Coloring the surface of metal by applying concentrated heat from a blowtorch or oxyacetylene torch. Oxidation gives the metal a blue tinge. Also spelled blueing. There is a chemical solution available which also blues metal. [Can you tell us precisely what that is called?]

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  • Bluing — may refer to:* Bluing (fabric), household product used to improve the appearance of fabrics * Bluing (steel), passivation process in which steel is partially protected against rust * bluing of machine parts to check for tolerances, see engineer s …   Wikipedia

  • Bluing — Blu ing, n. 1. The act of rendering blue; as, the bluing of steel. Tomlinson. [1913 Webster] 2. Something, as indigo or other preparations, used to give a bluish tint, especially to white clothing when being washed. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bluing — Bluing. См. Воронение металла. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • bluing — ☆ bluing [blo͞o′iŋ ] n. a blue liquid, powder, etc. used in rinsing white fabrics to prevent yellowing …   English World dictionary

  • Bluing — Blue Blue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bluing}.] To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bluing — bluː n. color blue, color of the sky or sea v. paint blue; treat with bluing (substance used to whiten clothes); waste money, spend extravagantly (Slang) adj. having a blue color; sad, depressed (slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bluing (steel) — Bluing is a passivation process in which steel is partially protected against rust, and is named after the blue black appearance of the resulting protective finish. True gun bluing is an electrochemical conversion coating resulting from an… …   Wikipedia

  • Bluing (fabric) — Bluing, laundry blue, or washing blue is a household product used to improve the appearance of textiles, especially white fabrics. Used during laundering, it adds a trace of blue dye (often synthetic ultramarine, sometimes Prussian blue) to the… …   Wikipedia

  • bluing — or blueing noun Date: 1669 a preparation used in laundering to counteract yellowing of white fabrics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bluing — /blooh ing/, n. Chem. a substance, as indigo, used to whiten clothes or give them a bluish tinge. Also, blueing. [1660 70; BLUE + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bluing — noun a) A substance used in laundry to whiten clothes; blue b) Any of several processes to protect steel against rust …   Wiktionary

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