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#238460 01/31/2011 05:08 AM
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Guys,

I have an otherwise very nice matching COF44 bayo that I got from an estate sale. For some reason, the vet removed all the finish off the pommel, cross guard and frog stud with a Dremel tool and left behind the grinder marks. I have it pretty well smoothed out now and am wondering what to use to give it the original blackish factory look?

What do you recommend?

Thanks, Lance

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Lance, I surely hope that someone can help you with this problem!
Maybe a cold blue?

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Nickle Black for nickle silver or white metal, PermaBlue or 44/40 for steel.


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I had some Perma Blue I've had for a long time from another project and am quite happy with the results.

From this;

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To this, (sorry, other and better pics were too big).

Didn't really notice the different shades in the first pic until it was in the bright sunlight. Looked much better inside!


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I usually use 2 or 3 coats of blue, then a coat of boiled linseed oil. Let the oil soak in and dry. That should give a durable even finish.


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Don't be afraid to use 4/0 steel wool* and put on additional coats.
Jim
*Soak the steel wook in acetone first since it's coated with oil which inhibits blueing.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

Not bad for $25 from an estate sale, eh?

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Super job there!
You're soundin' like a Canadian... Eh!


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