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    "Cherry Red" case hardening compound?

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    Post by Andy. Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:06 pm

    There have been posts in the past regarding hardening mild steel trigger sears and the above product has been mentioned, however has anyone here had first hand experience with the stuff?

    It is available on ebay, but is a little pricey, and some youtube vids recommend it for gun parts.

    But is it suitable for crossbow trigger sears where loads are generally much higher?
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    Post by banuvatt Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:37 pm

    I'm not very familar with "hardening" trigger sears but isn't there this method where you heat up the part till it either turns straw yellow or red then dump it in like canola oil? If I am wrong please forgive me as I said before I have limited knowledge on this topic.
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    Post by Andy. Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:45 am

    Yeah there is, but the steel you use must have a good carbon % to begin with. The stuff I'm using is rolled mild steel without enough carbon for heat and quench hardening.

    Cherry Red, and the now unavailable Kasenite, are case hardening powders that apparently add carbon and harden the surface of mild steel.

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