How to Cold Blue?

Discussion in 'How to' started by ChipM, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    I had a couple of dings in a magazine that I wanted to blue to prevent rust. I used G96 Gun Blue from Bass Pro, follwed the directions exactly, and ended up with a big ugly splotch on the mag. I suppose I accomplished my goal of preventing rust, but how is one supposed to get a decent finish with this stuff?
     
  2. mountainman444

    mountainman444 Active Member

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    I have never gotten a perfect (can see a mile away) match with cold bluing. It will serve it's purpose but I've always been able to tell where the spot is.
     

  3. ChipM

    ChipM Active Member

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    It looks like a better option is to Gun Kote the magazine. I'll need to find some other projects, though, as refinishing a mag isn't worth $40.
     
  4. spotco2

    spotco2 New Member

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    Sand and blue the entire mag.

    It might not match your gun, but the mag will be all one color.
     
  5. jglenn

    jglenn New Member

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    starting to spend a lot of $$ on this magazine... how much is a new one.


    best cold blue is Oxpho blue from Brownells. a bit hard to find locally but chekc gun shops not Walmart

    apply with 0000 steel wool and heat the part a bit prior
     
  6. Quest50

    Quest50 Active Member

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    Great contribution on a first post! Welcome to the forum! :D