Does anyone know anything about, or ever tried, cold blueing small parts NOT made of gun metal?
I want to build a lanyard for my pistol, and I would like to blue the spring clip (the part that attaches to the lanyard ring) to at least somewhat match the blueing on the gun and on the ring. I could paint it flat black, but I don't think that will be as aesthetic or as durable.
My question is, what is the best metal and/or finish to start with for this purpose?
The most common snap is steel with a bright, possibly chromed finish. Or I could use a galvanized part (if I can find one). The only other thing would be to use brass, but I'm not sure if that material is suitable for the job (I've seen brass lanyard rings offered for sale with the caveat "for display purposes only.")
Any ideas would be appreciated.
Also, I'm expecting to use the Birchwood-Casey brand Cold Blue unless someone has a better suggestion as for a better quality product or easier to use. (I've never blued anything before-obviously.)