I recently read "Tips on Improving Tubular Track". They suggest a cleaner as well as a way to darken the center rail. I am interested to know if anyone has any experience with these products and if they have had any positive or negative results. they recommend. The products are all used in firearms restoration.
Here is what they say -
"Start by darkening the center rail with cold metal bluing compound. Bluing compound is used in firearms restoration and is sold at many sporting goods stores. Good results have been had by using Birchwood Casey no. 13425 Super Blue Liquid Gun Blue. An alternative color, is Birchwood Casey 14130 Plum Brown Barrel Finish.
If the track is dirty, first clean it with Birchwood Casey no. 16225 Cleaner-Degreaser.
After setting the track aside to dry overnight, I place oil or WD-40 on a cotton ball and lightly wipe down the middle rail. Lastly, I wipe all the excess oil off the middle rail.
You must use gloves and eye protection when using these compounds and work in a well-ventilated area."
Please advise if anyone has experience using these products, or, any other products to get the same center rail darkening effect.