|Chris Short 1||17/03/2019 15:20:50|
|6 forum posts|
i would like to cold blue some of the workshop tools I have made
What make of solution do you recommend from your own experience and where can I get it from
|Mick B1||17/03/2019 15:39:05|
|1148 forum posts|
The best I found was G96 gun bluing paste. Wash everything in very hot detergent water and apply the paste whilst metal's still hot to the touch. Small paintbrush works quite well. Wash off thoroughly and oil up lightly. Wear rubber gloves throughout.
There's also KoldBlak. I found that worked, but less well, and more faffing.
Edited By Mick B1 on 17/03/2019 15:39:45
|331 forum posts|
I have a few old tools that have a really decorative pattern of blueing.
They look like the marbled paper you see in expensive books.
I've often wondered how that was done as it looks so effective.
|272 forum posts|
Have you read the wiki page It describes several methods, one, Colour Case Hardening sounds like it could be your marbled paper effect.
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