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Old 12-02-2020, 04:21 AM
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possibly a dumb question, but what about gun blueing?

would that help before waxing? or is it a purely decorative finish?
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Old 12-02-2020, 11:50 AM
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possibly a dumb question, but what about gun blueing?
"gun blueing" is a term used to cover a number of different chemical processes.
from manganese phosphate to black oxide. They are all a controlled oxidation
process of the surface. Also all of them leave the surface with a sponge like
layer of crystals. The crystals of phosphate or oxide aid in holding the rust
preventive on the surface. The layer of wax or oil (wax is just oil that is solid at
room temperature) aids in keeping oxygen and water from the surface and any
formulator that is worth is salary has some nice additives to aid in corrosion
protection, often use 3-4 main properties in on product. Like FluidFilm or my
own concoction.

The appear of the final product is also effected by the surface finish of he
metal prior to the oxide process.

In this case many of my parts will be left as blasted to give a flat appearance
first because I like it. Second the "spongy like" layer is deeper and will hold
more oil. I say spongy because it looks like a sponge on an electron
micrograph but is hard not soft.
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Old 12-02-2020, 03:00 PM
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But it does not have desirable frictional characteristics, for this application.
I was referring to the non wood contact surfaces.
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Old 12-03-2020, 05:08 PM
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But it does not have desirable frictional characteristics, for this application.
Or the paste wax fragrance. Much better than the smell of BLO.

Nice job on the rebuild.
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Old 12-03-2020, 07:35 PM
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Or the paste wax fragrance. Much better than the smell of BLO.

Nice job on the rebuild.
Thank you, and I am the odd one, I like the smell of BLO. Also I like winter...
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Thank you, and I am the odd one, I like the smell of BLO. Also I like winter...
Me too!
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Old 12-04-2020, 06:01 AM
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I had to look up BLO.

I'm confused, I didnt realise people disliked the smell of it

I love it.
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:33 AM
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Still waiting on the bearings and some other special parts to show up. Got
everything for the black oxide so I should get getting to that later today or
tonight.
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I didn't realise people disliked the smell of it

I love it.
I know, some people are just odd.
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Old 12-05-2020, 08:11 PM
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Johnson's paste wax, expert advise from an old cabinet maker...

But the bastard is younger than me. Also my shop is always a
challenge for rust control...
Hey now... just because we used this method for as long as I can remember...

Also used the paste wax to lube formica for using certain types of router bits for trimming.

Keeps fish eyes out of the finish.

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