View Full Version : Brass Black Question ??

January 7, 2011, 02:14 PM
Often times, I repair, restore and make new RamRods for older sidelocks and kit rifles. I try to stay with good old hickory. If tips are provided that is good but often I have to provide some new ones. The smaller calibers are the biggest challenge. ..... :o

Anyway, I'm about to run out of the Brass-Black that I have had for a long time. I know I can buy commercial but got to thinking about what the chemical is and perhaps come up with my own. Obviously I use the Brass-Black to match the older look. Do any of you guys know of a recipe that I might try? If not, what do you guys use?

Any and all info would be appreciated. ....... :)

Be Safe !!!

January 7, 2011, 06:35 PM
Cold blue (I use 44-40 ) will turn brass black, tuit suite - provided it's not laquered brass, i.e.


January 7, 2011, 07:56 PM
will turn brass black, tuit suite
I understand "tuit suite" and love "Mud-Bugs" with cold beer. I thank you and will try is. ... . ;)

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January 8, 2011, 07:49 AM
A pach with fouling on it will work.