Common questions

Can gun bluing be touched up?

Can gun bluing be touched up?

Blue touch-up works as described, but color will not match if you have Glock, application area will be darker. If you have small area to address, then you should be ok. Make sure, you degrease the application area in advance, alcohol wipe would do the trick.

Can a blued barrel be Cerakoted?

You still can have rust issues in the bore with blued and coated. I also had the bolt and action cerakoted. I also had the stock dipped. If I did it again I’d have the whole thing cerakoted.

Can you repair bluing?

Degrease the barrel with acetone or denatured alcohol. Wipe dry with a soft, clean cloth. Apply cold bluing solution to the barrel with a soft clean cloth. Apply gun oil to the repaired area, then buff with a clean, dry cloth.

What is cold blue made of?

“Cold” bluing is generally a selenium dioxide based compound that colors steel black, or more often a very dark gray. It is a difficult product to apply evenly, offers minimal protection and is generally best used for small fast repair jobs and touch-ups.

Does Cerakote last on barrels?

Cerakote and DuraCoat can withstand temperatures as high has 500-600 degrees F (anything over 300d degrees the riflings are damaged). With “normal” shooting, your barrel will never get close to being that hot. Our Cerakote coating can handle temperatures up to 1,800 degrees F.

Can you clean rust off a gun with WD40?

Since WD-40 is primarily a solvent it seems to make sense that it would be ideal for cleaning guns. However, cleaning your guns with WD40 is NOT advisable. Using an aerosol solvent simply “shoots” all the gunk into tiny crevices in your firearm, making them even harder to clean and can lead to “gumming” up.

Does cold blue work?

Registered. Cold blue (and Oxpho is probably the best) works pretty well on small items, like screwheads, or small isolated areas on a firearm where direct comparison to factory blue isn’t apparent. Beyond those applications, it works reasonably well on matte blue guns for spot touch-up. But you will see it.

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