View Full Version : Darken fresh Park?

February 10, 2009, 22:32
Hey all-
I just had a 1911 re-parked and it looks great. Nice dark almost black park-smooth & even. Only hitch is the frame is a couple of shades lighter. Is there any way to darken it a bit more? All the parts were parked at the same time.

Ron Walker
February 11, 2009, 13:31
There is. If they were both in the same batch, the frame may be harder. Cook it a bit longer until it matches the slide. I'm assuming you used the type that doesn't require a pre-dip to blacken. Ron

February 11, 2009, 14:11
Rub cosmoline into the steel and heat to around 180-200 degrees so it really melts into the steel. Made my DSA receiver almost match the STG-58 parts with original park.

February 12, 2009, 11:14
While the part out of park tank and still hot, run a cold blue. Dark and durable.