The YouTube tutorial highlights the steps in the bluing process for bluing steel parts. The bluing process is also known as gun bluing or firearm bluing. It is a process used to create a protective and decorative layer of oxide on the surface of the metal to prevent corrosion and rust while creating a sleek blue-black shade on the surface of the metal. This method applies successfully to gun barrels, receivers, and other metal components.
A Step by Step Guide
The handgun bluing process starts with degreasing the metal to remove any dirt and debris before the bluing process can start. The next step is to heat the metal to a specific temperature for the bluing process to be effective.
Properly heating the metal to the appropriate temperature is essential; it will negatively affect the bluing process. The next step is the hot bluing method. The technician submerges the metal in a bluing liquid or solution. The bluing solution promotes the oxidation of the metal’s surface in a controlled manner.
After achieving the ideal bluing finish, the metal is removed from the liquid and rinsed off to remove any additional liquid. It is then placed in a neutralizing liquid to prevent the liquid from continuing bluing before it is oiled and sealed. The most important fact to remember is that there are various techniques and solutions to this process.