as per title, where do I order/buy Nitre bluing salts from in the UK? Wanting to use them for my small parts LOL (NO, not 'those' parts)...but trigger, levers, sears, pins, etc. etc.
Another one for the bluing experts (mainly Knottaclue and JOe_bloggs it seem - thanks for your ongoing input!), but ALL input appreciated of course: question is - when rust bluing, does the carding wheel allow you to go deep into holes and cracks, etc. The rear of my action is designed with all the various cutouts for pins, sears, levers, etc. etc. etc. I don't want to leave it 'white', as it will rust in no-time at all I think. however, as I am rust bluing the barreled action, and thus not 'submerging' it into any liquids, the bluing will have to be added into all the cracks, spring slots, and holes and THEN carded off - this seems like a really awkward and not very effective way to go, if possible at all. I am then thinking, should I at the same time as Nitre bluing the small parts, stick the rear of the receiver into the salts and effectively nitre blue via submerging up to the beginning of the raceway, which would also cover all the tricky parts I refer to. HOWEVER, this would also blue the top of the rear tang and woudl touch a few minor areas that I want rust blued. So I gues the question now becomes, can nitrebluing easily be removed again with some fine grit sandpaper on those few bits, or is nitre bluing a b1tch to get off again?
I guess the easiest solution way would be a complete submersible blueing, but I really don't want to go that route due to the complexity of the bluing setup with salt baths, etc. etc. etc. unless of course good old Bewsher kindly offers me to stop by and do it all at the same time as he's doing his