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Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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I'd probably do whatever the directions say. Who knows if your gunsmith is using the same product as you.

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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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.

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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

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Slides done soaking in oil

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Frame getting ready for the oven.

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Frames done.

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Small parts time!

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looking good Tactical, looking good!

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My smith is here walking me through it lol

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What product did you use?

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Looking good so far!

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