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Old 01-31-2013, 11:37 PM   #11
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You have been given some good advice up there ^^^.

I would emphasize that bluing is NOT paint. It will NOT cover imperfections in the metal. Take your time in prepping the metal- I have used 600 grit wet-r-dry paper (wet) like you use a shoeshine rag.

There are several DECENT cold blues- have never seen one that was the equal of a good hot caustic blue- but unless you are equipped to handle gallons of boiling, HIGHLY caustic liquid that can blind you in seconds.... cold blue starts to look pretty good!

Take your time in polishing. Skip the power tools- MUCH easier to remove metal than replace it. Degrease- acetone or high strength isopropyl alcohol- or spray brake cleaner (OUTDOORS). Warm metal with a hairdryer before bluing. I use a brand new toothbrush to apply.

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I used a Cold Blue kit from Birchwood Casey. It comes with a Degreaser/Cleaner that works well, the blue agent, and a couple little accessories and was less than $20 and the amount included can do several barrels. Not really hard persay, but it is kinda time consuming.

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Thank you very much for all of the info on blueing my rifle.

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Orrrr you could learn to slow rust blue

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No matter which way you go, slow rust, oxpho, etc... take your time, be patient, be ready to do it again (never comes out right the first time) prep well. Or have someone do it for you and be done with it. Good luck and God's speed.....
and for crying out loud, shoot straight.

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