Customer Comments


All comments posted here have been reprinted with the customer’s permission.

J.M., Taber, AB (
September 25, 2016

I have attached a picture of some parts from an old Cooey Model 084 that I refinished with your Antique Express Rust Blue. To me they turned out very near perfect. Also applied Clenzoil to the parts when Blueing was complete. Seems to be a great combination. This was my first project using PJ's products and was only accomplished with the great information provided by Paul and yourself. I am looking forward to continued use of your products. P.S. I went went over each part 7 times to achieve this. They seemed to not change from the 6th to 7th treatment. After which the Cenzoil really finished them off nicely.

E.B., Santa Cruz, CA
June 21, 2016

Very happy with your product (Clenzoil). Thanks.

S.P., La Crete, AB
June 6, 2016

.. the products worked very well for me. I had a little trouble with the receiver on a post 64 Winchester 94 but with enough coats it turned out looking nice. The barrel and magazine tube worked really well. I really like the oil, the fact that you can wipe down your entire rifle from stock to barrel is a major bonus to me.

Note: Winchester chose to use a powdered metal ('sintered') that can be difficult to reblue, however, our Antique EXPRESS Rust-Blue will do the job nicely."

F. L., Saint-Raymond, QC
April 26, 2016

I received the package and everything is perfect! I already made some test and we can definitely make some nice finish with this (Parkerizing) product! Only thing that is a lot harder to do than what I expected is having a similar color on a set of pieces when they are made of different alloy and different hardness. For the exact same treatment (180 degrees, 15 minutes) I've obtained light grey to very dark grey/almost black pieces. Mild steel parts are the ones with the light grey color. Now I understand why the colour of some parkerized firearms(even modern ones) is a total mismatch. Thank you very much for your excellent service.

C.S., Calgary, AB
February 14, 2016

Thanks for the info! I must say your customer service is bar none but your website “Customer Comments” appears to be a little out of date. You can add me if you wish. All products supplied to me have exceeded my expectations. That includes Clenzoil, RB-17, Radocy, and Van’s. Customer service and follow up have been excellent.

S.C. , Yellowknife, NWT
January 17, 2016

I bought a blueing kit off of you a couple years ago, and you carefully shipped it up to Yellowknife for me. Unfortunately it had frozen with tiny acicular needles in the blueing solution. You gave me some advice for getting rid of the needles, but I didn't get back to it. I noticed the needles were gone when I looked at it last week, so I dug out the instructions and tried it this weekend. Your instructions were excellent and clear, and the product worked just awesome - I have a beautifully blued barrel and action. Just thought I would let you know - you have a great product, and you stand behind it well. Thanks again.

B.R., Amarkdale, ON
December 21, 2015

The package arrived today, one day ahead of schedule. Thanks for such an excellent packaging job!

K.M., Glenrock, Wyoming, USA
December 7, 2015

You can certainly link us and quote us as saying you have the best cold blue out there - obviously we only use it for touch-up work, but it really is fantastic in those cases.

We generally do hot bluing but use cold blue to test for stainless and to occasionally do touch-ups, so we don't go through a lot. In any case, yours is the best cold blue we've found in the twenty years we've been in business. We're glad you're still stocking it!

J.H., Shongaloo, Louisiana, USA
November 16, 2015

THANKS for a WELL packed package ...received this morning in great shape. Will tell everyone how nice and prompt your company is..if anyone needs any product, I will surely recommend PJ’s.

J.C., Toronto, ON
November 6, 2015

I am very happy with all the products, and tested almost all of them on a K31 swiss rifle that I am try to restore. They all worked very well. The cleaner is great, as it is thick, so it stays where you put it, and it gets rid of rust really quick. the oil is very thin but in a good way, just a drop of that brings out the deep color of the blue. I tried the cold blue, it is great too. one thing that it does really well is, that the blue is very even and smooth. I have tried different cold blue from different manufacturers, some of them are too light, some of them are dark, but not as even. The result of the cold blue matches really well with the original blue. I can show you some of the parts that I had worked on if you like. I will try the rust blue later when I get the chance.

B.M., Hanmer, ON
October 26, 2015

Yes I received the way you were right about the RB17 cleaner. I couldn't believe how good of a job it did on the bores of my rifles and how quickly it cleaned them. I will definitely be ordering more once this bottle runs out. Thanks again.

P.R., Montreal, QC
September 23, 2015

The solutions arrived today and everything was in good shape and extremely well packed. I will probably only try the products this weekend or next week but I will make sure to give you feedback. Thanks again for everything and for excellent customer service.

R.D., Chatsworth, ON
July 10, 2015

Everything is great. Great customer service and product, I will continue to buy from you and tell others.

