reblue a 1911 slide

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tacticalfun, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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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?
     
  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'd probably do whatever the directions say. Who knows if your gunsmith is using the same product as you.
     

  3. gunsmoke11

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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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  4. HOSSFLY

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    Well, I THINK hes talking about heating after each coat as in---
    Wipe on
    Let sit
    Wipe off
    Buff

    HEAT


    Wipe on, ect

    If he ain't just ignore him :eek:
     
  5. tacticalfun

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    Slides done soaking in oil

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    Frame getting ready for the oven.

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  6. tacticalfun

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    Frames done.

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    Small parts time!

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  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    looking good Tactical, looking good!:D
     
  8. tacticalfun

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    My smith is here walking me through it lol
     
  9. pagj17

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    What product did you use?
     
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  11. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    ..............

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  14. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Ty much.......
     
  15. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    After 9 coats and a bath in hot oil....man she's pretty(yes im wearing captain pajamas)

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  16. canebrake

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    Great job TF!

    And nice PJ's. 281.gif
     
  17. tacticalfun

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    Ty sir! Here's a better one.

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  18. tacticalfun

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    Still working on her. Wilson combat barrel fitted...oiled again

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