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Topic: Barrel refinish
Posted By: Honkytonk
Subject: Barrel refinish
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 8:31am
I think I stumbled upon an acceptable finish for older rifle barrels other than bluing. I redo a lot of gunstocks (mostly for friends, mostly for free). Over the past few years they've asked if I could re blue the barrels. I have using Oxy, but since it was usually on a "around the block Cooey or Savage) it does take time. I waited a year to mention my simple fix as I wanted to see how it held up to a farm truck behind the seat rifle. It's been a year, and still looks good! I used Rust-Oleum High temp BBQ paint. Matte finish. Just used steel wool and WD40 to take surface rust off. Wiped down with brake cleaner, hung from the garage roof and sprayed. Made sure I got good coverage. I let it cure over night then wiped with a soft flannel cloth. The matte turned into a dark glossy faux bluing colour. Very durable and when obseved by the friends, they couldn't tell the difference from a real blueing job. Hope this helps for the small projects!



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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 8:52am
Is that the "7777" cat No?
That's the one I use. It really mimics the original Suncorite very well.


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 9:38am
Got the can right in front of me. Rust-Oleum Specialty High Heat. Tough protective enamel. Got a picture of a BBQ on the label.


Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: January 10 2019 at 2:03pm
OK thanks.Beer


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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)


Posted By: shiloh
Date Posted: January 11 2019 at 10:23am
Cool, good to know others are doing this as well, I use VHT flame proof when done looks awesome, very durable.


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shoot em if you got em



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