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Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2018 13
by vvllbs
I made an attempt last year to reblue a shotgun barrel with a Wal Mart kit. One year later I’m still wiping residue from it. I’ve tried every kind of oil I can to get it off. Any tips? It’s a late 1970’s stevens Single shot

Re: Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2018 14
by GasGuzzler
WD40 then alcohol then gun oil.

Re: Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2018 17
by vvllbs
So if I try your trick, my blue job may look decent after all? Thanks, let me see if I got WD 40 handy

Re: Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2018 20
by GasGuzzler
May not. Depends on the way it was done. You'll know soon.

Re: Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 25 Jun 2018 17
by vvllbs
I took the advice and it didn’t pan out. May just get it cerakoted

Re: Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2018 05
by GasGuzzler
Could be something else you're seeing.

Re: Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 22 Sep 2018 15
by Archer
You may need to use IPA (alcohol) more than once.
You might even need to acetone it.

One bud who managed to get 'cold blue' to work reasonably well would heat the steel first with a heat gun.
He'd do a couple coats and then oil and blend.

I've always been a bit leery to even mess with any of the cold blues since I can generally see it after the fact.
Aluma black on the other hand works tolerably well on black anno most of the time.

Re: Residue from Birchwood Casey Bluing Kit

PostPosted: 22 Sep 2018 17
by GasGuzzler
Archer wrote:You may need to use IPA (alcohol) more than once.
You might even need to acetone it.

One bud who managed to get 'cold blue' to work reasonably well would heat the steel first with a heat gun.
He'd do a couple coats and then oil and blend.

I've always been a bit leery to even mess with any of the cold blues since I can generally see it after the fact.
Aluma black on the other hand works tolerably well on black anno most of the time.


Yep. I do pretty much all of that.