Refinishing Gas Cylinders

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by rustler, May 14, 2002.

  1. rustler

    rustler G&G Newbie

    Someone gave me the following method for refinishing the stainless steel gas cylinders.
    Heat them up to over 500 degrees F and then drop them into dirty, used motor oil and it will blacken the metal permanently. He called it carbonizing.
    Is anyone familiar with this, and does it work?
    I would like a little more info before I get into my wife's oven and kitchen with a quart of used oil.
  2. Stock Doc

    Stock Doc G&G Evangelist

    It is like bluing and yes it works just not always very dark. There is a guy on the CSP forum that does them for a couple of bucks. He notifies everyone when he is getting the oven going. They are done exactly as the government does and I think he will blue them also. They will give you his name if you ask over there. Rick B