Bluing help!!!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by wigwam155, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. wigwam155

    wigwam155 New Member

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    Is it possible to clean, polish, and blue a cast iron frame off a pistol?
     
  2. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Yes but it takes alot of very setious heat. Paint will/would be a better choice unless you have access to some very serious industrial heaters/ovens

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  3. wigwam155

    wigwam155 New Member

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    Ok so that means cold bluing is out of the question?
     
  4. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ya pretty much. What are you blueing it for-show or use?

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  5. wigwam155

    wigwam155 New Member

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    Well I have another post on here about a Charter Arms Explorer II. I put some pictures up and that's what I'm doing, is trying to fix it up because I am wanting to get into gunsmithing and a guy at a local trade show handed it to me and said here's your first project. He just gave it to me. So that's the plan.
     
  6. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I dont think thats actual blueing but looks like cast iron lacquer. It isnt laquer though- its actually kinda like teflon on newer skillets.

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  7. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    And im a smith now to so welcome to a great trade/hobby mon ami

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  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Any refinish requires a lot of prep work.

    Take a look at AlumaHyde. An air-dry coating.
     
  9. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    Thats aluminum not cast iron. You can not blue alum. You can use aluma-black or paint or anodize.
     
  10. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    Brownells have some bake on laquer finishes that hold up preaty well. best to glass bead it for texture and and a surface for the laquer to hold on to.
    My 2 cents
    F.K.