added this works far faster. Keep this away from guns or you will regret it at leisure.


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I have never used vinegar on blued steel. But I have submerged old rusted wrenches, hammers..whatever, in a tub of white vinegar. After 48 hours there is not a spwck of rust...or anything else...on the steel.

So i really doubt it wouldnt eat through the bluing too. Im not SAYING that...Id just want to test it carefully first. With tools it leaves the metal a light gray.

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Originally Posted by damascus
That is one of the finest Steel/Iron rusting solutions I know of, an other is the same mixture with some table salt added this works far faster. Keep this away from guns or you will regret it at leisure.

I agree with Damascus 100%. This peroxide and vinegar solution is an oxidizer and a mild acid. Exactly what I do not want to use for cleaning my guns.


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Originally Posted by Nudge
I have never used vinegar on blued steel. But I have submerged old rusted wrenches, hammers..whatever, in a tub of white vinegar. After 48 hours there is not a spwck of rust...or anything else...on the steel.

So i really doubt it wouldnt eat through the bluing too. Im not SAYING that...Id just want to test it carefully first. With tools it leaves the metal a light gray.

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Rust bluing on gun parts is a form of controlled red oxide rusting which is boiled in water to convert the red oxide to black oxide. This is why you want to keep vinegar away from the blued surfaces of any shotgun with rust blued barrels & parts. Your experiences with rusted tools & white vinegar proves the point.

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http://www.texas-mac.com/Warning_Hydrogen_Peroxide_and_Vinegar_Will_Etch_Bores.html

As well my understanding is Lead Acetate is a by-product, which is fairly hazardous.

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I have had a couple of guns that someone blued the receivers on. I used vinegar to remove the blue. It worked well.

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Does anybody have experience of using CocaCola to reomove grime and/or corrosion from metal ?

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