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Smoothing But Not Bluing Sharp Exterior Edges

PostPosted: 31 May 2018 09
by jmagda
I have read in here about filing/sanding off sharp edges in various places on a 92, then re-bluing the now-exposed steel. But what if I like that exposed look (antique/worn)? Can I leave it un-blued and just keep it oiled?

Re: Smoothing But Not Bluing Sharp Exterior Edges

PostPosted: 31 May 2018 12
by Nashville Stage
I don't see why not. Those areas will be a little more prone to rusting, but as long as you take care of it, it'll be fine. The environment in your area will influence how diligent you'll need to be; higher humidity or nearness to salt water & sweat will of course make oiling a more regular affair, as will the natural evaporation rate of the oil you use.

Re: Smoothing But Not Bluing Sharp Exterior Edges

PostPosted: 31 May 2018 15
by akuser47
It will be fine keep it oiled and she be gtg +guns

Re: Smoothing But Not Bluing Sharp Exterior Edges

PostPosted: 31 May 2018 17
by GasGuzzler
Environment and storage will tell you.

Here in north Texas I can high polish previously blued steel and it'll stay shiny like chrome because the metal is hard enough on the surface after polishing. In other environments perfectly blued and oiled steel still rusts.

Re: Smoothing But Not Bluing Sharp Exterior Edges

PostPosted: 03 Jun 2018 22
by Archer
Yeah, depending on the environment and how you take care of it.
I'd prefer NOT to go that route in Austin to Savannah, Naples to Virginia it's too moist and I've seen tool steel rust overnight if not protected. A good coat of car wax helps keep things from etching in such situations.