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How to dull bluing.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JSB888, May 21, 2015.

  1. JSB888

    JSB888 Keyboard Hero

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    As some of you may have seen, I've painted the metal parts of my Pro-Sport to matt them down. Although I like the deep blue on the gun, I'm getting a lot of shine on it on one of my permissions.

    It's a hunting tool, not a show piece, but the little part of me that likes things to look nice is not 100% sure if I like the paint effect.

    Does anyone have any magic tricks for making bluing matt?
     
  2. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    I don't think you can with out ruining the finish,

    you would probably have to dull the polished finish on the steel then re-blue:)
     
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    Camo tape at least you can remove it when selling your gun
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    A camo-it vinyl kit will be best to be honest. It's not the cheapest option, but if you don't intend to do the stock, you will end up with loads spare!

    I have done my previous scorpion, and currently doing my S10. It's completely removable, and won't damage the bluing or the stock, I can't recommend it enough!
     
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    I always use jack pyke self clinging tape atb
     
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    'carbon fibre' vinyl
     
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    Yes....

    The blueing itself isnt glossy the steel was polished before it was blued, similarly if you strip the finish and bead blast it before reblacking you will get a matt "tactical" black that holds oil better and is non reflective.

    Blasting at a higher pressure with alox with make an even more matt finish

    We do loads like this and its also useful for covering up badly pitted guns.

    The other option would be to blast and spray with one of the 2 pack finishes like Cerakote which is designed for guns, by playing with
    the mixture we can produce anything from very matt to high gloss, its baked at a very high temperature and the hardest finish we offer.

    Your final option is of course shoot in the dark!


    Rich
     
  9. JSB888

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    Cheers Rich,

    Right, that's what I'm doing, blast off and re-blue.

    :)
     
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    Strip it and blast it and drop it in with a £10 cheque made out to H4H and I'll run it through my proper blacking tanks for you:)
     
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    Cheers Rich, you're a gent!
     

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