I have mentioned, I simply love the products from the fine
American company BIRCHWOOD CASEY, of TRU-OIL, my favorite
finish. But I don't think I've talked about their other gun
products, so here we go.
Guns are like tools - they're made of steel, exposed to damp
conditions and rust if you don't look after them. So my thinking
is that if you can go out shooting grouse in the Scottish
Highlands with them to no ill effect, then their products should
protect chisels in a workshop in Kent.
I used their Blue & Rust Remover and then Super Blue before
bluing an iron I made and it is still pristine. So why not blue
This stuff Blue & Rust Remover is excellent. There wasn't any
bluing on the chisels but some light surface rust and grime and
this shifted it all, preparing the steel for the bluing liquid.
It is important to degrease the metal which I did with meths
Once all the chisels were de-rusted, it is important to remove
all traces of the fluid. Again, Methylated Spirit or Denatured
Alcohol if you live west of the Pond was used.