Can stainless steel be blued?
Also to know is, can a stainless steel barrel be blued?
Yes, some grades of stainless can be blued. The barrel on this PPC Trooper is a Douglas stainless.
One may also ask, can stainless steel be colored? A. Yes, you can color stainless steel, but it is not a process that is typically performed in a plating shop. A thin layer of chrome oxide forms on the stainless steel, and by controlling the thickness of the oxide layer you can obtain colors that vary from bronze to blue, gold, purple and green.
Beside this, are stainless steel barrels better than blued?
Stainless is more corrosion resistant and usually stronger than blued steel.
Will a stainless steel gun rust?
Stainless steel does not rust. SS can, and does rust. In order for weapons grade SS to be strong enough to contain the violent forces in a gun, there must be a lot of carbon added to it. The more carbon in steel, the more easily it will rust.