cold blueing

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by walterdouglas, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. walterdouglas

    walterdouglas Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    after all. is there anyone out there that has experience in cold blueing gun parts and barrels? i am wanting to get your alls take on the best blueing company and product to go with. not wanting to do anytype of cheap blueing job on my guns so i can to you guys. thanks alot for the info in advance
  2. Catfish

    Catfish Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    I personaly have never found a cold blue that didn`t rub off very easily.
  3. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    Hot bluing is not very expensive to have done. Cold bluing is for touchups only IMHO.
  4. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I left a wet H&R rifle in a gun case for a week, and found light rust on the barrel. I bought a product called "Wonder Blue". Tried cold bluing products before, but was never satisfied with any of them. This one is different. I wiped the rust scaling off with 0000 steel wool, then followed the directions. You heat the barrel lightly with a propane torch and then apply this stuff by swabbing it over the barrel. It actually took me 15 applications over several days, but the entire barrel now looks very good. You could not tell it from new, and it does not come off.