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In this year’s box, we’ve hand-selected the best of the best products for you to try at home. So what are you waiting for? Get your daily dose of beauty tips, tricks, and news, sent straight to your inbox. Precision Brand makes a kit called «tool black» and works great. Join Date Apr 2006 Location Westside of America. The newest issue of Modern Machine Shop has a large story about a shop that went to in house black oxide. It sounds like it’s worked out pretty well for them.
Nit: black oxide isn’t «plating,» it’s controlled rusting to produce a particular oxide of iron that happens to be black instead of orange. My understanding is that the «cold» black oxide isn’t as durable as the hot-dip process. It works though, assuming you have good surface prep, and it may be good enough for your needs. The hot-dip process involves some pretty caustic chemicals, so trying to do that yourself would get a lot more involved. O-1 trigger parts that I make. I’ve tried several of the different «cold black» systems in and my experience none of them come close to the appearance or durability of real black oxide. They’re pretty hit or miss depending on the steel alloy and surface finish also, often you get a «cold gray» rather than black.
I’ve given up on trying to use them. The last one I tried I thought I had finally hit the jackpot, after pulling the part out of the treatment on a wire it had a beautiful satin black finish. But the next specified step in the process was to wash the part off with plain water, which I did under a slow running faucet, and ended up watching the beautiful black finish wash off and go down the drain, leaving behind a «cold gray» part, about the color of steel after its been TIG welded. I think it had to do with contamination. I did eventually get a very nice dark gun-blue finish. I didn’nt get it because I figured I can degrease plenty well myself.
Caswell Plating makes an inexpensive kit worth trying. Degrease thoroughly, use distilled water, and you’ll know after a few test parts if the kit will work for you. I’ve done some firearms with a product called M-20 Antique Black. Some I did black and a few wanted blue. I showed one of the black ones to a gunsmith friend and his eyes got real big.