best cold blueing product?

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by Axxe55, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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.
     

  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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.
     
  3. dhyayi

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  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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

    TheOldMan New Member

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    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..
     
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  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    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!
     
  7. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Hope ya post pics...before & after.
     
  8. c3shooter

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    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.
     
  9. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    alsgar, how do you make this Neidner cold blue? can you post a recipe?