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Old 01-16-2013, 03:28 PM   #31
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The Brownells Oxpho is the very best non-tank blue I have ever used. These battle field pick ups were reclaimed with Ox. The guns were blued and then aged to look 100 years old.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #32
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The Brownells Oxpho is the very best non-tank blue I have ever used. These battle field pick ups were reclaimed with Ox. The guns were blued and then aged to look 100 years old.
They look great, but why did you re- age them?? For a more vintage look or??
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #33
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Brownells sells a rust blueing solution. You need to set a day aside to do it.You have to make a sweat box that can be made from even a card board box. You stip the gun down to the white and plug the muzzle and chamber and rub the solution onto the gun. You hang it in the box and have to have a lot of humidity in the box like a hot plate with boiling water in it or any thing to cause a lot of humidity.
You check the parts until you see a even brown rust. You take it out and do what is called carding. You use a wire brush or steel wool to remove the rust. It will leave a brown color and this must be done over and over until the deep color you desire and is very time consumming.
To get a blue color instead of brown like is common for muzzle loaders.You must put the parts in boiling water before carding. You watch until it turns black and then card it.
You must degrease and reapply the solution each time you place it in the box and this must be done many times to get the desired depth and color.
So start early in the morning and plan on late in the evening to finish.
You need to let the gun soak in oil a couple days once you finish. Rust blue was common up into the thirties by major manufactures. It is still used today on high end shot guns because there is not heat involved. Barrels are sodered together. Rust blue is also the most durable blueing you can get.
You can go into you tube and surf up many vids on rust blueing and there are a alot of sites on line for imformation in text.
If you dont want to go the rust blue route then cold blue I would agree with the poster that recommended the oxpho blue from brownells.
I have used the blue wonder before and it works well on some guns. But some just do not take the soultion well. I blued a high power for a widow a few years ago with it that her dead husband had stripped the frame but not the slide.I was amazed how easy the stuff is to use and did it on my coffee table useing a hair dryer to heat the metal as instructed and matched the frame to the original belgium blueing of the gun.
But i tried it on a old remington model 41 target master and could not get it to go past a transparent brown color. I did a marlin model 60 and it turned out very well though. It brings a very high gloss blue simular to a smith and wesson revolver.But you must follow the instructions exactly or it will not work.
If you go with a a rust blue make sure you dont do it say in your garage around your tools etc. Because the solution will rust metal out side the box.
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I just got done bluing my barrel. I don't know what happened. I started with a polished barrel decreased it then put it in boiling water. Took it out and wiped it off. Put the bluing on weighted a minute then steel wooled it. I must have done this 20 times. The finish came out spotty. I used Brownells oxpho blue.
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Why did you put it in boiling water?Your just supposed to put in on with a cotton ball and let it sit for a minute or so then wipe dry and steel wool it gently.Reapplying it that way until you get the color and depth you want.Degrease your steel wool beofre you use it.
Go to you tube and look at some videos of people useing it.
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I just got done bluing my barrel. I don't know what happened. I started with a polished barrel decreased it then put it in boiling water. Took it out and wiped it off. Put the bluing on weighted a minute then steel wooled it. I must have done this 20 times. The finish came out spotty. I used Brownells oxpho blue.
Did you rinse with water --dry--Then steel wool?
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I didn't rinse it off with water i just wiped the water off it with a cloth.
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I didn't rinse it off with water i just wiped the water off it with a cloth.
Need to rinse it to stop the chemical reaction, and re apply blueing until your happy with the look, then blend it with the steel wool
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I didn't rinse it off with water i just wiped the water off it with a cloth.
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