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Axxe55 09-14-2011 07:25 PM

best cold blueing product?
just wanted to get some others opinions about the best cold blueing products for sale. i have a couple of older firearms that i want to tuoch up and would like to know which ones are the best. i know cold blueing is not as good as hot blueing, just looking to touch them up without a complete teardown and polishing. besides no one close to where i live has the equipment to hot blue. thanks.

neilage66 09-15-2011 12:42 AM

Check this out.

GunTech : Introduction to Cold Blue Finishes - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools - BROWNELLS

I always (for ~20 years) used 44/40 from Brownells with good results.

c3shooter 09-15-2011 02:18 AM

44/40 is not bad. I like Vann's. Blue Wonder (a cream type) generally gets good reviews- but even the best a rarely as good as a hot caustic or a rust blue.

dhyayi 09-15-2011 05:44 AM

how about the OXPHO-BLUEŽ CREME ?


stalkingbear 09-15-2011 02:00 PM

I really like Oxpho Blue but haven't used the cream.

TheOldMan 09-15-2011 06:18 PM

Ditto on the Oxpho Blue... Good results for me as well.. I've also used the Birchwood Casey cold blue and have had good results.. Although as it's already been posted, a good hot blue or old fashioned rust blue is still the best.. One more thing, it always helps to heat up the parts first before applying the cold blue solution. Helps it get into the metal better..

Axxe55 09-19-2011 12:31 AM

thanks guys. i am going to order some of the osphos blue from Brownells. i agree that there is really no true substitute for hot blueing, but as of right now, i wish i had that option. for now i just want to get the best cold blueing until i can find someone close that has the equipment to do hot blueing. thanks for the input, that's why i asked you guys!

towboater 09-19-2011 12:43 AM

Hope ya post pics...before & after.

c3shooter 09-19-2011 01:40 AM

Remember- no blue is a subsititute for metal prep. Polish, and degrease (no matter what the instructions say) before bluing. Rubbing alcohol will do in a pinch, and warm the metal (hair dryer) first.

alsaqr 09-19-2011 03:19 PM

i make the original Neidner cold rust blue. The stuff is dangerous to make and use but it is the best cold blue ever. It is the only cold rust blue i'm aware of.

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