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Re: Darkening cast iron?
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Re: Darkening cast iron? ()

Jim DeLaney, Austintown, Ohio
"I've been looking into bluing, but I gather that it is not durable. Is this so? "

It's essentially a 'rusting' action' which is fairly durable - but surface penetration for cold bluing isn't very deep, so it'll scratch fairly easily, and will wear off with day-to-day handling.

That said, 1. it's easily repairable, and 2. how much handling are the drawer pulls likely to get? Bluing will likely last for years before touch-up is needed.

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