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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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taking a blue finish to a Matte finish

I have an older shotgun that has some wear on the blueing from where the slide action rubs it. I would like to just get the entire thing sand blasted or bead blasted down to a matte finsh. Does anyone know where you look to get this done? Is it a gunsmith thing or a metal shop? I am in Mercer county and just looking to get started in the right direction. Thanks Ron

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 06:30 PM
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Would be a cheap option....
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Re: taking a blue finish to a Matte finish

matte or polished is determined before the blueing is applied.
it all depends on how you prep the bare metal

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Re: taking a blue finish to a Matte finish

You can get it bead blasted, but it will probably have to be refinished.........any respectable gunsmith, or machine shop should be able to do it....

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Re: taking a blue finish to a Matte finish

After you refinish it, it will rub back through the matte finish.

Your not fixing the problem by changing the finish. Keep it oiled and use it.

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Re: taking a blue finish to a Matte finish

Maybe I need to ask the question another way. I would like to have a matte finish (not shiney) what is the best route to achieving this?

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Re: taking a blue finish to a Matte finish

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Maybe I need to ask the question another way. I would like to have a matte finish (not shiney) what is the best route to achieving this?
strip the finish off, and parkerize it.....

Or, strip it off, and spray it with duracoat.....

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Re: taking a blue finish to a Matte finish

Thank you!!

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