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    Default My first attempt to blue a receiver.

    Yep, I tried it. I never blued anything before. I am going to leave it at this because I am afraid I might mess it up. Next time, I am going to try it with a stripped receiver. Before I add anything to it. I think it might work out better. Also, I am going to ignore the step that requires you to wash it off in water. All this surface rust is a pain to get rid of.
    This is an East German kit with a Yugo UF stock on it. I blued the underfolder too cos it was all worn. The stock came out better than the receiver.
    The valuable lesson I learned from all of this is that Krylon BBQ and stove paint cannot withstand the mighty cleaning power of Rusty Duck. lol.
    Here are some pics. The flash from the camera produced some light spots but the bluing is all uniform.
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    I think it looks great! Was it hard to do?

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    Mine looked great also....until I cleaned it and most of the bluing washed off hopefully yours will be more permanent.

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    Yea, the blue is very hard to apply and messy. Not my 1st choice in finishes.

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    I used the same thing on my Yugo. I cleaned everything with brake cleaner and heated the parts in the gas grill before blueing. It didn't come out too bad.


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    I think it looks pretty darn good, especially for a cold bluing.

    The key to a good blue job is the prep work. Just like parkerizing, the parts must be void of all traces of dirt and oil. Brownell's makes a paste type cold blue that works pretty good. Can't think of the name off hand though.
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