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Thud
October 15, 2006, 08:35 AM
I've just bought one bottle of this product and I'd like to know opinions about it and similar products. All info welcome! Thanks, THUD.-

Hedley
October 15, 2006, 02:51 PM
I've never tried it, but I have used several cold blue products from various sources. The best results have been with Brownell's Oxpho-Blue. As long as you do your homework and prep-work, it will work like a charm.

rem33
October 15, 2006, 05:27 PM
Oxpho-Blue
Can/ is a very good product but as said " home work and prep"

James K
October 17, 2006, 08:07 PM
I have used the G96 product and like it. But I will say once again that none (as in NONE) of the cold blues will do a good or permanent job on a whole gun. They are often advertised as "used by gunsmiths." True, but gunsmiths use cold blue only for touchup (use is often preceded by "Ooops") but the color is not permanent; it is shallow will rub off or will come off with application of cleaner or oil.

Yes, I know that, with preparation, cold blues will do a fair looking job, but the good appearance won't last if the gun is used.

Jim

Hedley
October 17, 2006, 09:40 PM
+1 to that.
Some cold blues do tend to stay on better. I used some Birchwood Casey on a bolt knob, and no matter how many times I wiped it with oil, the rag would be black. The Casey blueing also produced more of a dull blackish color when compared to others. Their rust/blue remover is great though. The Brownell's Oxpho Blue passes the white glove test every time, as long as you prep like your performing surgery. And if the metal is nicely polished and oil-free, you can get some really cool irridescent blues. I've done 24" barrels with it, but no matter how well you do it, it's really only meant for touch ups. I have, however witnessed a fellow at a gun show, who(using unspecified brands) could cold blue a revolver in under an hour and produce a near-factory finish. He had it down to an art, but I haven't seen him in a while.