Barrel bluing

Smokestick

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lightbulblightbulbI have a chrome moly barrel in the white. What is the best diy way to protect the barrel and renew the action finish?
 

shortgrass

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The DYS way is either slow rust bluing or a spray on coating. Both require equipment and a bit of know-how. The "bluing in a bottle" is best left where ya' find it.
 

Rock 29

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I use Duracoat, simple prep and easy to put on. You can now buy it in pre measured aerosol can so you don't even have to measure and mix.
 

Gene

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The OP may have a cheap barrel not worth sending to a smith. Some years ago, I had a cheap H&R .223 that was left in a soft gun case and the barrel rusted. I bought a Blue Wonder kit and followed the instructions. It took quite a while to finish just the barrel. Think I made 16 passes. But when finished, it looked pretty darn good.
 

Dosh

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Smokestick, 1 vote for Cerakote. I had a .257 Wby done 5 years ago when I found rust after a wet hunt. The finish is still scratch-free and looks like new. The only problem with Cerakote is choosing from the vast variety of colors. Tough stuff
 

shortgrass

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The bottom line,,, there's no fast, easy , cheap way..... If you view your firearms as nothing more than tools paint from WallyWorld will work. If you value them as more than that, spend a few 'bucks' and have the finish of your choice applied properly.
 
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