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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2018, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Re-bluing...DIY or go pro?

Looking over my GPR last night, I can see I am getting to a point where it is going to need the bluing re-done in several areas (around the lock, at the muzzle, around the sights, etc). Having never done this before, is it a fairly easy process, or would I be further ahead paying a smith to do it? And if I were to take it somewhere, and ideas on the pricing?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2018, 08:53 PM
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Not sure how concerned you are with keeping things traditional, but I would consider getting a cerakote job done.
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If youíre going to re-blue, have a pro do it. The home/DIY solutions I have seen just donít come close to the quality of a professional hot salt bluing job.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2018, 10:37 PM
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Don't let Precision Bluing out of Greene, New York touch your Lyman GPR. I went down that road and it was a bad mistake. I had to get the BBB involved with this company steer clear of them.

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Not sure how concerned you are with keeping things traditional, but I would consider getting a cerakote job done.
I had considered it in all honesty.
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I bought my hawken used at an auction, it had a cold blue on it, it was a kit gun. Looked bad enough to me I had it hot blued. Only 1 small spot that it didn't take perfect, looks way better and better rust prevention too. If I remember right it was around $150 but don't quote me on that.

Had a smitty near Greenville do the job
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Thanks barbell...may take you up on that.

Not so much concerned about looks as I am the rust prevention that you mentioned.
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Do it yourself cold bluing works, and can look pretty good, but its not as long lasting as a professional hot blue job done by a gun smith.
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