Originally Posted by Hired Gun
It must not be Cerakote because there are no known chemicals that will cut it without distroying the metal along with it.
If it was coated inside the bore is it possible they sand blasted the inside of the bore as well? If so it is going to catch a lot of fouling on the prepped metal. Aluminum oxide in your bore is certainly not a good thing. I would be looking to see the inside with a borescope before you shoot it.
I may be wrong about this, but I believe there is a difference between powder-coating and cerakote. Solvent Klene makes a powder-coating remover
and doing so without damage to the metal. It requires soaking/immersion, I may have accomplish that by sealing the muzzle and filling the bore. Granted
it's not coming out all at once, but I see a vast improvement when looking at the bore. I have used BG products for many years to remove baked-on carbon deposits from intake manifolds, intake ports, intake valves the stuff works. I have not dealt with cerakote, I would say your right it must be great stuff,
it certainly has earned a name for itself. I will use your advise and proceed with caution, I chose a seemingly mild approach and sought advise before action, trying to be as gentle and loving with the old girl as possible. Here's hoping she'll return to her prior form and fashion. I believe she was tanked and not blasted, so I may be safe on that account.
Thanks for your help....