BLACKEN BRASS

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  1. Jun 14, 2019 #1

    jeff b

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    I would like to blacken the brass on my muzzleloader to make it look like iron . What would be the best way to do this
     
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    Gun Tramp

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    I've had excellent results with Birchwood Casey's, you guessed it, "Brass Black." Takes a little experimenting and seems easier to work with when diluted with water.
     
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    Most any cold blue will blacken brass. It is commonly used to give patina to new guns and other items with brass hardware.
     
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    I am curious about the opposite.... What will clean up brass? IE brighten it?
     
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    Any abrasive will cut through the corrosion and brighten it. 4-0 steel wool, sandpaper. The liquid abrasives are somewhat messy to use.
     
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    Needing to ask is how you can tell someone wasn't in the Army.
     
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    Animal Chimp.gif "Needing to ask is how you can tell someone wasn't in the Army."
     
  9. Jun 14, 2019 #9

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    I got this finish with birch wood Casey super blue. Each coat darkens it more. Apply n let sit for a few minutes. Then I washed in dawn soapy water to neutralize.
    One thing, the brass on this gun had some patina. I had to shine/clean it first with BC blue n rust remover (which I think is just acetone) to get even finish. If A piece wasn’t looking good I’d go back n strip it to shiney brass n start over. A0437EB6-8C6B-4F49-8FE2-09B5F7DC9881.jpeg 50A54B12-89BE-4671-8AC7-632CDB14751F.jpeg Definitely wanna use these products outside IMO for fumes.
     
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  10. Jun 15, 2019 #10

    jeff b

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    Thanks that is what I am looking for. I have some bc super blue in the garage and I will give it a try .
     
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    That looks really sharp!
     
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    jeff b

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    Did you use a sealer after you got it the color you wanted .
     
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    No. Some suggest wax etc but I want to stay away from shiney for hunting. I shoot almost daily and the gun goes in and out of case a lot with little wear/shine so far
     
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    Too blue for brass. I like rubbing burnt B/P on the brass....character and normal old brass look.
     

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