I feel like a fool even posting this, but I might have ruined my Bed Rock 605.
I have used Muriatic acid to clean files and such for a while, but now I may have made a mistake. This morning I was cleaning some files, and decided to throw in my Bed Rock Jack Plane body in to see if I could get some of the persistant rust off the sides. the acid was about an inch deep, and I put it in and moved it around a bit to get good coverage. I kept it in for about 10 minutes, and when I took it out and rinsed it the finish was dull, almost like I Parkerized it. Now I am trying to brighten things back up by lapping the plane. I heard that the acid starts a chemical reaction that dosent stop, and will make parts rust much more readily. Did I ruin it? Any advice on how to un-ring the bell?