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Blueing

Postby BDE » Tue May 26, 2009 11:33 am

I am looking for any blueing products that will give a better more durable finish that cold blueing without having it hot blued, Something i can do myself.

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Re: Blueing

Postby amafrank » Tue May 26, 2009 11:54 am

Good luck, You are not alone in that wish. About the best I've seen is the oxpho blue from brownells. Some have good results with it and others don't. Its all hit and miss. The main thing is to keep the surface clean and oil free but even then things tend to be spotty.

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Re: Blueing

Postby rocco1911 » Tue May 26, 2009 1:34 pm

Use break cleaner on it before using the cold blue to clean off all oil deposits then warm the metal before applying the cold blue solution
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Re: Blueing

Postby ScottD » Tue May 26, 2009 6:13 pm

Surface prep is essential with cold blue. If you sand blast, and heat the metal with a heat gun, you will get good results. Make sure you soak the finished product in lots of oil and let it 'cure' for a day or so.
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Re: Blueing

Postby BDE » Tue May 26, 2009 9:19 pm

I thought at one time i saw a product that produced a blue/black finish but done like parkerizing, Anybody ever heard of such a product???

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Re: Blueing

Postby ScottD » Tue May 26, 2009 10:19 pm

No, but Parkerizing is WAY easier than I ever thought. I mean, the hardest part is finding a SS container for the parts. Clean parts, hit with degreaser. Boil solution, dip for 20 minutes, blow dry, hit with WD40....done. (solution can be purchased for as little as 29 bucks on ebay....)
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Re: Blueing

Postby BDE » Wed May 27, 2009 9:08 pm

I could have sworn i saw something you boiled the parts in to get a blue/black finish, I will keep looking.

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Re: Blueing

Postby BDE » Wed May 27, 2009 9:37 pm

Has anybody tried Shootersoultions gun blue? It looks like it might be similar to Brownells Oxpho Blue ?

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