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Unread 06-04-2020, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Damascus bbl protective coating

Should Damascus bbl’s have some type of sealant on the outside. Example lacquer or wax or varnish . Just curious I have a Parker with Damascus bbl’s I read somewhere about coating them . Just asking

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Same with case colors. Some put a coating on them some don’t.
Parker did not originally coat their metal finishes with any sort of protective coating. And some of the costs that people use can soften and flake off when used. I personally prefer to just keep things wiped down with oil and keep them natural.
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Thanks for the info I don’t use a coating as such just oil on the metal and sometimes wax on the wood
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When I refinish Damascus and Twist barrels I wax them. The rational is this: during refinishing the barrels have been in a lot of water and to make sure there is none left under the ribs a heat gun is used to ensure dryness. If any moisture weeps from under the ribs the wax will keep it from ruining the finish. The wax on the barrels is then buffed.
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Dale Edmunds recommended a hard carnauba wax. Bachelder recommended Watco Danish oil. Oscar Gaddy used a spray lacquer.
Renaissance Wax is not a good product on Damascus, and can obscure the pattern in my experience.
I’m with Harry. A Good hard wax protects, doesn’t get affected when it’s wiped with light gun oil, and doesn’t chip or yellow like lacquer or drying oils.
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