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Posted: 1/26/2011 10:18:10 PM EDT
Anyone have any good home recipes that you have tried?

Pics of results are preferred. I need to re-park my 1911.

Link Posted: 1/28/2011 5:51:35 AM EDT
I thought about going the homebrew route but just bought LCW maganese solution. It wasn't too expensive by the gallon. YMMY

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Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:12:07 PM EDT
+1 on the Lauer black manganese. Inexpensive and looks great.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:58:45 AM EDT
You could also check with Brownell's- their zinc phosphate parkerizing is quick and easy to use plus you can reuse the solution, which in my experience gets stronger up to a point the more you use it. By the time you buy the materials to make your own its easier to buy a prepared solution.
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 3:00:24 AM EDT
Allehegeny Arsenal has a decent setup, complete with all chemicals.

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