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Old March 11, 2013, 10:06 AM   #3
guncrank
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Yes stainless steel can be blued with special bluing salts( like Oxy. 84 )

But not cold blue.

The OP would be better to try to heat up and color the steels that way

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Coloring steels by heat is a poor way, but it will color it and can be do with equipment any shop should have. I used a propane torch and a channel locks to hold a piece of stainless sheet metal.

If I had built those I would use black Cerrokote or Gunkote or Duracoat.
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