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Colt 1911 Post House Fire

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Need some cleaning advise!

A number of a friends guns went through a house fire and received a good bet of mild heat and smoke damage.

The friend is very knowledgeable about fire arms and the process of overall cleaning and repair has gone slow but largely do-able. The Colt 1911 .45 is continuing to be a problem though....

All of the parts have been repeatedly cleaned and/or replaced as needed. The main frame parts have been repeatedly cleaned and buffed out but within in days continue to show signs of continuing corrosion.

My assumptions is that there continues to be corrosive chemicals embedded in the parts' finish that has not been removed or neutralized.

Does any have any suggestion on what can be used to address the issue w/out causing additional damage to the frame parts?

Any suggestions welcome.

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Lot of really nasty stuff in house fire smoke, evidently at least some of it is quite corrosive.

Personally, I'd BOIL it in a baking soda solution for about 1/2 hour, then let the hottest tap water your house can provide wash over it for 10 min, shake it off, let it dry, and use a good penetrating oil while it is still hot.
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