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Stripping A Bsa Meteor

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Callumb131, Sep 15, 2021 at 3:53 PM.

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    So i have a little ongoing project with a mk4 meteor i purchased off here a bit over a month ago.

    Its in desperate need of a new buffer washer but alongside that i was qanting to strip the old black coating off the metalwork, i was wondering if anyone had done this successfully in the past and if so how did you do it?
     
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    Hi Callum,I normally use an electric drill clamped in a vice with a cup wire brush, this gets it off quick and leaves a good finish for a fresh coat of paint, I normally use hammerite.
     
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    @Slipknot88 I was afraid of using something like that i was gonna polish it and have a go at hot blueing it
     
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    I was told by someone that knows the main reason for painting was to reduce costs as polishing is a very expensive operation in mass production so get pepared to spend a little elbow grease on the project:D.
     
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    I fully expected too in all honesty.
    Failing that i have some gold hammered effect hammerite
     
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    Or a nice shade of pink:rolleyes:
     
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    Im cutting the barrel down 4 inches threading the end to take a Parker hale mm1 and staining the stock black/grey.

    But first i gotta deal with this mess...
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    Is that oh dear too my plans or the state of the seals? :laff:
     
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    To the object looking like a much used butt p*ug:D
     
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    Yeah, the way its deteriorated it smells like one too!
     
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    That's par for the course, good clean new o-ring and buffer should be fine. Don't forget breach seal. What's the spring like?
     
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    As for the original paint finish, just do your best not to scratch it and it'll all be off in no time... :D
     
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    The spring is actually really good nik no kinks or bends, straight as an arrow and evenly spaced all the way down
     
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    Is the original finish paint? Or is it enamel i was wondering if paint stripper would remove it
     
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    I did an xs78 with a couple of those green pan scrubber things and it got down to shiny metal quite quickly . Then i used autosol and left it like that . Very shiny but i liked the result .
     
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    That works for bluing i have done that myself but the meteor has a thick plasticy coating
     
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    I think the original finish would be stove enamel or similar. Despite its inadequacies much better durability than most "spray can" finishes.
     
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    That blows out my idea of using a heatgun to remove it haha
     
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    I'd tend to agree, stove enamel... :thumb:
     

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