N.Y., Charlotte, N.C.
June 22, 2015

Place me on your website with my comments…I stand by them and your products but more so your service and care.

“You have been wonderful in all respects and I shall give you an update as to how these products have worked.”

“Oh my God!!! tried your Clenzoil & RB17 for the first time and was smiling like a fool. One of the pistols, a Star BM (1911 look), had superfluous rust and it’s gone. All in all I am very satisfied with the products and wish I had more of your flyers to push, among the locals and the FFL I use, Beltway Gun & Pawn, Charlotte NC (Cliff). I have already told him so the seed is planted. I cannot express how grateful I am to have somehow met you and followed your guidance.”

P.L., Sept-iles, QC
May 14, 2015

Thank you for the fast fast reply ;). Also wanted to say the RB-17 is some good stuff.. and I love the Clenzoil. Have a great weekend and in case no one told you yet, great customer service.

J.B., Innisfail, AB
May 6, 2015

Shipment received.. everything in order.. had to try it (rust blue) out… had an h and r receiver ready to go and all I can say is wow.. amazing results very happy so far. Thank you very much.

K.M., Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC
April 30, 2015

Yes it (rust blue) was delivered. I already tried the bluing on small parts and I’m really impressed how deep dark black it is… it looks beautiful.

D.Y., Clarksville, AZ
May 1, 2015

Yes, it (Clenzoil) all arrived in great condition, and a day early at that! Just in the nick of time, too, as I was down to about a teaspoon of Clenzoil in the bottle I've been using. I'm going to apply that to the wool applicator. I really appreciate that thoughtful extra! I can't express just how nice it is to do business with someone who takes such good care of me, even from 1820km away! Thank you sincerely.

L.O., Chicoutimi, QC
April 29, 2015

Thanks for your awesome service.

RL., Bon Accord, AB
April 13, 2015

Thanks for the discount and if the new Bluing solution is as good as the old stuff I will certainly continue to use your products. Thanks again for your excellent service.

C.L., Burnaby, BC
March 15, 2015

Here are the before and after pictures of the gun as requested. I picked the gun (Remington Wingmaster Model 870) for $100 in fair condition. Poorly fit recoil pad, painted parts, faded/no bluing. I stripped it, polished it, blued with your wonderful product and put on a barrel I had and refinished a stock set for it as well. Now it’s ready for clay busting and next month, turkey hunting!

March 10, 2015
I used both products (RB-17 & Clenzoil) after my trip to the range on Saturday. They worked great and left my apartment smelling a ton better that Hoppes 9 did! Thanks again for checking in.

March 1, 2015
I blued the receiver today and it went really well!!!! Everything worked perfectly and I will try and get pics to you ASAP. The bluing looks great …the finish is flawless and a deep glossy blue. REALLY happy with the products and service. You guys rock and I would not think twice about purchasing again or recommending your business and products to others.

E.Q., Sauble Beach, ON
January 13, 2015

Thanks a lot Joan and Paul for the products and great communication. I'm looking forward to the bluing and if I do have any issues or questions I will be sure to call! I will try and send some pictures of the finished product to show you guys. This is my first venture into bluing and I am thankful you will lend out your knowledge in helping me if I have any issues. I will not hesitate one bit to purchase from you guys in the future nor will I hesitate to recommend others to you. Thank you very much!

L.K., Griffin, Georgia, USA
December 31, 2014

Thanks for the excellent service!

December 5, 2014

Your company is great!

C.G., Edmonton, AB
December 7, 2013

Thank you for all the great support, I have been receiving your is quite apparent that your products are the best available in Canada, Thanks.

S.M., Morton Grove, IL USA
September 10, 2013

Thanks for keeping me so informed during this whole ordering process. You are definitely the exception to the customer "no-service" that most companies offers these days.

M.A., Gananoque, ON
March 18, 2013

I would like to thank you for the prompt service you provided; I received the items in record time. I have been scrubbing guns for the past days to pass the winter blues, another foot of snow, here in Ottawa today. Thanks again.

D.R., Ottawa, ON
March 3, 2013

The products arrived in good order. Thank you very much for your prompt service! I will be in touch to let you know how I've made out. Paul, I can't tell you how much that I enjoyed our conversation, I will employ the excellent tech tips that you brought to light for me. Nice in today’s world to actually speak with a real person, and receive some information beyond what is written.

R.Q., Coos Bay, Oregon, USA
February 5, 2013

I've used RB-17 for the last 15 years and my supply is almost out. Hope you have it, nothing better!

W.R., Shaughnessy, AB
July 6 & 13, 2013

It's refreshing to deal with nice people like yourself. Thank you for the great service you guys offer; I wish they were all like you!

