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bluing coming off

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by vrs55, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. vrs55

    vrs55 Busy Member

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    hi has anybody had trouble with some of the bluing coming off their rifles last night when i was putting my hw97k away i noticed a small light mark on the silencer where it looks like the bluing has come off is this possible the rifle is only 1 month old i have only had it out 4 times and has always been dry weather i also have it stored in spare room.
     
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    Hmmm, it can be affected by the acid on your skin but having it rub off after such a short space of time is a bit weird. Friday afternoon blueing job perhaps?
     
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    Hi mate,

    could you put a pic up so we can see it ????
    I have known someone cut there hand and the blood reacted with the bluing ?????
    Its on the silencer though and silencers are either painted, anodised or carbon ????
     
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    After every use, even if not been outside, give the rifle a wipe down with a lightly oiled rag. This will displace/nutralise any moisture/acids from your skin and protect your bluing.
    As for it becoming affected so soon, that depends on how sweaty your hands were and the humidity in which the rifle was stored in. It is not beyond the realms of possibility, no matter how good the bluing was to start with. I had the same problem, but on the underlevers of my HW77's. I have sweaty hands most of the time, and saw first hand the effect it can have in a short time scale. Since wiping down, the problem of fading bluing disapeared.

    Lancealot, the HW97k that I had wasn't painted, but blued from factory.
     
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    I use Birchwood cassey Barricade (used to be Stealth) on my HW80 after every shoot, as it seems to cover very well I have also noticed I cut my finger on a shoot and some blood got onto my barrel and it ate through the bluing, Blood sweat spit ect all have to be cleaned off asap. Marco, not had hold of a HW97 but didnt know the Silencers were Blued ??? i have two HW silencers and they are both painted, one Matt and the other Gloss Black.
     
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    hi heres some pics 005.jpg 005.jpg
     
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    Thats a bit weird.. doubt sweat could remove the blueing completely! ... fade yes but that mark looks like its been sanded or sumin :confused: Also as the 97 is undelever it would be on that not the silencer. Did the rifle take a knock or graze against something abrasive?
     
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    hi no hasn't been knocked or grazed
     
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    Not sure then mate.. unless like some others have said, maybe blood? (never heard of this.. my rifles sometimes get blood from animals on them never did anything)
    or its had some kind of hard chemical on it like bleach or sumin? ... Perhaps your rifle (or silencer) has got dodgy blueing/finish but i've not heard of that before either :confused:
     
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    no blood been on it the only thing it has had on it is bisley gun oil that i have lightly wiped it down with after each use could that have caused it
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't say that is from sweaty hands. Like others have said, looks almost like it has been sanded off. Are you sure it wasn't like that when you bought it, or that you haven't inadvertantly given it a rub on something?
    If it could have been there since you bought it, perhaps there was some grease on it before it was blued in the factory, resulting in what you see now.
     
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    Strange, The Bisley oil wouldnt have done any harm but I have thought about your gun bag ????? have a feel at the end to see if theres any hard material or exposed stiching as it looks as thought something has been chaffing and rubbing against it ????

    Check your gun bag mate and let us know ?????
     
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    hi yes it could have always been on it it was just last night i noitced it it does look a lot worse in the pics than it is in reality
     
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    oh i haven't checked the bag it is a fleececd lined one but mabye something might have rubbed inside i will check the inside of the bag and let you know
     
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    Top of the silencer is the where the Zip may be rubbing in the slip.
     
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    yes dunkman i think you hit the nail on the head i had a look at my slip and i think thats whats done it do you think it would be an idea to put a old sock or something over the silencer when rifle is in the slip
     
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    also as i said the mark looks a lot worse in the pics so i long as i keep it lightly oiled after each use it won't start to rust will it?
     
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    yeah so long as its kept oiled it wont rust. Theres a few marks on my old countryman that have gone through the blueing and they havent rusted as its always oiled.
     
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    I thought as much mate, It will have rubbed when you carry it to your shoot ??? you could allways buy a silencer cover to protect it but i dont like them personaly a old sock would work fine just keep it oiled up mate ;-)

    Lance
     

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