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Birchwood Casey stuff is good ,e-bay is a good source for it .jade oils ok but I prefer metal lacquer to seal ,it works as required no wait time just a couple minuets and its done .it does dry clear
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Before and after with the Casey's Blue black in here www.traditionalfisherman.com/viewtopic. ... t=peerless
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Fabulous looking rods Wal, stunning finish, just sublime!Wallys-Cast wrote: ↑Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:29 pmThese are all done with Birchwood Casey Superblue.Reedling wrote: ↑Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:03 pmHave you a picture you can put on of blued ferrules please WC, it would be nice to see a comparison.Wallys-Cast wrote: ↑Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 pmThe brass has to be clean and fully degreased. If it's a cold day try warming the brass a little before applying the solution, it makes a big difference for some reason. The Birchwood Casey Superblue is really good on brass and steel, I found it gave a better finish and darkened faster than Brass Black.
If you are doing the ferrules on a previously finished rod, mask the whippings off before applying the solution or it can get under the varnish and discolour the whipping.
As you can see it isn't really blue but more of a deep bronze and the more times you apply the solution the darker it gets.
I always give it a coat of cellulose varnish to seal it before a couple of coats of rod varnish while I am doing the rest of the rod. Oil based varnish wont dry if put straight onto a freshly blued item.
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Hi interesting and a very nice finish, might try it myself. I used to use super blue on my rifle barrels one thing for sure it will not come off easy like brass black does if left un sealed might be different on steel and brass.
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