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Old 08-27-2018, 02:50 PM   #1
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Have a tikka t3 lite with a stainless barrel.... these small black marks started showing and I can't seem to figure out what they are or if I can get rid of them. I always while down my rifles after use and hunting with birchwood casey barricade. Would that cause This? Anybody have similar problems?
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:29 PM   #2
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Pee splatter.
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:39 PM   #3
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Is there a cleaner for this pee splatter you speak of?
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:49 PM   #4
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I zoom in and it looks like something was hitting it, pit marks ( craters, holes with raised sides) or rust pits, are about the only thing I think it could be. Try a pencil eraser and see if one comes off.
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:56 PM   #5
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Is there a cleaner for this pee splatter you speak of?


No, just preventive measures.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:42 PM   #6
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Being stainless you should be able to take really fine sandpaper and get them out.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:47 PM   #7
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I would not call those scuffs. To me a scuff indicates a scratch or rub of some.sort. That looks like pitting or some splatter effect. I would have a smith with refinishing or coating experience take a look if it were my gun. Good luck.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:54 PM   #8
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stain less still stains
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:07 PM   #9
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Rust!
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:26 PM   #10
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You can also use very fine steel wool to get rid of it.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:56 PM   #11
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You can also use very fine steel wool to get rid of it.
Make sure its stainless steel wool or the iron will imbed in the barrel and make it worse. Little orange/red/black specks
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:59 PM   #12
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Make sure its stainless steel wool or the iron will imbed in the barrel and make it worse. Little orange/red/black specks
That is what it looks like happened at one time or another.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:04 PM   #13
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Ok sounds like its pitting. I have some ss wool I will give it a shot...Hope it works. They say its a bead blasted barrel not sure if that will mess up the blasted look?
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:19 PM   #14
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Put some gun oil on it when it is stored, I actually used WD-40 and it prevented this. Good Luck. Some versions of stainless can rust.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:06 PM   #15
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Blue Wonder will remove it. Rub it on and it will wipe off.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:46 PM   #16
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Looks like pitting. Need to address it before it gets worse..
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:16 AM   #17
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Rust pitting from your hand being there.

Yes I realize that's stainless but stainless can still corrode if contaminated. Maybe the wipes you're using is contaminating the stainless, IDK.

ANY pocket knife I carry whether it's carbon steel, chrome vanadium OR stainless will corrode in my pocket. Everyone's body chemistry is different and your sweat is very corrosive, like mine.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:07 AM   #18
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I have same gun and it gets scuff marks easily. Scratch marks from rubbing against tree limbs etc. Following.


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