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The Process of Gun Blacking

Gun Blacking: The Process

The process of gun blacking is a popular method of enhancing the appearance and durability of firearms. It involves treating the metal surfaces of a gun with a chemical solution that turns the metal black.

Gun blacking can be done at home with the use of a gun black kit, or it can be done by a professional gunsmith. In this article, we will explore the gun black process and provide a step-by-step guide on how to black a gun at home!

The gun black process involves several steps:

  1. Thoroughly cleaning the firearm’s metal parts
  2. Applying the gun blacking solution
  3. Letting the solution dry
  4. Rinsing the firearm
  5. Applying protective coat

The steps are detailed below, one following the other.


The first step of the precess is disassembling & cleaning the metal parts thoroughly. This is typically done using a degreaser or solvent, which removes any oil, grease, or other contaminants that may be on the metal surface. Once the metal parts have been cleaned, they are rinsed with water and dried completely.


The next step in the gun blacking process is to apply the blacking solution. This is typically done using a brush or sponge, and the solution is applied evenly over the entire metal surface of the gun. 


The solution is left on the metal for a set period of time, usually between 5 and 15 minutes, depending on the type of solution being used.


After the gun black solution has been applied and has had time to set, the metal is rinsed thoroughly with water and dried completely. At this point, the gun may have a dull or matte finish, depending on the type of gun black kit used. If a glossy finish is desired, a polishing compound can be applied to the metal surface.

Protective Coating

Lastly, and most importantly, is the application of a protective coating. Applying a protective coating helps to protect the metal surface from rust and corrosion, as well as provide a layer of protection against wear and tear. A variety of coatings can be used, including oil, wax, or clear lacquer. Doing this will ensure your firearm’s black coat will last for hundreds and hundreds of hours of use! 

Choosing The Product

When it comes to choosing the right material to get the blacking process started, there are a few things to consider. Look for a kit that is easy to use and comes with clear instructions. You should also consider the type of finish you want – some kits provide a matte finish, while others provide a glossy finish. Finally, look for a kit that comes with a protective coating to ensure that your gun remains protected after the gun black process is complete. 

We at Blue Wonder Gun Care are happy to provide the best Gun Black Kits on the market. With easy-to-use instructions, our blacking kit makes the entire process a breeze. Our Gun Blacking Kit provides a durable, matte black finish that looks great on all types of firearms. And, perhaps most importantly, it comes with a protective coating of our Blue Wonder Lubricant that will keep your gun looking great for years to come!

So there you have it! I you would like instructions on how to use our gun blacking kit, please click here!

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