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Old 08-06-2018, 09:58 PM
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How do I lock the temper color into my blade?

How can I lock the tempering color into the blade? Can this be done by quenching in oil after taking out of the temper oven? Thanks for any help.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:12 AM
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Temper colors are oxides that form on the surface of a blade. It is VERY thin, and very fragile. It will literally rub off with a little use/time. In order to make it more durable, it would need to be covered with a clear coating of some type. The best recommendation I can offer would be Gun-Kote clear. I use it on various blades, and it works well.

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Old 08-07-2018, 11:27 PM
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Thank you very much!
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