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    i have a old remington 550 rifle that i am restoring for a freind. i purchased the birchwood casey gun blueing kit that contains a liquid agent. i followed all the directions , and had that gun stripped of all past blueing material.. but it does not get as dark as that of the gun on the cover of the package.
    i used the cold method of applieng it on and then putting cold water on it..

    i really want that dark color, am i asking to much , or is the metals back in 1942 much different than those today..

    would the past have made it any darker!!

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    Maybe try putting on multiple coats. Remember to not touch it after cleaning and before applying a coat.
    Aim small, miss small.

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    You're never going to get it as dark with a store bought kit. Have it professionally done.

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    You need to hot blue the metal to get the deep color your looking for.

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    I have read where many people have found this to be the best cold blue they used.

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...XPHO-BLUE-reg-

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    few things to remember

    youll never get the gun darker than it originaly was when it was new,,,
    the pic is from a professionaly done gun and photoshopped

    heat the barrel with a heat gun or blow drier to get the deepest color,

    you need to do multiple layers sometimes as much as 5

    when done make sure you buffed it with steel wool


    of course all that wont matter if the prep work wasnt done properly before u started the buing process,,
    Git-R-Done

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    wont happen, cold blueing is just a touch up on small parts....whole barrel it wiill wear off.
    hot blueing ...tanks,hot solution, carding , repeat as often as nessary....
    for small parts ...clean part, heat,dip in transmission fluid, will change color to a blue,,small screws heads for but stocks.

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    i am getting some good advice here..

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