Ferrule query

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Chubman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:27 pm

once you are happy with the blueing colour, apply a coat of jade oil, leave two days to cure and then give it a second coat of oil

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Chavender » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 pm

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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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Tengisgol » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:07 pm

Before and after with the Casey's Blue black in here www.traditionalfisherman.com/viewtopic. ... t=peerless
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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Reedling wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Wallys-Cast wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 pm
The 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.
Have you a picture you can put on of blued ferrules please WC, it would be nice to see a comparison. :Hat:
These are all done with Birchwood Casey Superblue.

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.

Fabulous looking rods Wal, stunning finish, just sublime!

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Reedling » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:11 am

Thanks for putting the pictures on Wal, I do like the colour on those ferrules and will find tips on their finish very useful. Lovely looking rods by the way.

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by ReelMaker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:43 am

I have used clear cellulose lacquer made by Rustins ,gives a more lasting finish.Reelmaker

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Richard Jackson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:55 pm

Sorry to hijack your pist catfish.017 but would pure alcohol clean the ferrules before blueing ?
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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Lovatt » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:55 pm

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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