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Offline sberres

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Re: My Pre-B refinishing and modification diary
« Reply #315 on: March 31, 2019, 11:35:29 PM »
  You’re essentially referring to “fume” bluing where you put the acid solution into the warmed, enclosed environment and let the fumes do the work of application for you. It’s accomplishing the same thing to the steel. I don’t know if there’s necessarily and advantage or not but care is required around nearby things that you don’t want to rust. Good containment becomes more critical.
  It’s definitely an adventure (refinishing a neglected or abused piece) and one that I’d have never considered had I not run across this site. Finish alone certainly doesn’t make it work any better but it is very satisfying to make such an improvement.
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Re: My Pre-B refinishing and modification diary
« Reply #316 on: April 04, 2019, 08:40:28 PM »
Hi,
    I was just thinking that it would be easier to get a more uniform coat of the solution rather than with a swab that may or may not have too much or too little of the solution, which seems to be the problem that many people have.

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: My Pre-B refinishing and modification diary
« Reply #317 on: April 04, 2019, 10:30:05 PM »
Hi,
    I was just thinking that it would be easier to get a more uniform coat of the solution rather than with a swab that may or may not have too much or too little of the solution, which seems to be the problem that many people have.
Your idea has been done, but there's a fair amount of work in getting set up to do it. Far too much for the hobbyist that only rust blues a few guns per year. Slow rust bluing the traditional way is considerably less complicated than other methods. In my opinion, that includes express bluing.
 With rust blue, once you get a routine in place, it's very easy to do. Getting a uniform coat is easier with each cycle.
 

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Re: My Pre-B refinishing and modification diary
« Reply #318 on: April 07, 2019, 11:31:46 PM »
+1 with what Earl says. This isn’t really a coating process that requires uniformity as it is a reaction that requires exposure to the reagent solution. The multiple applications required will easily take care of areas that tend to oxidize more quickly than others. Trying to ‘work it in’ can actually be counter-productive than applying as lightly and uniformly as possible. Anything lightly missed at one application will be caught with the next and areas previously covered will incur some protection from unevenness during future applications and further help even if out as work progresses.
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