Any members do Parkerizing?

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by H-D, May 7, 2012.

  1. jack404

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    ok dissolve the sulfide powder in the acid

    then the zinc and proceed as normal , rule of thumb , dissolve sulfides before zinc , oxides after zinc never use oxides and sulfides , the park will be bad and lift ..

    do a test on any non standard mixes , get a block of the same grade steel temper it and park it to see how long you want to leave it to get the colour you want

    you can remove the finish on the block and redo as many times as you want , but you cannot guess the finished colour while its in the tank ,

    its gotta be dried and oiled to see final colour and once oiled it cant be returned to the tank unless re cleaned

    its a pain but you can do 6-8 tests in a morning easy

    start about 8 minutes and go up from there ( do 2-3 minute tests starting at 8 then 11 then 14 etc )

    make wooden plugs for muzzle and chamber , hammer in so it seals and drill and hammer a nail or screw into the plug and hang by the nail or screw in the tank ... that way you get no marks from where its rested

    dont ground the object thats being parked , make sure its isolated

    good luck !!
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  2. jack404

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    Oh and clean your tank out real well after

    sulfides leave a greasy residue , you'll need a good degreaser to remove it all especially if you use a plastic tank ...
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    this is from the Brownells tech series in 2004

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    Thanks Jack.
    BTW I couldn't open the Brownell's PDF file, said yhere were errors in the file.:(
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    I do, but ill leave the honor to Hogger. He should have his iron back by mid week and im sure he will be posting pics. ;)
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