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Offline carguytroy

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Clear coat over bluing
« on: October 23, 2017, 10:19:34 PM »
I read here that some folks are using gun bluing on spindles, other suspension parts.  Can you clear coat over that to keep the color?

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: Clear coat over bluing
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 10:43:26 PM »
You can  but would suggest that you don't.

Been there tried it and even in a low humidity section of the US still ended up stripping it off and oiling. Biggest challenge was repairing the finish with the parts installed when they are clear. If its on oiled parts then you just deal with the rust, recolor if needed and oil again.  Spraying clear runs the risk of the overspray going when you don't want it and you need to strip the whole part since blending isn't going to work well IMHO

Plenty of testimonies in other threads if you've read the threads you saw them.
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Re: Clear coat over bluing
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 12:25:07 AM »
Read a couple but didnít see anything about the clear coat. Good to know. Just re blue it I guess when rust appears?

Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Clear coat over bluing
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 02:55:22 AM »
Read a couple but didnít see anything about the clear coat. Good to know. Just re blue it I guess when rust appears?
Yes, but still oil it with a rust inhibitor like T9 or similar.   
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Offline carguytroy

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Re: Clear coat over bluing
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 05:25:51 PM »
Yes, but still oil it with a rust inhibitor like T9 or similar.

What is T9? The bike chain oil?

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Re: Clear coat over bluing
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 05:55:40 PM »
Boeshield T9. came from aircraft industry to protect bare metal parts. try a search please.
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Re: Clear coat over bluing
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 06:42:54 PM »
What is T9? The bike chain oil?
Yes it is commonly used for bike chains and found in bike shops also.
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