I'm looking for a durable and rust resistant finish I can do myself and I heard nitride could be parkerized over and it made me wonder, can nitre bluing can be parkerized over?
The Brits used to paint over parkerizing; Cera-cote and Dura-cote are two that are frequently applied over parkerizing, also - although Lauer recommends applying both over freshly blasted, bare metal.Sorry if this is a dumb question but what are some good modern coatings?
My understanding is that the OP has a gun that is nitre blued, not nitrided. Totally different finishes, as you're probably aware.If your gun is already Nitrided, which is an excellent and durable finish, it would have to be media-blasted to do anything to it. I think a great finish would be Nitride over a blasted surface. For barrels, nitride over a machined surface. A gun that is blued can be Parkerized after media-blasting. Like already said, Parkerizing can be painted over if it has been de-greased or never oiled. If you want a black gun but Parkerized, Manganese Phosphate is gray to near-black, but bluing after Parkerizing can yield a matte-black finish. Simply bluing after blasting also yields a flat black finish and is called 'black oxide'. Oven-cured gun finishes are also durable over blasted steel and can even be effective over simple wire-brushing but there are a few tricks to get a lasting job with these..