Originally Posted by longunner
I know, I know, this Is an old thread but I need some help! I have an M53 Mosin Nagant that I'm trying to refinish and I bought the birchwood Casey bluing kit as well and the metal seems to not take the bluing as well as I would like. I degreased then I degreased some more then I degreased some more, before and after the blue/rust remover. I made sure to wear gloves as well so the oil from my fingers wouldn't touch the metal. I did a few coats, but it's just not coming out dark at all
Getting a good even dark coat is difficult to do. It will take a lot of time and effort but it can be done.
Use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm the metal before application. Do a relatively small area at a time until you have one coat done. Blend with fine steel wool, oil and Let set over night. Degreese and repeat.
It is unlikely you will end up with a great finish but it can be done.