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Old January 18, 2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Matte Blue vs Regular Blue

Does a matte blue provide anymore corrosion resistance then a regular blue?
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Old January 18, 2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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Technically, no.
Practically, the matte finish can hold oil better than a mirror finish, but the bluing is the same.
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Old January 18, 2014, 04:56 PM   #3
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You will probably find that a matte blue is slightly more likely to rust. The difference is small, but there are more places for moisture to collect and it is a little harder to wipe it completely dry.

Assuming you are talking about a true matte blue finish. There are many different gun coatings available today that do a great job and many look like matte blue.
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