Ferrule query

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Chubman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:27 pm

once you are happy with the blueing colour, apply a coat of jade oil, leave two days to cure and then give it a second coat of oil

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Chavender » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Birchwood Casey stuff is good ,e-bay is a good source for it .jade oils ok but I prefer metal lacquer to seal ,it works as required no wait time just a couple minuets and its done .it does dry clear

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Tengisgol » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:07 pm

Before and after with the Casey's Blue black in here www.traditionalfisherman.com/viewtopic. ... t=peerless
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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Reedling wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Wallys-Cast wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 pm
The brass has to be clean and fully degreased. If it's a cold day try warming the brass a little before applying the solution, it makes a big difference for some reason. The Birchwood Casey Superblue is really good on brass and steel, I found it gave a better finish and darkened faster than Brass Black.

If you are doing the ferrules on a previously finished rod, mask the whippings off before applying the solution or it can get under the varnish and discolour the whipping.
Have you a picture you can put on of blued ferrules please WC, it would be nice to see a comparison. :Hat:
These are all done with Birchwood Casey Superblue.

As you can see it isn't really blue but more of a deep bronze and the more times you apply the solution the darker it gets.

I always give it a coat of cellulose varnish to seal it before a couple of coats of rod varnish while I am doing the rest of the rod. Oil based varnish wont dry if put straight onto a freshly blued item.

Fabulous looking rods Wal, stunning finish, just sublime!

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Reedling » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:11 am

Thanks for putting the pictures on Wal, I do like the colour on those ferrules and will find tips on their finish very useful. Lovely looking rods by the way.

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by ReelMaker » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:43 am

I have used clear cellulose lacquer made by Rustins ,gives a more lasting finish.Reelmaker

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Re: Ferrule query

Post by Richard Jackson » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:55 pm

Sorry to hijack your pist catfish.017 but would pure alcohol clean the ferrules before blueing ?
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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