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    hi guys [ and gals] , well i goofed and know have several rust specks on my old colt , how can i remove them ??? any help would be appeciated , rooster

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    Just use very fine steel wool(#0000). It won't hurt the finish but should remove the rust. The rust itself may or may not have damaged the finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiwall View Post
    Just use very fine steel wool(#0000). It won't hurt the finish but should remove the rust. The rust itself may or may not have damaged the finish.
    +1 for the 0000 steal wool. It's worked for me well in the past. I've also been able to remove light surface rust before spraying it with PB Blast or WD-40, letting it soak a few mins, then wiping it off.

    If the rust pitted the surface then it's a little more work. If you want to remove the pitting it'll require polishing, sanding, or draw filing depending on how bad it is.
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    For bad rust, you can make an electrolysis tank. Here's a link to check it out:

    Surplusrifleforum.com • View topic - How to make and use an electrolysis tank *PICS*

    Thanks to Sheldon for originally posting this.
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    If you search the web you can find information on using a molasses and water mixture to remove rust. Evidently very common in the auto restoration business where large parts need to be derusted. Supposedly leaves paint and one reference referred to it leaving the remaining parkerized finish intact. I know several people who swear by the process. I don't know how it would affect blueing.

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    I also have used fine steel wool to remove light rust.
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