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Old 07-16-2009, 12:21 AM   #1
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I'm pretty much a novice gunsmither. Would like to do some filing and smoothing at sharp corners on a couple of handguns. However, I don't want to damage the finish (one is black parkerized, one is nickell). Is there any product(s) that will touch-up areas like this?


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Old 07-16-2009, 04:02 AM   #2
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You can check the brownell's catalog on line, but IMHO, NO. Nickel is actually nickel plating over COPPER plating. Parkerizing is a phosphate finish. While there are cold blues that at best provide a pale imitation of a good hot blue, (i use them to touch up scratches in bluing) do not know of a "cold nickel" or cold parkizing" product that is even close to original.

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You will need to completely re-finish. There are no acceptable ways to touch-up those finishes.

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These guys are right-once the original finish is "broke", you'll have to refinish. Best thing is to leave them alone unless you're prepared to pay a smith to redo them.
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