Cold Blue and Clear Coat

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by danf_fl, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Has anyone done this? How satisfied are you with the results?

    I am contemplating doing a M1911a1 for the fun of it.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Cold blue works ok if you use the right stuff and do it right. It will never look as good as a hot blue. Not sure how you would clear coat bare metal?

    Bluing is not normal clear coated you protect it with a thin coating of gun oil.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Thanks Tango,
    I've been searching the internet and a few places have mentioned it. That is why I am looking into it.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    If you are going to cold blue You want to use

    Brownells Formula 44/40

    Brownells Oxpho-blue My choice in cold blue.

    If you go to rimfire central and look for mossbergman (in the mossberg section) you will find the best way to use oxpho-blue.