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Re: Rust Blueing
Reply #15 - May 1st, 2019 at 6:30pm
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I coat the bore with a heavy coat of car wax and use a piece of cold rolled steel to hang the barrel. So far I haven't seen any bore damage when checking it out with a good bore scope.

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Re: Rust Blueing
Reply #16 - May 4th, 2019 at 7:14pm
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I like Laurel Mountain best. It seems to have more of a blue cast to it than some of the others and I prefer that look. The thinner the coat, the finer the rust and the smoother the final finish. I keep coating until there is no change in color. Usually five or six but sometimes more depending on the steel. I use long wooden plugs and support the barrel by them in the boiling water bath. I use a fresh set for every coat/boil. Just my two cents worth. ratseye
  
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