It is currently Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:20 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:13 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:41 pm
Posts: 6
I have Benelli Montefeltro that I bought for hunting various types of birds but mostly duck. Can't rule out a turkey either... I'm going to have the gun dipped to make it a little more moisture friendly but also to get rid of that shiney blue finish. I feel like I should do something with the bright polished finish of the bolt as well. I have considered find a place that can bead blast it but I'd like to save some cash if I could. Any suggestions?
I will say that the guy that does the hydrodipping can do the bolt for an extra $20 but I'm not sure how that would hold up. Any info or suggestions would be appreciated!

Derek




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:46 am 
Crown Grade
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:14 pm
Posts: 4401
Location: SoCal
In my young days I duck hunted every weekend during the season (about 35 years worth), always used a shotgun with shiny blue metal and the same with the Walnut stocks.
Never found it to be a problem............everyone else did the same back then too!
I guess ducks got better eyes these days?? :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:38 pm 
Utility Grade

Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:41 pm
Posts: 6
They must have. :^D shiny guns have gone by the wayside for some reason.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:59 pm 
Limited Edition

Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:45 am
Posts: 341
I bet some scotch brite would dull it. If I was trying to clean it I know it would.

_________________
RIP 8007073


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:33 pm 
Limited Edition
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 27, 2013 7:19 pm
Posts: 473
Location: Indian Head Country Wisconsin
Pick a cold "blue" that's more black and have at it. When it wears off do it again.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=396677&p=3164205&hilit=Blues+no+evaluation#p3164205


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:35 pm 
Crown Grade

Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:01 am
Posts: 2111
Location: Newton Kansas
Ducks can supposedly ID a shiny gun from 5,000 feet AGL these days.

If you insist OP,,, Scotch Brite will make your polished bolt quite satiny.

_________________
I don't always venture out into the sub-freezing darkness, but when I do, it is hunting season, and I carry a Browning. Stay hungry my friends.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:36 pm 
Tournament Grade

Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:32 pm
Posts: 213
20 bucks to have the bolt dipped, go for it. Worst case if it doesn't hold up you have to strip the bolt. Has the guy doing the work not done a bolt before?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 pm 
Limited Edition

Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:52 pm
Posts: 453
I would probably ceracoat all of the metal long before I would film dip anything. Film dip is nothing but paint, whereas a ceracoat finish is a pretty durable ceramic baked on finish. Pick a color of ceracoat you like and have them do all the metal, then if you must, film dip the stock and fore end a pattern that looks good.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:45 am 
Crown Grade

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:46 am
Posts: 4898
Location: Colorado Springs, Co
Why bother!
In my youth, we all hunted with highly blues receivers and shiny wood stocks.
That's all we had!
Now my 4 duck/goose guns are camoed.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Ways to Dull Polished Bolt Finish
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:37 am 
Limited Edition

Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:03 am
Posts: 354
I agree with Dr Duk on this one.

But, if you cant live with a shiny bolt, why not put a candle to it? Light a candle, soot up your bolt. Costs nothing, wipes clean afterwards, etc.




Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: 20ornothing, 2500 HD, 391TODT11, albanygun, Anatidae, B.L.E., Basstar, berettaclayshooter, Bing [Bot], BOB_HARWELL, buckeyejim, bulljiggy, CG504, Chubs, DangitImissed, Dave in AZ, delaware_export, dixierambler, Fesser, Fitasc2, Five forks, FrankH47, FrankHKP7, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Herb S., JacksBack, Jason Johnson, Jcollette, JimmyJames, jml, John H, Jolly Bill, jpwheels, Kevinct, KYShotgun, la angler, ldim, Majestic-12 [Bot], Mallard Cutter, markone, mh454, Mike-Sid, MinerTB, mjlav3, mwmham, oregunner, Pijetro, PJDiesel, ranch23, rbjammin, redviper, RKB, Road Man, Road Rat, Rodbuster, Rubberhead, Safetyfast, sellersm, simsy9, siralfred, Supervet, SuperXOne, Tess, Uggie78, Vette Jockey, VictorGK, XP100, Yahoo [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
© 2017 Carbon Media Group Outdoors    - DMCA Notice