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    Hello. I'm working on restoring an antique bottle capper. Some of the parts were painted, some bare; almost all were rusted.

    I removed the rust with a mixture of a white vinegar soak and wire wheels/sandpaper and am spray painting the formerly painted parts.

    I am considering bluing the unpainted parts--a handle/shaft, several nuts/bolts, springs, and pins (all of which I'm fairly certain are steel). I was wondering if there's any reason NOT to do so--obviously, they hadn't been blued or otherwise treated to begin with.

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