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tacticalfun 10-28-2012 12:08 AM

reblue a 1911 slide
 
Purchased a bc kit but...my gunsmith told me to heat slide in oven and let dry between coats but the bottle says to wipe off after 30 seconds. Can someone please walk me through this?

Olympus 10-28-2012 12:21 AM

I'd probably do whatever the directions say. Who knows if your gunsmith is using the same product as you.

gunsmoke11 10-28-2012 12:49 AM

Those instructions have been well thought out by the manufacturer and should be followed. I apply bluing by using a Q-tip on small sections at a time. Within a minute I rapidly rub it with a paper towel. I was shown this by my uncle over 30 years ago. Why the paper towel works best I couldn't say, but it does. I've tried every which way to cold blue and found this method to be superior. Maybe it's a chemical reaction, or just by rubbing fast causes friction thereby generating heat. This step can be repeated as many times as you feel necessary till the finish looks even.

To finish it off use only oooo steel wool like they use in museums when restoring firearms, cause it doesn't remove any finish and from what I can tell it seems to help the bluing adhere better to the steel and really looks good. The more you polish it with the steel wool the shinier it gets. I found this method to be the most durable and seems to hold up best. You can try this cause there's nothing to lose and everything to gain. Good luck.

HOSSFLY 10-28-2012 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tacticalfun (Post 992426)
Purchased a bc kit but...my gunsmith told me to heat slide in oven and let dry between coats but the bottle says to wipe off after 30 seconds. Can someone please walk me through this?

Well, I THINK hes talking about heating after each coat as in---
Wipe on
Let sit
Wipe off
Buff

HEAT


Wipe on, ect

If he ain't just ignore him :o

tacticalfun 10-28-2012 05:30 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Slides done soaking in oil

Attachment 66694

Frame getting ready for the oven.

Attachment 66696

tacticalfun 10-28-2012 06:00 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Frames done.

Attachment 66698

Small parts time!

Attachment 66699

Axxe55 10-28-2012 06:04 PM

looking good Tactical, looking good!:D

tacticalfun 10-28-2012 06:08 PM

My smith is here walking me through it lol

pagj17 10-28-2012 06:08 PM

What product did you use?

LongBaller71 10-28-2012 06:09 PM

Looking good so far!


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