Re: BRAND NEW BLUE
I've used the BC Perma Blue for years on many "touch ups," but only one other time on a complete gun, an old Savage single shot 12 guage years ago, and on my Ithaca military 1911A1 slide that has seen plenty of wear, several times in fact. They've made it for a LONG time, and they also make another formulation called 'Super Blue" which I haven't used yet. The Perma Blue also comes in creme or liquid, I only used the creme before, because it's easier to work with, BUT once it's opened it doesn't have a long "shelf-life," it always dried up before I needed it again...
However, I did my Polish M44 I'm working on with the Perma Blue liquid a few weeks ago, stripped and sanded it to the white, buffed it with 0000 wool, then heated it in the oven until it was almost too warm to touch, then blued it three separate times in a row uintil it was dark enough, rubbing it down with the wool and oil in between, then degreasing, then heating it again, etc..
Then like it said on the bottle, I "liberally oiled the entire rifle and let it 'cure' overnight."
It came out looking REALLY nice, I'm hoping it lasts longer than other jobs I've done with it did though,. I had to redo the shotgun a few years later, and the .45 rubbed off from all the times it came in and out of the hoster in my IPSC days, and after some LONG term storage in the closet when I didn't fire it at all, it developed some surface rust...although I never heated the gun or let it 'cure' before...
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Last edited by polishshooter; 04-14-2006 at 10:57 PM..