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Posted: 2/1/2006 2:14:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 8:17:22 PM EDT by rogue007]
I am getting a G19 match stainless steel barrel and I want it black, I got a answer from you guys about
using melonite for the darkening. Should I plug the bore or just dump it in there?

The reason I am getting a SS barrel is because it is extended with threads..........and it is very affordable.

I dont think it would hurt it because it is just coloring the metal not painting it or adding a coating on it.


What say you hive minds???????
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 8:17:02 PM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 8:21:36 PM EDT
got a link to the melonite info?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 8:26:52 PM EDT
it would be the last product on the bottom........... link
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:04:34 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:21:43 AM EDT
I have been gunsmithing about 15 years now. I am set up with black oxide (hot bluing) and manganese phosphate (parkerizing) tanks. I have never used melonite though.

I never plugged the barrels when being hot blued (alkaline based solution), but always when parkerizing. Parkerizing solution has phosphoric acid in it and "etches" the steel. If this melonite is acid based I would plug the barrel to be sure. Since it works at room temp. the plugs won't be as likely to pop out like they do in heated tanks.

You definately won't fuck up your bbl by plugging it.


Balming
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 5:23:53 AM EDT
+1 for Balming. Definitely plug the barrel. Charles the Gunsmith.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:30:41 AM EDT
Just for the record that's not Melonite but rather just a cold bluing. Bluing is also refered to as "black oxide".

Melonite is a nitro carburizing process that involves heating to around 1000 degrees something you could not do at home.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:36:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911builder:
+1 for Balming. Definitely plug the barrel. Charles the Gunsmith.



+1 yup plug it...
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:38:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:
Just for the record that's not Melonite but rather just a cold bluing. Bluing is also refered to as "black oxide".

Melonite is a nitro carburizing process that involves heating to around 1000 degrees something you could not do at homesure you can.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:39:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:
Just for the record that's not Melonite but rather just a cold bluing. Bluing is also refered to as "black oxide".

Melonite is a nitro carburizing process that involves heating to around 1000 degrees something you could not do at homesure you can.




really good pizza oven?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:45:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:
Just for the record that's not Melonite but rather just a cold bluing. Bluing is also refered to as "black oxide".

Melonite is a nitro carburizing process that involves heating to around 1000 degrees something you could not do at homesure you can.





Something a LOT of people could not do at home. I think I could, with a little bit of work.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 1:46:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:

Originally Posted By MonkeyGrip:
Just for the record that's not Melonite but rather just a cold bluing. Bluing is also refered to as "black oxide".

Melonite is a nitro carburizing process that involves heating to around 1000 degrees something you could not do at homesure you can.





Something a LOT of people could not do at home. I think I could, with a little bit of work.



I would bet you cannot do nitro carburizing at home. Stop taking things out of context.
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