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Model Engineering Glossary: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Blackening Steel

There are a number of different ways to achieve a black finish on steel.

Gun Blue

This is a cold treatment method, but be very careful as the chemicals are poisonous.

Linseed Oil

Heat the steel, apply the linseed oil and ensure part is coverved in oil and then heat again to a cherry red. You will see the linseed oil going black.

Quench in Old Engine Oil

Heat the steel part to a cherry red and then quench in a jar of old engine oil. You can repeat to get a better finish.

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Model Engineering Glossary: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z