coat or soak in oil?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by old fart, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. old fart

    old fart New Member

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    i am re blueing a revolver cylinder, got the blueing done and it looks good enough for me. i heated the cylinder and blued it monday around noon, after it looked the way i wanted i rinsed well with cold water and dried it. i put it in a container and compleatly covered it with mobil 1 synthetic oil as thats all i got. its been soaking ever since, is this ok or should i just set it out and keep it coated? also is the mobil 1 ok?, it will be next monday before i can get something else. thanks
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    will be fine , let me ask this though why are you soaking it in oil ?
     

  3. old fart

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    i know that after its blued it supposed to be oiled so i thought i'd just drop it in the oil. thanks
     
  4. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Never heard that before being blued , I always dip my parkerized stuff in oil because thats the last step of the process with parkerizing . It not going to hurt anything so it will be just fine, I would pull it out wipe it down and roll with it ;)
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Usually a hot blue process has a oil bath for the last step. old fart you did fine.
     
  6. old fart

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    i cleaned and degreased, used blue and rust remover. the cylinder was shiny bright, blued and it turned a nice blue/black color. washed real well with cold water, dried then put it in the oil. did this on monday, just took it out of the oil and i've got rust spots on the cylinder. just some specks here and there but its driving me crazy. the gun isn't worth putting alot in as its an nef but it a good shooter and i wanted a gun to take hiking., guess its going to the classifieds on facebook. with the ammo i have to go with it i should be able to sell it to someone who isn't bothered by a little rust. i can't handle having a gun that has rust, just wouldn't be happy if i kept it. thanks for the help.
     
  7. towboater

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  8. SteveK

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    If you don't like the cylinder, try replacing it with a new or used one. Numrich probably has one that will work. Instead of using motor oil that could have synthetics in it use gun oil, most any brand will work. Try some oooo steel wool and lightly polish the cyl. and coat with gun oil over night.
     
  9. old fart

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    i didn't think of this, thank you. i don't have any idea what went wrong, the frame looks brand new and turned out perfect. but the cylinder keeps getting a rusty spot here and there. i'll check about a new cylinder as the shoots great and i'd like to keep it if i could. thanks again.
     
  10. old fart

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    well i decided to try one more time, except i did one thing different. after i used the blue and rust remover, i put on rubber medical gloves so my skin didn't touch the cylinder. reblued and after 3 coats it looks like the gun. i also went and got birchwood casey barricade to put on it. thanks for everyones help, i'll post pics after i reassemble later tonight. thanks again
     
  11. HOSSFLY

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    Excellent------;)
    A little oil from your skin can do naughty things to a blueing job---
     
  12. old fart

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    It looked great till i got up this morning, the crane is really rusty and the cylinder ain't too good either. I don't know what went wrong but with no cylinders available anywhere it looks like the gun is gone. I do thank everyone for the help but nothing is working so i'll let someone who doesn't mind try to get it blued.