Birchwood Casey Perma Blue Paste Gun Blue Kit
You get out of it what you put into it!
I used this kit to re-blue my very well-worn mossberg 88. I've never done any re-blueing before. The instructions are VERY specific on what you need to do, and it took me all afternoon to do it right, but the results are well worth the effort involved. I re-blued the ammo tube, pump guides and the 28" barrel, and have enough paste left for many other guns. I completely stripped the receiver and the ammo tube , but left the original blueing on the barrel and just went over it- Very uniform results; it looks a million times better.
After I stripped the worn factory blueing off of the receiver, I realized it was aluminium ---- can't be cold blued with this kit.(I tried, it washes right off) Make sure you know what metals you're working with before you start!!! Fortunately, I like the silver receiver and am going to leave it like that.
In addition to the kit, buy a box of disposable plastic gloves - they are required, and get some more fine steel wool for polishing between coats. It takes at least 3 coats to get the right color. You also will need a stopwatch or timer and ALL AFTERNOON to do it right.
March 24, 2013
Worth Every Penny... ~$15
Yes, it's worth every penny of the $15 it costs. It performs as advertised, and it cleaned up my used Taurus Ragin Bull... Spot fixes are highly noticable; BUT that could be my fault... I really need to do the entire piece to get a uniform covering, and matching color... you'll also need... non-latex gloves... Q-tips... 100% medical cotton balls... lots of CLEAN wipe rags (100% cotton as well).. some extra 000 steal wool... and 280gr sand paper (I also used 400 & 600 gr). Work slowly and neatly... I changed gloves (clean) prior to applying the blue.... Also... always use distilled water for the rinsing... Would like to see if the "liquid" blue works better than the paste...
November 29, 2012
Easier and better than I thought it would be. I suggest blueing smaller areas, I tried to cover too much space and had to recoat. It turned out fine...
January 15, 2015