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Blackfast – Background

A history of the blackoxide process

Throughout history weapon manufacturers have explored different metal finishing processes to protect their carefully crafted products from oxidisation. Their solution to the problem was to oxidise the metal surface and render it inactive from further attack.

The secrets of the chemical blacking processes known to the ancient alchemists are nearly all lost. There are a few artisan who still practice some of the traditional methods of blueing. Their metal blacking process involves dissolving copper nails in acid into which the item to be cold blacked is immersed, followed by burial in the soil for a number of weeks. The result is a deep blue black colour which when oiled has a lustrous appearance.

etymology This cold blacking process is known in the English language as blueing or more recently as chemical blacking or chemiblacking, whilst the hot oxide process is known as black oxidising or black oxide. Illogically many Europeans have adopted the old French term, brunissage for the name of the process, which literally translated means 'browning'. In German it is brünierprozess or brünierung and in Scandanavian brunering. The Spanish have a more colourful slant to their term pavanado, which is a very similar word to peacock with its magnificent deep iridescent purple blue plumage.

the future.. With the growth in popularity of the Blackfast process during the last 10 years and its ubiquitous use throughout Europe there has been the development of yet one more name for the process...Blackfasting!!!


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Acid Pickling

Acid Pickling

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Acid Pickling Solutions

Acid Pickling Solutions

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Antique Brass, Copper, Pewter Solution

Antique Brass, Copper, Pewter Solution

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Antique Brass, Copper, Pewter Solution

Antique Brass, Copper, Pewter Solution

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Antique Zinc Solution

Antique Zinc Solution

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Automotive Degreasing Solutions

Automotive Degreasing Solutions

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Automotive Iron & Steel Blacking Solution

Automotive Iron & Steel Blacking Solution

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Automotive parts

Automotive parts

Automotive parts are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Ball screws

Ball screws

Ball screws are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enquire for more in...

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Becoming a Blackfast distributor

Becoming a Blackfast distributor

Becoming a Blackfast distributor gives you the opportunity to SELL a unique blacking product invented in the U.K. and manufactured by the U.K. market ...

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Blacking Aluminium

Blacking Aluminium

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Blacking Iron

Blacking Iron

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Blacking Room Temperature

Blacking Room Temperature

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Blacking Steel

Blacking Steel

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Brass Metal Colouring

Brass Metal Colouring

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Chains & sprockets

Chains & sprockets

•chains & sprockets are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Chemical Blacking

Chemical Blacking

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Chemical Blacking Plant

Chemical Blacking Plant

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Chemical Degreasing

Chemical Degreasing

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Chemicals Acids

Chemicals Acids

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Chemicals Degreasers

Chemicals Degreasers

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Chemicals Heavy Duty Rust and Scale Remover

Chemicals Heavy Duty Rust and Scale Remover

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Chemicals Solvent Degreaser

Chemicals Solvent Degreaser

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Cigarettes Machine Degreasing Solutions

Cigarettes Machine Degreasing Solutions

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Cigarettes Machine Iron & Steel Blacking Solution

Cigarettes Machine Iron & Steel Blacking Solution

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Clutch Parts

Clutch Parts

Clutch Parts. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Clutchs Degreasing Solutions

Clutchs Degreasing Solutions

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Clutchs Iron & Steel Blacking Solution

Clutchs Iron & Steel Blacking Solution

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Cold Blackening Chemicals

Cold Blackening Chemicals

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Conveyors Degreasing Solutions

Conveyors Degreasing Solutions

Blackfasts' room temperature blacking process is a simple dip operation specifically designed for use in factories. The process does not materially ef...

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Blackfast Chemicals August Special Offer!

Blackfast Chemicals August Special Offer!

For the month of August we are offering UK Manufacturers 20% off our 20Litre Blacking Line! Includes 20litre tanks, chemicals to fill plus steel fr...

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BLACKFAST CHEMICALS are proud to announce the launch of its new online store and website!

BLACKFAST CHEMICALS are proud to announce the launch of its new online store and website!

If you work in the engineering, tooling, automotive or manufacturing industries and regularly need to black small metal parts and components thus enha...

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Chemical blacking solution

Chemical blacking solution

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Blackfast Brochure

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Why should you Choose Blackfast?

- Established over 30 years
- Free samples supplied on request
- Sample processing facility/demonstration room in Leicester and Surrey
- No quibble money back guarantee
- Experienced and knowledgeable team
- Free no obligation quotation

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Blackfast Chemicals

  • Unit 2 & 5 Russell House
  • Molesey Road
  • Walton-on-Thames
  • Surrey
  • KT12 3PE

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