I have an old Savage 187A that I have been working on. It's not something thats worth anything so I decided to do a complete restore myself.
I used Birchwood Casey's gun blueing kit (cold blueing) and everything went well. I have noticed that I had to keep an eye on it for a month or so to keep it from rusting. When I finished it, I wiped it down with Remoil, and have used that and M-Pro 7 (stuff I have around) to keep it oiled. I let it sit a week before I looked at it again, and it wound up with rust spots on it (I was so angry) it was perfect before that.
Is there a better oil to use that will stick around long enough to keep this from happening?
I tried using a green scrubbing pad to remove the rust spot an it took the blueing. I was able to touch it up with the spot blueing pen.
Is this common with cold blueing?
I have read that Oxpho Blue (brownells) is supposed to be better. Any opinions?
I know cold blueing is not as durable as hot, as this rifle is not going to be put through alot (no safe queen either) this type of blueing should hold up as best I can tell. Will I need to touch up as the years go by?