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Rem 870 refinish

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Rem700..300, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Rem700..300

    Rem700..300 Albany Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hi,
    I have a Remington 870 youth model that I bought new and it has some type of black finish on it that isn't blueing. I accidently left it in the garage for a month after we used it hunting and it is all surface rusted. Just a fine brownish powder showing through the black. I would like to get it refinished because it was my son's first shotgun. I live in the Albany area. Is there a gun smith that does refinishing around here.
    Thanks,
    Craig
     
  2. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Have you tried oil and a rag?
     
  3. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    I know what you mean. That rough finish is the worlds worst gun finish. We fixed ours with Cerakote to look better than new and no more rust problems. If you PM me I can tell you who does some really nice work.
     
  4. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    There are several options:
    You can bead blast and re-blue, Cerracote, Rustoleum. They all work
     
  5. NWCustomFirearms

    NWCustomFirearms Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    If you're ever up north contact me and my shop can cerakote it and laser engrave it. For a quick easy fix I agree with titsonritz and his suggestion.
     
  6. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    It's called remcote, I think. Remington came up with it in the 90's. Blast it off and parkerize, from there you can leave it or coat it with your choice of paint products.
     
  7. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    You can even choose a different color if you want.

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  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Duracoat REM870 Black I did this myself. You would need a Beadblaster to remove the old finish and rust and to prep the surface. I did mine with 400 grit sand paper because I have some nasty scratches on the receiver to fill in.

    This is what my 870 Express looks like after I did the new finish and upgraded to old style Wingmaster stocks.

    Before photos

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    After stock upgrade and Duracoat REM870 Black coating

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