View Full Version : blackest blueing available?
04-10-2002, 06:41 AM
any recommendations for the darkest, blackest blueing product available to use on my old pump 12 turkey gun?
I've tried a lot of the "cold blueing" brands, with little or no success. They are always lighter than the factory "hot blue" and wear off quickly. I finally gave up and had the gun parkarized (sp?) I cost a whopping $85!!! No more finish problems.
04-10-2002, 07:04 AM
my goal is to minimize how much i put into this gun, i've put too much into it already. ###parkerizing sounds like the best route but i really don't want to spend anymore than up to 30$ ###maybe i should just buff and sand the rust off and keep it oiled. ### oh well.
I've got small bottle of stuff at home the seemed to work the best. (let me double check and make sure I still have it when I get home) Provided I do, use my e-mail and let me know your address. I will gladly mail it to you.
04-11-2002, 02:00 AM
You might check out black chrome. A friend had it done to an L. C. Smith SXS and it came out great, but it might be too shiny for turkey hunting. Also helped with the rusting problems.
04-13-2002, 10:30 AM
If this was my turkey gun, I would clean it get all the rust off buy 3 cans of camo paint $10 and have at it, I have camo painted 3 guns of mine all duck hunting guns not sat & sun skeet or trap guns, they don't look quite as nice as the factory or the dipped jobs but they did not cost $175 to have done.
I don't think that any of the turkeys you kill will know you only have a $10 paint job.:smile-big-blue:
(Edited by huntducks at 10:32 am on April 13, 2002)
04-15-2002, 06:05 AM
your suggestion sounds familiar; questions...
1. does the paint come off after a short while?
2. did you prime the gun?
3. how do you protect it from rust after your camo job?
i agree about not paying the 180 for a second skin, i'd rather buy a woodlands camo 3.5" 870 23" ported barrel for under $340 (new!). but alas, the lassie says "no more spending" and i concur at this time.
04-18-2002, 12:01 AM
(Edited by huntducks at 12:08 am on April 18, 2002)
04-18-2002, 12:05 AM
I have 3 shotguns I have painted, one was a every day shooter for 15yrs the other is a 870 3.5" express that I shoot about 75% of the time now.
I cleaned it real good using a grease & oil solvent then washed it in hot soap water then rinse, then I painted the whole gun (metal parts only) as I have a synthic stock, with Krylon camo paint black, then a pattern with brown then some camo green, all the paint was bought at home depot like $3.50 per can, I would primer it first in your case, but I my case I felt the rought finish on the 870 express did not need primer, and it has been painted for 4 years now and doing fine.
my first gun which has been painted for 20yrs I brushed on duck boat paint it has some worn spots on the metal and wood now, but some touch up would change that in a few min.
Remember air & moisture causes rust so a coat of paint will seal it and not let it rust under the paint as long as you get all the rust off, if it has rust you could prime it with POR 15 undercoat then paint.
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