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Old November 30, 2006, 01:56 AM   #1
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How do I touch up a parkerized finish

I have a 1911 with a parkerized finish, I guess this is different than a blued finish, and the it is wearing off on some spots. What is the best product or method to fix this?
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Old November 30, 2006, 03:16 AM   #2
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OK do you have gray or black parkerizing if it is black Parkerizing you can get OK results with cold blueing (for blueing to be shiny the metal must be Polished smooth) the rougher the metal the duller the shine here are some links for you to check out
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Old November 30, 2006, 12:32 PM   #3
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It is black parkerized, thanks for the info.
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Old November 30, 2006, 02:50 PM   #4
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I've learned this the hard way but don't buy cheap holsters to begin with. Or have it reparked. Cold blue will only be about as effective as a sharpie imo.
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Old November 30, 2006, 04:40 PM   #5
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GOod stuff

There are all kinds of cold blue and some even chemically functions sort of like parkerising. Not all of it works as well. It should be better than a sharpie as it reacts with the metal, it is not a coating. But it will work best if you degrease the area properly. Use alcohol, the pure kind. That is OK for small areas. And try to keep the cold blue inside the area you want to affect. Use a small applicator like a Q tip or even smaller, for scratches. On small places like scratches, it even will be practically an invisible fix after you oil wipe the gun, if you keep it within the confines of the bare metal.
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Old November 30, 2006, 05:54 PM   #6
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There is no true touch up for parkerizing. The only thing you can do is give it another chemical bath.

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Old November 30, 2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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Since you already have a parkerized finish. Why not consider doing a DuraCoat yourself? Just a suggestion.
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