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Remington 700 ADL "stainless finish"

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by F2CMaDMaXX, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    My Wife's Remington 700 ADL has a silver matte stainless like finish, which for some reason i thought was painted on in some way.

    Anyway, it got attacked by the damp a few years ago being stored in a gun case under the bed in a damp apartment before i knew enough about them not protecting against damp etc.

    My question i guess is can these light rust spots be easily repaired? can i just use Flitz or similar? I was worried that as i thought this was some kind of painted finish, that i'd make things worse and remove the good stuff too.
     
  2. NWCustomFirearms

    NWCustomFirearms Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    If it is actually stainless then bring it in and we can bead blast it, removing the rust and giving everything the same look. Other then blasting or a complete refinish, I would use a 0000 steel wool and lightly go over the rust spots. That should remove the rust without polishing as long as you are not heavy handed. If you use Flitz you will probably remove the rust but you will have a matte gun with polished spots all over.
     
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  3. erudne

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

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    0000 wool, plus oil, then paint with enamel
     
  4. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'll have to drag this out soon, i've cleared my gun desk, but i don't have the time *just* yet to pull out the 700 to recheck the damage.

    It's apparently 'matt' shot-blasted stainless finish so as Jon said, i'll probably end up with a shiny part if i Flitz the area too much.

    Annoyingly i'm pretty certain the horribly intricate bolt handle end has rust in it as well, that will be very hard to fix.
     
  5. NWCustomFirearms

    NWCustomFirearms Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    Go ahead and shoot me a message and we can set up a time to bring it in. The bolt isn't that hard to take apart and we'll bead blast everything so it matches.
     
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  6. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks, Jon.

    Not ready for anything like that just yet, the bolt is obviously one piece, i think the trigger guard is another, the barrel has some touch points as well.
    Like i said, i need to get this out and give it the once-over so i know exactly where it's at.