View Full Version : need some touch up blueing

Jack Straw
November 12, 2001, 05:20 PM

I kinda scratched the barrel on my Ruger .308 while hunting this weekend and want to touch up the scratch. Any suggestions on a means of taking care of my boo-boo? Its a small spot, only about half an inch, but I still don't want to see it.



November 12, 2001, 05:26 PM
Outers has an inexpensive touch-up kit, basically looks like three felt tip pens in a package. I use it for such touch-up, works pretty well.

November 12, 2001, 06:44 PM
Best blueing I've ever used is the G96 paste.

G96 Products Co., Inc.
85-5th Ave Bldg #6
PO BOX 1684
Paterson NJ 07524-1684


Lots of other choices:


November 13, 2001, 07:45 AM
Oxpho- Blue available from Brownells.www.brownells.com All but idiot proof, even my younger brother can get it right without supervision and he's 26

Walt Sherrill
November 13, 2001, 09:59 AM
I agree with Rottweiler. Ox-pho Blue is the best stuff around.

I first heard of it from George Stringer, the gunsmith who is the moderator of this forum...

Great stuff.

November 13, 2001, 12:58 PM
One more vote for the Oxpho Blue. A few applications steel wooled in between, looks just like factory.

November 14, 2001, 04:06 AM
Whatever you use, confine the cold blue to the scratch itself. It will often affect the original blue and leave you with an ugly blemish. Use a Q-Tip and squeeze the excess solution out before applying.

November 14, 2001, 04:06 AM
BTW another vote for Oxpho Blue. :D