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    That is nice looking Al, and from the pics the cover does match the receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl
    my blast media is a mixture, mostly aluminum oxide but it does have some black beauty and some super fine stuff in it also..

    the finish is an exact match. i'll try to finish cleaning/oiling up and post some better pics. i think I'll do my Tabuk sniper this week if I can get 555th to cooperate..

    I'll strip down my Tabuk and get it blasted before I come out and we can do both at the same time. I've got a Yugo primo M70 that needs the reciever done also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl
    my blast media is a mixture, mostly aluminum oxide but it does have some black beauty and some super fine stuff in it also..

    the finish is an exact match. i'll try to finish cleaning/oiling up and post some better pics. i think I'll do my Tabuk sniper this week if I can get 555th to cooperate..
    Hey, BigAl; what is black beauty? Bills are paid and I'm picking up the rest of the supplies this weekend! I can't help but wonder what the super fine stuff is?!
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    i think it's mostly a mixture of aluminum oxide/glass beads, mostly glass beads. there's a little black beauty in there as a filler from long ago....

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    there's a little black beauty in there as a filler from long ago....
    So is that a brand name or just a nick name for a blend of stuff or just a name you gave it?

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    black beauty is a brand name of blasting media. it is basically coal i believe. i would not use it alone to blast gun parts. it is cheap, it is mainly for blasting machinery, car parts, etc. you are better off going with the glass beads or aluminum oxide.

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    IIRC, the stuff is coal slag that's been removed from power plants and ground up into an abrasive. It comes in several grit sizes but all I've ever used is the coarse stuff. It will rip all the crud off an engine block in no time flat! The fine stuff would be what you want for gun work.

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    Thanks guys.

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    well, today was pretty much a disaster. 555ths yugo krink came out perfect as did some other parts. alot of parts came out crappy brown....my enthusiasm with home blueing is going away..

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    I'll guess his was first in?Temp control is important.Over 295 and a rust colored residue forms.Some may come out OK with it rubbed off with oiled 0000 steel wool.Some Yugo parts(trunnions in particular)seem to come out purple/brown regardless much like the factory ones.Too cold doesn't work either.
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