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does anyone know where i can get a re-blueing product for my brothers air rifle. he left it in his shed and it got rusty :C so he took some wire wool to it and it's all shiney :rolleyes: and he now wants to take it out for some pest control but as you can imagine a shiney gun is no good for vermin. it's not an expensive gun (not worth sending it to a pro)so a home method is prefered TIA
Not excatly blueing but what about a mustard patina? It will take the shine off and give a degree of protection from corrosion.
could you just coat it in engineers blue, it may be shiny and it doesn't penitrate as far as gun blueing but you could paint it afterwards.
I've got a mate in the same possition
11-07-05, 05:13 PM
Time for a camo paint spray job?
11-07-05, 05:51 PM
The chemical kit's are not great so it really needs to be hot blued.
I had a barrel blued a while back by a guy from the Airgun forum.
He charged about £25 and it's not great.
It wasn't left in long enough to heat properly so it's a nice deep blue at each end and a plum colour in the middle.
A lot of peopel think it's a custom paint job but it's actually just badly done :rolleyes: .
If it's not an expensive gun then give it a coat of matt black spray paint.
A lot of gun's are coming with a matt finishthese day's (for hunting it's better than a shiny blue) and it's surprising just how good they can look when sprayed it you prep them right and take your time.
I did a badly marked rapid barrel a few years ago and it lasted very well.
Blueing does not actually offer the metal any protection ,it's only a finish.
11-07-05, 09:05 PM
Try this linkhttp://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/Store/Search.aspx
But i think you could have problems importing it.
11-07-05, 09:11 PM
Brownells have an amazing selection of products but they charge an arm and a leg to export.
I got a replacement forsight for a S&W revolver last year.
It cost about $5.00 and by the time it got here had cost me about £20.00.
They also wont ship chemicals.
12-07-05, 06:02 AM
Last night, I ordered some coatings from Kal Guard (link (http://www.kgcoatings.com/chart.html)). These finishes are designed for firearms, so I guess they'd be ideal for your needs.
For knifemaking, the guy I spoke to (Joe) recommended a K-Phos parkerizing finish covered in a protective coloured Kal Guard overcoat which is sprayed on. I'll be using a high-tech flat black ceramic overcoat (CF1601). Other finishes worth noting for military-style knives are 2402 OD Green, and 2403 Gray, as used by CRK on the Sebenza.
KG also do blued finishes, but these are coatings, not a chemical etch. Joe recommended Brownells for gun bluing salts, but I have tried to deal with them before and Brownells are notorious for not shipping overseas.
You might also check out this link from Dan Gray's webpage: http://www.knivesby.com/blueingsalts.html
14-07-05, 12:41 PM
I thought they were nail varnish swatches at first, nice range.
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