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Carbon burn removal ?


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Recently picked up a new to me open gun 

had an old Cmore serendipity sight 

took it off to upgrade sighting system and there’s a Burn stain on the top of slide does anyone know how I can get this off without ruining hard chrome finish ?



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I found this in the FAQ section.


Q: Is the C4 Carbon Remover safe for use on chrome lined barrels?

A: Yes, the C4 Carbon Remover can be safely used on chrome lined barrels, chromoly steel barrels, stainless steel barrels and any other commonly used barrel steel.


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41 minutes ago, Revofan said:

Any other products or home remedy’s 

fine steel wool?  And just rub the entire slide to get the same finish throughout.  Or scotch pad.


Very light bead blast?  I personally would bead blast it. 

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On 12/10/2019 at 11:39 AM, Revofan said:

Will it change the finish 

make it looked polished ?


yes, Flitz or other metal polishes will do that, so will lead remover patches.


Fast evaporating solvents like brake cleaner and laquer thinner are not very good for removing carbon. WD-40 and other oily solvents like kerosene, diesel, etc do a much better job, but you'll need to put some elbow grease into it as well. You could try some fine steel wool, or copper or brass scrubbing pad (i.e. Chore Boy pads). 


Chrome is pretty hard and durable, you don't need to worry about damaging it with most chemicals, just avoid abrasives like polishing paste, scotchbrite pads, or sand paper since all of those will change the finish. 

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