What Touch-up Bluing Product


Captain Bligh
December 31, 2002, 02:20 PM
I have two guns w/ small places I'd like to touch-up. Can you recommend a product for this purpose?

One is a 10/22 w/ a couple of small nicks on the barrel and receiver exposing bare metal.

The other is an 870 barrel I bought used. I got a little overzealous removing a rust spot.

What should I use?


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December 31, 2002, 02:39 PM
The reciever on your 10/22 is aluminum. You must use a paint on/bake on coating.

The best home blue product I have ever used is Blue Wonder Gun Blue Kit. It contains two components, and it is recommended that you use Blue Wonder Gun Cleaner (a separate product) for removal of oxidation and degreasing.

After cleaning, you heat the part "hot to the touch" ( I use an old clothes iron) and brush on coats of the "bluing" until the desired darkness is reached. If the part is hot enough, each coats dries almost instantly. Then you brush on the "developer" and let it sit for 24 hours.

Jim V
December 31, 2002, 03:01 PM
I was going to suggest the Blue Wonder Blue Kit. Good stuff. You can order from Blue Wonder (http://www.novumsolutions.com) or Brownell's (http://www.brownells.com).

Captain Bligh
December 31, 2002, 05:57 PM
Thanks for the good advice. How does this stuff blend in with the color of a 10/22 or the 870? They're both more black than blue and the finishes are different. I realize close-enough is better than how they are now.


December 31, 2002, 08:41 PM
You can achieve a very deep dark blue with 10-12 "coats" over the area, which should be sandded with 400 grit first. Remember each coating dries almost instantly.

It doesn't remove old bluing and should match great. I've used it on a Colt Commander slide and slide stop, and a S&W 422 slide and the results were perfect.

I have a blued 10/22 and am familiar with the bluing color on the barrel.

January 1, 2003, 12:14 AM
Jim V and Ledbetter thanks for mentioning our bluing to Captain Bligh.

Captain Bligh,

If you will got to our web page, www.novumsolutions.com, you will find complete instructions and a where to buy listing of our dealers. If you still have any questions after reading the instructions and watching the instructional video please email me at dvasquez@novumsolutions.com or call me at 832-204-0866 and I will try to answer any questions you might have.

Happy near to all!

Denvas alias DVNovum

Captain Bligh
January 1, 2003, 11:45 AM
Denvas, I can't get into your site. Are you down for repair?


January 1, 2003, 12:59 PM
Delete the comma at the end of the link.


Jim V
January 1, 2003, 06:59 PM
Or click on the blue Blue Wonder in my prior post.

January 1, 2003, 08:14 PM
denvas - excellent video. I've been using Oxopho Blue paste, think I'll give your stuff a try next time.

January 1, 2003, 09:03 PM
try Birchwood Casey's Aluminum Black. Degrease the area to be treated and apply the fluid with a cotton swab. It will blacken the scratch and not affect the surrounding areas. I've used it on ARs for years. Far superior to a paint or bake-on finish.

DT Guy
March 2, 2003, 09:49 AM
That blue wonder looks sweet...any chance you could post some higher resolution photos of complete guns done with it?

I'm thinking it's in my next Brownell's order...


March 3, 2003, 08:32 AM
DT Guy,

I will talk to our web master and see what we can do to improve the picture quality on our sight.

March 3, 2003, 11:42 AM
Well, if it's a whole bag of chips and a pickle better than Oxpho Blue creme, then I'll have to add it to my next order. I'll just keep the Oxpho in the bag for in-the-field touchups. Boats are hard on duck guns when the waves get up.


March 3, 2003, 05:08 PM
One quick question after watching that (impressive) video.

During the bluing of the shotgun barrel, the process was stopped, developed and then resumed by cleaning the area with the BW gun cleaner. If I use BW gun cleaner (as I do), or others, on a BW blued area, will I need to redevelop?

The examples shown, particularly that revolver, are exactly what I have in mind: great demo! :)

Hmmm, BW instructions in French, eh? Didn't think the French army ever used their guns (although they need to fix the dings when they drop them in surrender). :neener:


March 3, 2003, 05:30 PM

I have found that after the 24 hour curing period, the blue is permanent.

Re: Blue Wonder gun cleaner, I use it ONLY in the bore of the gun I am cleaning. It is strong stuff. I wiped some on my jeans when I had it on my hands, and it ate holes in the denim. My blued guns' exterior surfaces are cleaned only with CLP, not bore cleaner.

I hope for the sake of the French that the bluing is available in small sizes for rifles that have only been dropped once.


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