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'Blueing' Airsoft Guns

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very nice, i take it you're doing this to bare metal?

 

i must admit i'd love to get a nice blued finish on the makarov but been too worried about mucking it up to actually do it.

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Yes on bare metal. It's easier than painting you wont mess it up.

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Awesome job, genius level warming the parts 👍🏻

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How does it hold up? Is it a durable finish at all?

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Yes it is, though if you were to scratch it  it's dead easy to touch up.

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Here's a Sten I did. Might give it another treatment when I get some more gun blue. (Used Philips gun blue)

A video I saw recommended leaving oil on the parts for 24 hrs after to make it more permanent and durable. 

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Do you have a link to the product you used? Looking on Amazon I can find plenty of gun blues but they appear to be for steel rather than zinc alloys?

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Birchwood Casey aluminium black

Philips gun blue for steel

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10 hours ago, EDcase said:

Birchwood Casey aluminium black

Philips gun blue for steel

I've never used one of the chemicals for doing steel, only lots of heat and oil.

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I prefer the cold method for:

- Less stress on the parts (they're not the best quality metals)

- Don't have to fully disassemble

- No chance of burning down the building ;)

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Yeah I get its probably a better method. Tbh I did a sten too, which is pretty much all mild steel and simply made. Stainless steel stock tube though which is odd.

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