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Old 07-22-2020, 07:46 PM
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Hi - Iím fairly new to the forum and am seeking info as to how/what to use to touchup bluing (?) wear on slide lock lever and other slide control areas. The rest of the slide body is perfect. I was unsuccessful in locating useful content using various search terms in the search function. I am hoping that my learned colleagues within the forum will share their knowledge, and get me started on the right track. In advance, thanks much!
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If it is the gun/finish I am thinking it is, it is not Blued but a black finish. You can use a black permanent marker or by some
BC touch up super black




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This is what I use for touch-up:

4 oz Oxpho-Blue Cold Bluing : BROWNELLS OXPHO-BLUE(R) | Brownells

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I use Van's....it is probably a lot like Brownell's....used on bare steel, works good
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If it is this gun, it is not blued.
Slide Finish: Armorniteģ


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A better match for today's guns is Brownell's Dicrophan T4.

This is a black not the usual blue color and matches most guns much better.
As as added benefit, it's also possibly the most durable cold blue I ever tried and I've tried almost all of them.

The key to getting a good job is to thoroughly degrease the part with a solvent like Acetone or a soap cleaner, then after drying liberally spray the part or area with 91% or denatured alcohol.
WARM the area with a hair dryer....Note: WARM not hot until the alcohol evaporates and you see light moisture on the part and it disappears.
Apply a coat of T4 wait a few seconds an rinse off with clear water.

Apply alcohol again, warm again and repeat as many times as you want.
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Keep in mind the slide, according to Rule3's link, is stainless steel.
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