Any amateur bluers?

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  1. sineypem

    sineypem Well-Known

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    hey any of y'all capable of whipping up a distressed blued finish on a old 20 gauge break action wanna show a fella how to do it and drink some beer?
     


  2. orbitup

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    I have plans to do one too.

    One day.
     
  3. sineypem

    sineypem Well-Known

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    Have you done bluing before?
     
  4. orbitup

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    Nope. I bought the shit to do an antique finish. I'm not home or I would let you know what it was.

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  5. motorcarman

    motorcarman Compulsive Collector

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    I use the Blue Wonder blueing kit to touch up faded areas and scratches on old firearms to keep them from deteriorating. Not hard. I don't remove the old finish, just clean with the cleaner and heat with a heat gun to about 120 degrees F and wipe it on. Apply 'developer' and then I spray with some REM OIL.

    I have also done 'rust-blueing' that leaves a 'browner' type finish when the 'red-velvet' rust is gently wiped away with #0000 steel wool.

    I would avoid HOT BLUE if the shotgun is a 'double'. I have heard horror stories about the barrels separating from the heat in the chemical tank.

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  6. orbitup

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    It's the "browner" stuff that I have. I have a shower in my man room so I can hang the parts in a humid environment.

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  7. TheDan

    TheDan DEPLORABLE TGT Supporter

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    If you're looking for a distressed blue then any of the cold bluing products should work.
     
  8. sineypem

    sineypem Well-Known

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    That's what I want, but the shotgun was hit with some BBQ paint I want the original blued finish but not sure it's worth the trouble
     
  9. Mikewood

    Mikewood Well-Known

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    I would love to drink some beer but the finish is pretty easy.

    Wipe the steel with acetone.
    Warm the steel with a heat gun.
    Apply brownells oxpho blue with a paper towel or paint brush.
    Wait a few minutes.
    Apply oil with a 0000 steel wool and buff gently.
    Wipe clean with a dry cloth.
    Repeat as needed until desired finish is achieved.
    Should take about six coats or so.


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  10. sineypem

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    You near dallas?
     


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