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What can be put on a Q-Tip, that will remove the paint, from the sight ramp, without damaging the bluing on my Colt, Diamondback? List the proceedure necessary, to do this job properly? Thanks!
 

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It is usually just finger nail polish, so I just use finger nail polish remover. Bluing is a form of controlled "rust" and it shouldn't hurt it. A little paint remover works for some paints.

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The active ingredient in fingernail polish remover and paint remove is a solvent named Acetone (found in hardware departments). In it's raw form it will eat away paint in a blink of the eye. It won't harm bluing, but will dissapate oil so be sure to reoil the cleaned part after you remove the paint (the bluing will look dull till you reapply the oil).

Caution: DON'T use acetone on most plastics or polymers. It will dissolve common plastics. Keep it away front sight inserts. The smooth plastic surface will be etched to a rough surface and the color will dull.

[This message has been edited by Majic (edited 04-15-2004).]
 
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