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My M&P 45 got wet in it's holster. I soaked the slide in CLP and got all the surface rust off (Mostly by cloth and a bit of 4 ought wool) but the slide is now discolored where it was wet. Anyone have/had this issue? What did you do to resolve it? Smith and Wesson told me the coating is basically a melonite coating.
 

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Get the rest of it rusty and retry? Even out the foxing this way.
I like this idea the most. Makes me think of the old method of rust browning.
 

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I like this idea the most. Makes me think of the old method of rust browning.
How it was discovered;
(My theory)`

Way back in the day when guns just got oiled or they didn't and rotted, an apprentice that was working for a particularly lazy gunsmith asked, "This receiver has been sitting out in the open for a week and it's all rusty on one side. The customer will be back next month. What shall we do??"

" Oh, piss on it."

And a new era in gun smithing was born. :tongue:
 

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Dad used Aqua Fortis. Dont know what it is but after a few coats with carding inbetween, it makes a smooth chocolate brown color. He did a Brown Bess musketoon this way and a French belt pistol. Looked damn good.
 
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