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When you lap rings to true them up. Should you reblue them to keep them from rusting up? If so, What does the best and/or easiest?
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 I don't think I'd worry about it.  Most bluing compounds are themselves caustic and need to be nuetralized to prevent further corrosion after the process. At any rate, they don't do much to prevent rust. I'd just try to keep a little oil on them occasionally, and dry them out after a rain soaking.
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Is near impossible to stop metal "in the white" from rusting. I'd do something with those lapped rings. A quick way to blue small part that's work well for me is this. Carefully clean and degrease the part. Heat it slightly with a propane tourch. Load up an appropriate size hunk of 0000 steel wool with Birchwood-Casey Perma Blue. Don't burn your fingers. Rub part until dry or cool. Repeat until you get the desired color.
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A lot of rings are aluminum any more, so rusting is not really an issue.
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Originally posted by Fbuckshot Fbuckshot wrote:

Is near impossible to stop metal "in the white" from rusting. I'd do something with those lapped rings. A quick way to blue small part that's work well for me is this. Carefully clean and degrease the part. Heat it slightly with a propane tourch. Load up an appropriate size hunk of 0000 steel wool with Birchwood-Casey Perma Blue. Don't burn your fingers. Rub part until dry or cool. Repeat until you get the desired color.
 
+1 and welcome to O.T. The stuff works great for touch ups like this.
 
 
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