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slowtrigger
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Posted: 12/21/2009 5:04:26 PM
I dont want to heat up a tank for parkerizing. is there any way or thing that can be used to touch up small spots.. I marked up FSB taking it off to thread barrel.
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Posted: 12/21/2009 5:21:37 PM
only 2 ways i know of....:)

1.) sand (media) blast and repark

or

2.) black sharpie
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Posted: 12/21/2009 5:55:00 PM
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Alumablack
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Posted: 12/21/2009 7:27:30 PM
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Alumablack


Will Alumablack work on steel? I thought it was just for aluminum, which it works great on, by the way.
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Posted: 12/21/2009 8:15:07 PM
You can't park a small spot anyway. You have to blast it all and start from scratch.

Here's what I'd do.... flat black paint... or.... who cares... leave it.
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Posted: 12/21/2009 8:40:33 PM
you can blue it, with some cheap blue.


actually covers up small spots well
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Posted: 12/21/2009 9:28:38 PM
I bought birchwood pens and they don't work as well as Sharpies...save your $8 a pop and use a black Sharpie.
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Posted: 12/21/2009 9:51:05 PM
Originally Posted By markm:
You can't park a small spot anyway. You have to blast it all and start from scratch.

Here's what I'd do.... flat black paint... or.... who cares... leave it.


actually I have parked just a small section before.. it was on a 1911 slide, I cleaned area that this idiot ground ejection port area with I dont know what.. redid the mess cleaned, had park tank hot for something else and I just splashed the bare area and it worked.. I never did blast that slide and redo.. if I knew how to add photo I could show it can be done.. just not recomended slide colors dont even match parkerizing, I could not get it black but I got nice dark grey.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 1:06:33 AM
I have been using the birchwood blueing pens for years, they work great for small scratches on parked steels. Just make sure to remove any oil.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 1:40:04 AM
A buddy tells me Aluma Black works great on steel.

YMMV
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Posted: 12/22/2009 8:20:39 AM
Originally Posted By slowtrigger:
actually I have parked just a small section before.. it was on a 1911 slide, I cleaned area that this idiot ground ejection port area with I dont know what.. redid the mess cleaned, had park tank hot for something else and I just splashed the bare area and it worked.. I never did blast that slide and redo.. if I knew how to add photo I could show it can be done.. just not recomended slide colors dont even match parkerizing, I could not get it black but I got nice dark grey.


Interesting... the color issue must be why the barrel guys won't do a partial park.
We need to get over the romance of carrying a 1911 pistol, and get on to the business of shooting smelly bad guys in the face with a modern handgun.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 8:29:06 AM
For small touch-up nothing beats the illustrious Tactical Sharpie!
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Posted: 12/22/2009 10:12:03 AM
Originally Posted By titan7:
I have been using the birchwood blueing pens for years, they work great for small scratches on parked steels. Just make sure to remove any oil.




yeah, its that simple and it will look better. I have an old bottle of B C blue that comes out kinda black/gray so it matches great.

also wont rub off with your finger..........

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Posted: 12/22/2009 11:00:18 AM
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Alumablack



Which works really good on gray parkerizing!
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Posted: 12/22/2009 1:04:54 PM
Originally Posted By titan7:
I have been using the birchwood blueing pens for years, they work great for small scratches on parked steels. Just make sure to remove any oil.


Great little tip, clean the area , slap it on , let dry and oil, doesn't react with the park and just darkens the bare steel.
I've had good luck covering up some of my less than graceful moves.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 3:38:39 PM
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Originally Posted By LIONHART:
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Alumablack



Which works really good on gray parkerizing!


This is what I use for small spots, works great. There is also a product called Oxfo-Blue (Spelling might be off) that works great too...

ETA: Dip a Q-tip in the solution (get it good and wet) and then hold the Q-tip on the sport for about 30 seconds to a minute. As you hold the Q-tip on the metal, it darkens. Repeat as nesessary.
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Posted: 12/22/2009 8:08:09 PM
They parko parts at my job. I wonder if they would get pissed if I brought some gun parts in there?
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Posted: 12/22/2009 10:24:08 PM
I'll see about taking a photo and posting it with photo-bucket, it will show what it looks like,, and how bad this slide was messed up,, I would be embarrassed to do that to a firearm..

1 more day of work then off till 01/04/2010.. will spend all my time building, and seeing about getting one of these



http://grizzly.com/products/Gunsmith-s-Bench-Top-Lathe-with-Stand/G4003G its a really nice lathe, cost effective for me. retirement is coming up fast.. anytime after 02/06/2010 I will be able to retire. just have to go to office sign some papers and become senior citizen, I'm going to get me a straw hat and good cane. and go wild whenI retire to full time gunsmith hobby. Imay even heat my garage