Favorite bluing kits? *Pictures included*


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Ehtereon11B
March 16, 2013, 11:00 PM
I have a commemorative 1911 that I fired a few rounds through just to say I did. It has a few scratches and blemishes in the bluing and barrel that I probably shouldn't worry about. Does anyone have some recommendations for bluing kits?
Yes...my 1911 has an idiot scratch. Its my first and so far only 1911.
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ArchAngelCD
March 19, 2013, 10:39 PM
The very best cold bluing I have found is Brownells Oxhpo-Blue (http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/metal-bluing/paste-cold-bluing-chemicals/oxpho-blue-creme-prod1108.aspx). It works very well and it's easy to use!

rcmodel
March 19, 2013, 10:54 PM
For tiny scratches and dings??

The Birchwood-Casey Presto Blue pin is the best you can do.
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=705684&productVariantId=3360322&WT.tsrc=CSE&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=03601111&rid=40&channel=GoogleBaseUSA&mr:trackingCode=33DBE72F-6666-E211-BA78-001B21631C34&mr:referralID=NA&mr:adType=pla&mr:ad=25988357711&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=52255515791&gclid=CKCby-CXirYCFQmFnQodfnsAjA

But it, or any other cold blue including Oxpho-Blue, is not going to match a factory finish hot blue a tall.

rc

ArchAngelCD
March 19, 2013, 11:02 PM
I may have misunderstood, I thought he was going to go over the whole pistol. I agree no cold bluing will match the factory bluing.

25cschaefer
March 20, 2013, 01:02 AM
The slide, slide catch, and thumb safety, of your Para probably have a spray on finish, I took the finish off of one today and it took 40psi in an aluminum oxide blaster to cut the stuff.

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