View Full Version : Removal of bluing on a custom piece

January 30, 2013, 06:43 PM
Hey guys, I know that bluing is a low end rust prevention application, but would I be asking for trouble if I remove it? I have a CVA .36 caliber that I chose to be a custom project. I refinished the grips to a beautiful ice white, topped that off with six coats of a high end clear glaze, and chopped the barrel to 2 1/2 inches. The next step is changing the finish on the frame, cylinder and barrel. I think the mild steel (underneath the bluing) would look great. Any ideas?

January 30, 2013, 06:47 PM
It will look ok and wont rust if you keep it oiled.

January 30, 2013, 06:57 PM
Or you can brown it or French gray it.

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January 30, 2013, 06:58 PM
French gray?

January 31, 2013, 10:16 AM
Raw steel definitely rusts more easily than blued steel.

Just keep it oiled.