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Matte finishes?

How do you touch them up?I,ve worked on standard blued surfaces but never a matte.
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Re: Matte finishes?

Isnt the blueing proccess the same? I believe its the final metal surface finishing (bead blasting vs 200grt vs 400grt ect ect) that producess the matte vs gloss finish? If thats the case, I would think the same way you touch up gloss blueing would be the same as matte. That is if its a blued finish and not one of the baked on type finish's.

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Re: Matte finishes?

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Isnt the blueing proccess the same? I believe its the final metal surface finishing (bead blasting vs 200grt vs 400grt ect ect) that producess the matte vs gloss finish? If thats the case, I would think the same way you touch up gloss blueing would be the same as matte. That is if its a blued finish and not one of the baked on type finish's.

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Correct. Bluing is bluing. Matte vs. mirror or other finish is simply the desired level finish achieved through sanding. Bakering is usually a little more of an involved process and generally used on double barrel guns with soldered barrels which you can't hot blue with your general bluing salts.
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Re: Matte finishes?

Thanks.How do you think on touch ups I could create a rough matte finish?Just small touchups.
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Re: Matte finishes?

I use a this. I have even used a black Sharpie.

http://www.birchwoodcasey.com/Finishing/...63-f412c6638a29
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Re: Matte finishes?

I have one but it would put on a smooth finish.How would I get the reapplied finish rough?
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Re: Matte finishes?

The bluing is not roughed up but rather the roughed up spot needs to be blued.

Bluing the metal is the step done right after finishing the metal to your desired level (matte, mirror, etc.). For instance if it has a matte finish and just needs touched up, you would just apply cold blue to the spot you want to blue. If the finish was somehow rubbed in a particular spot you would have try to spot sand the place to match the rest of the finish and then blue it. I wouldn't advise this as it would likely stand out like a sore thumb or at least no worse than if you just applied cold blue to the spot needing reblued.

Once blued, nothing is done to the gun other than cleaning, oiling, and reassembling.
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Re: Matte finishes?

Okay I got ya.So the metal prepped surface has the rougher matte surface and then just traditionaly blued after.I figured the matte finish was created durin the bluing process.
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Re: Matte finishes?

You got it now. You can have a gun that is polished to a mirror finish and one with a matte finish in the same bluing tank at the same time.
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