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How do I get a more aggressive parkerizing finish?
I'm using a basic parkerizing process using phosphoric acid, manganese dioxide powder, water and
0000 steel wool
[affil. link to info/product at Rockler]. The results have been nice but I'm looking for a little more aggressive finish using the same chemicals maybe in a different proportion or different procedure. I've seen some parkerizing that has a crystalline appearance and that's pretty much what I'm looking for: Even a little pitting would work for me.
design & manufacturing - Gladstone, Oregon, USA
Try Zinc Phosphate Parkerizing. It is grainy in appearance and can be Blackened.
Firearm Restoration - Avon, IN, USA
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