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The reason I'm asking is yesterday I bought a flat black one, think it was Birchwood Casey, but might be incorrect.
Anyway, I thoroughly cleaned the surface area real well using acetone. I also roughed it up a bit with some emery cloth. this is on the muzzle area of a Ruger American, they have a black textured finish, not really a blue type finish at all. So I followed the directions, shook it real well for about 2 hours, just kidding, about 2 or 3 minutes because I had no clue how long it had been sitting on the shelf, know what I mean.
When I applied it I was able to get an almost identical textured match, but when I checked on it today after having set over night it flaked off really easily. So I'm thinking this may not be intended as a permanent or even semi permanent touch up, but rather something to hide unsightly worn spots for the day, or while in public view, that could be an embarrassing moment ya know.
I put a few scratches on the barrel of my CZ 308 while hunting pigs in the mountains in TN. I bought a bluing pen at Cabelas and am satisfied with it. You have to make sure you remove all oil from the area to be blued. Rubbing alcohol and a soft cotton cloth is what I used. So I'd say buy another pen and give it a try.
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