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    Posted: 26 July 2020 at 11:59
Parkerized is a brand name of the Parker Chem Company from Detroit.  they developed a finish  for military guns  ('03, Colt 1911, M1, etc).

It is an electrochemical method of protecting steel from corrosion and it also increases resistance to wear.  It creates  an iron-phosphate layer on the outer surface of the steel, producing a grey/green/brown matte finish that helps to protect from corrosion and increases wear resistance.  Some gun comparies have 'rediscovered it", like CZ and finishing their new guns that way, and saying new/improved.  Actually while it is a good finish, it is also cheaper and doesn't require polishing like bluing does.

I'm renewing my M1 carbine, and want to keep it original.  Got a few small scratches on it.

Do you know of a 'touch up'  I could use?  somewhat like cold blue...but for parkerized guns.
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I found this, other wise there is nothing mush a person an do Think.
Get some Testors gun metal paint, and flat black...........
mix a small amount until it matches the color of the parkerized finish on your gun. 
Apply with a small sable brush...........
small an light strokes until the scratch is covered.........
it has worked for me many times and is extremely cheap.
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