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Anyone know how to blacken steel or any other metal. Is it a dye or a process with chemicals. I use liver of sulphur for Zinc. But not sure about other metal's. By blacken I mean like gunmetal etc.
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You can buy so called cold blacking solutions for steel, a friend of mine has tried and it works. I just heat the mild steel parts to about 270 to 300 deg. C and apply linseed oil, the treatment will to some degree protect against corrosion. Others use motor oil. The treatment is best done outdoors.
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I have also used the cold blacking kits for steel and am quite impressed with them, the only one that I cannot get to work is the brass blacking kit.
|Danny M2Z||18/01/2020 08:39:07|
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Just google "cold blue for barrels" then pick whatever you can legally purchase.
One tip, Cleanliness and de-greasing is mandatory.
* Danny M *
|Mick B1||18/01/2020 09:10:41|
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Gun-bluing paste G96 works for me on a warm and well-degreased surface. It's generally well-regarded as a quick and relatively simple home bluing or blacking solution. Last for decades at least. There's a Phillips lookalike that works pretty much the same. See the 24-pdr cannon in my album for evidence.
Edited By Mick B1 on 18/01/2020 09:11:59
|Mike Woods 1||18/01/2020 22:11:56|
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There was a discussion of blueing (and blacking) steel in a recent post, which may be useful.
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