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Airsporter ready for blueing?

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Barling Stu, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Barling Stu

    Barling Stu Active Member

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    Hi all decided to strip the airsporter down to change the spring and decided to prep it for a reblue. Any advice?
    I havent done this before. I was a little worried about some slight pitting. I didnt realise how rusty it was before I started. I have removed all the old blueing and polished it up as best I could. Take a look at the photos please and let me know if I can do anymore to acive a better finish.
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  2. terry1001

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    The more effort you put into preparation and polishing the better the final result will be. If you're going to get it done professionally you might find that they can do the polishing by machine and get a top job.
     
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    I think you've got a way to go, obviously depending on what level of finish you want. However, if you'll be paying to get it reblued then it makes sense to go for a quality finish. I'd want those pits to be barely visible.

    I bought one of these when doing the FWB 150, £10 well spent [ End result]. Attach to an electric drill, bench mount the drill and move the piece over the appropriate wheel, starting from any edges and working away so as to keep them crisp. A stiff sisal wheel and compound may be sufficient to remove those pits.


    Caswell's have a handy downloadable polishing guide on their website.

    Less time in The White Hart/Exhibition and more time polishing! (Former Essex boy;)).
     
  4. Barling Stu

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    I was going to try and blue it myself. Ill keep on polishing untill I get rid of the pitting. It took 5 hrs just to get to this stage. Does anyone know how much to get it professionally blued?
    Cheers.
     
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    GIRLYPANTS Banned

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    id send it to colin to be re blued, he does an amazing job for cheap
     
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    Around £60 maybe less if you've done most of the polishing, but Collin will always do the last buff to his standards.
     
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    Does anyone have contact details for collin please.
    Cheers
     
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    07565 582549
     
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