The BaitShop Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > FireArms, et cetera > Rifles and Muzzleloaders
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Parkerized Finish
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

This site is completely supported by donations; there are no corporate sponsors. We would be honoured if you would consider a small donation, to be used exclusively for forum expenses.



Thank you, from the BaitShop Boyz!

Parkerized Finish

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
BEAR View Drop Down
Administrator
Administrator
Avatar

Joined: 07 September 2013
Location: Appalachian Mtn
Status: Offline
Points: 11257
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BEAR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Parkerized Finish
    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.
The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.
Back to Top
d4570 View Drop Down
.416 Rigby
.416 Rigby
Avatar

Joined: 27 January 2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 7029
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote d4570 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2020 at 12:12
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.
Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.109 seconds.