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My friend has two 1911s in the white (plain cast steel slides and frames) that he wants coated. We'd like to avoid an expensive setup for parkerizing and we'd also like to do it ourselves, so something like cold bluing would probably be best. He'd like a black/dark blue finish if possible, but doesnt really care as long as they dont rust, these guns are just beaters that are going in his car trunks with the jumper cables. Any suggestions on what to use and how much we need?

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Brownells offers a parkerizing solution that is very easy to use. A good flat pan and a heat source and thats about it. Your parts need to really clean, no oil, no finger prints etc. I dont think you will find blueing that will hold up to what you want. Cold blue the whole gun and then put it in a trunk and you will get rust. Do the parkerizing, follow the directions, use a good oil and you will be better off. The rough pourus parkerizing finish will aid in holding the oil on the gun.
 
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