What is Parkerizing metal?
Parkerizing is a method of protecting a steel surface from corrosion and increasing its resistance to wear through the application of a chemical phosphate conversion coating. Parkerizing is commonly used on firearms as a more effective alternative to bluing, which is an earlier-developed chemical conversion coating.
What does bluing liquid do to metal?
Bluing also helps to maintain the metal finish by resisting superficial scratching, and also helps to reduce glare to the eyes of the shooter when looking down the barrel of the gun. All blued parts still require oiling to prevent rust.
Does bluing prevent Rust?
Does bluing prevent rust? Cold bluing is a controlled oxidation of ferrous metals similar to rust. Whether cold or hot blued, these metals should be treated with a wax, lacquer or water displacing oil to reduce exposure to corrosion causing moisture.
What is parkerized finish?
Parkerizing is the process of protecting ferrous metals from corrosion and wear by applying a chemical phosphate coating. Parkerizing is an excellent gun coating in its own right and it also makes a perfect base for our DuraCoat® Firearm Finish!
Can you put beeswax on metal?
A beeswax finish on metal is a unique way to protect a metal surface against harsh elements. This finish can be done by anyone using a Bernzomatic TS8000 torch and just a few essential, inexpensive materials.
What chemical is gun bluing?
Bluing may be applied, for example, by immersing the steel parts of the gun to be blued in a solution of potassium nitrate, sodium hydroxide, and water heated to the boiling point, 275 °F to 310 °F depending on the recipe.
Does Parkerized finish rust?
Without the oil or grease, a Parkerized finish will rust faster than more common (and advanced) finishes. This opened the pores of the steel and let the Vaseline soak into the steel, protected by the Parkerized finish.
Do you need Radocy solution to Parkerize a firearm?
Here is what you need to know about using the Radocy solution to Parkerize a firearm. Parkerizing is a 15 – 20 minute job plus preparation time. You need a suitable stainless steel tub large enough to put the parts in (use a vessel that is not common hot or cold rolled steel as the steel will phosphate).
What kind of finish does PJ’s gun and metal care use?
PJ’s Gun and Metal Care Products carries the Radocy Parkerizing solution which produces a medium to dark gray finish (for more details see Parkerizing section below). Parkerizing generally provides a more durable finish than bluing because it allows for better oil retention and therefore is more abrasion resistant.
Can you use muriatic acid to re-Parkerize a firearm?
If you are re-Parkerizing a firearm, the finish should be stripped off by an experienced person. To avoid problems, we do not recommend working with muriatic acid or any other acidic compound to remove the previous Parkerized coating. Here is what you need to know about using the Radocy solution to Parkerize a firearm.
What’s the difference between Parkerizing and bluing finish?
Parkerizing generally provides a more durable finish than bluing because it allows for better oil retention and therefore is more abrasion resistant. Bluing (Blueing) is a controlled rusting process. It was originally used to camouflage a bright surface and to protect against rust.