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Steel Blackening Solution
I am looking for a recipe to put a black finish on mild steel. Can anybody help me. Kevinkevin C [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
sawell - South Africa
We have an FAQ about black oxide and cold blackening. You can follow that up with more in-depth information in the Metal finishing Guidebook. After you have a general idea what technology you are interested in, please get back to us with your followup questions. Thanks.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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For blackening mild steel, and pretty much any ferrous (non-stainless) steel, try Brownell's Oxpho-Blue. Shy of sending parts out for hot blueing and specialty oxide blackening, this has been the easiest and most durable cold-blue solution I've ever used.Mike Forti
- Franklin, Massachusetts