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Old November 29, 2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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grey metal finish?

I'm thinking of finishing a rifle in some sort of grey finish. I have seen some Ruger Rifles with a grey color finish that was darker than a stainless type finish. Any Ideas or suggestion's I don't think I want to "paint" the gun with a bake on type finish.
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Old November 29, 2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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You can do a rust blue, after about the third application you begin to get a nice gunmetal grey color
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Old November 29, 2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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I had my shotgun powdercoated black chrome which is a dark grey.
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Old November 29, 2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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That's Rugers Target Gray finish. Don't know how its applied though.
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Old November 30, 2011, 03:26 PM   #5
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Browning has had some grey guns that had a electroless nickel finish.
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Old November 30, 2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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Nickel or hard chrome applied over a matte sand or bead blasted metal finish will give you what you want.
Acid finished white metal can rust easily, so it's not recommended.
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Old November 30, 2011, 10:04 PM   #7
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French Grey finish? This is a case-hardending process without the mottled colors.
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Old November 30, 2011, 10:48 PM   #8
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fancy colours

NP3 from Robar is a silvery gray (among otgher things).
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Old December 1, 2011, 01:13 AM   #9
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Old December 1, 2011, 10:24 AM   #10
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Contact Brownel's. They used to have the instructions on how to French Gray a firearm available for the asking.
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Old December 3, 2011, 02:52 AM   #11
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DIYer, Bearcoat.com, Robar NP3+

If you want a clear, professional job to add service or protection to your firearm, I highly suggest www.apwcogan.com www.bearcoat.com www.robarguns.com .
CeraKote may be available in a dull gray or "battleship grey" color.
Robar's top notch NP3+ helps clean/support the weapon's surfaces but it's not cheap & gunsmith work may take 3/6mo.
Bearcoat.com comes in grey too and they have short shop times for most firearms. The rifles are in use by some sworn LE agencies & SWAT.
Brownells, www.brownells.com is good for the "kitchen table gunsmith" .
MidwayUSA.com offers a lot of stuff too.
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Old December 3, 2011, 05:06 AM   #12
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Notice that the OP said he didn't want to paint the gun!
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Old December 3, 2011, 08:44 PM   #13
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get that stuff out of my kitchen

Clyde no kitchen table gunsmithing here (wife won't tolerate it) I got a table in the extra bed room / office
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