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Old 03-22-2010, 12:01 PM
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Default At home bluing kit

Does anyone have any experience with this? I just finished my AK build, and didn't have time to parkerize it at the build party, so I was thinking about bluing it at home. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-22-2010, 1:19 PM
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I have tried a few of the cold blues on the market for my Yugo re-weld.
The Birchwood casy cold blue was uneven, and rusty looking as it uses water to stop the de-blue, after the clean, and to stop the bluing processes.
Gave it that BFPU look>>>

Continued to try to rust on me though even after a heavy oiling so I stripped the gun again, and tried Blue Wonder.
Much easier to apply. More even finish (compare safety selector, and front of underfolder stock between the two). Cleaner is activated by heat opening the pores of the metal for a deeper clean, and can be layered for as deep of a color as you want. Also no water rinsing so no rust issues.
Can also be applied over a worn blue to repair it unlike the Birchwood Casy product that requires you remove any old bluing first.
Gave it that factory look.

My vote goes to Blue Wonder.

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Old 03-22-2010, 1:30 PM
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That AK looks beautiful.
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Brownell's Oxpho Blue is the best I've found.
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Old 03-23-2010, 8:33 PM
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+1 Blue Wonder, surface prep is key to any cold bluing. BW works very nice on grit blasted or polished surfaces.
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