I'm very happy with both products. I'm using both RB-17 and Clenzoil to clean and maintain my guns. Another pleasant surprise, I quickly discovered, was the pleasant smell they both have; even after weeks of sitting, I can pull the guns out and the smell still remains. I will most certainly be using these products from now on! Simply put, 'They're awesome' !!! Thanks again for all you guys do.

B.M., Kitchener, ON
June 18 2013

Thanks for the great service, it is appreciated...very professional. I will be sure to order more products from your company.

D.W., Eaton Rapids, MI, USA
April 12 2013

I have been using the (RB-17) gel cleaner with GREAT SUCCESS & EASE.

R.L., Brentwood Bay, BC
April 10 2013

...very happy with the results (re rust blue).

J.R., Kingston, ON
April 5, 2013

I bought Parkerizing awhile ago and I finally got around to doing it. Turned out way better than I could have expected! Awesome finish. Great product!

B.R. St. John's, NF
February 13 2013

Once again, thanks for the service. It's people like you who know how to keep customers! I am looking forward to getting good results and recommending you to other firearm enthusiasts in my club and at work.

We replied: "Thanks for the compliment - we take pride in not only selling professional products but in providing professional service."

T.D. Hanmer, ON
January 2013

Thanks again for the amazing service.

I.R. Denham Springs, Louisiana, USA
May 21 2012

Yes everything arrived good to go. Thank you..I appreciate the fantastic communication.

P.N., Rockport, MA, USA
March 22, 2012

The RB-17 is fantastic! I've used it on several guns. Amazing results. I have a 1930 Ithaca double barrel guage shotgun that has been sitting in the corner of a friend's cellar for many years. I painted the gel cleaner on, let it sit overnight and then used fine steel wool and a bristle brush ...I brought the barrels back to a respectable condition. Thanks! Now looking for more guns to recondition.

G.J. Kelowna, BC
March 19 2012

I am loving your customer service!

J.R. Kingston, ON
January 28 2011

I have some pictures I'll forward along with a comment about your bluing product as I was indeed very pleased with the results.

A.Z., Michigan, USA
June 7, 2011

Wow! I am very happy with the results I obtained from your Radocy Parkerizing product! This pistol had been poorly blued before I got it and now it looks like it should! Effortless process, too! I could not be happier with the results...I'm looking for other things to Parkerize.

J.P., Nokomis, SK
January 19 2011

Thanks for the great service.

J.R., Georgia, USA
September 14 2010

Everything arrived perfect ... your customer service has been excellent and I will recommend you to anyone who might need your products.

J.R., Kingston, ON
July 15 2010

The Radocy Rust Blue is an outstanding product.

J. T., California
April 20, 2009

I’d like to recommend PJ's Gun and Metal Care Products to all gun owners needing maintenance products for their firearms. In addition to excellent oils, their cleaners and bluing products are top quality. Before my first purchase with them, I spoke with Paul about my needs and got friendly, knowledgeable advice and recommendations that were valuable to me. I’ve recommended PJ's Gun and Metal Care Products to all my shooting friends and will continue to order knowing that I will get a quality product.

R.B., British Columbia
April 16, 2009

Please send me two monthly specials so I can introduce a friend to your products. I love the RB-17 gel cleaner and the Clenzoil is fantastic. I keep a soft cloth with a bit of Clenzoil on it in a Ziploc bag to wipe down my gun after shooting at the range. As a result, I never have to deal with rust. Living on the coast where there is always moisture in the air to some degree, I used to always have rust concerns with stored firearms but not anymore, thanks to Clenzoil.

W.T., Ontario
April 16, 2009

Thanks for a great product. I like both the cleaner and oil so far.

March 18, 2009

The package arrived on Monday, super fast, very well packaged.

S.S., Ontario
March 27, 2009

I received the package yesterday. All items are intact and look good. Thank you very much for your fast shipping and excellent service.

P.M., Ontario
February 7, 2008

I’m very satisfied with RB-17 products. Service is great and it’s always a pleasure dealing with you. I’ve been using your products for over 10 years and stopped using all others since then.

J.T., California
August 21, 2007

Many thanks for the shipment. I’m sure that I will find the Clenzoil to be good since a non-greasy product was one of the characteristics that I appreciated. Sure appreciate your attention.

R. B., British Columbia
January 26, 2007

Paul, thanks for the Clenzoil and RB-17. I used it last night on my 356. The RB-17 is a fantastic cleaner and if the Clenzoil is half as good as they advertise, I’ll be using that from now on. I especially like the fact that it won’t damage the wood.

C.S., Montreal, Quebec
March 5, 2007

Thank you for the follow-up; I got the shipment and I'm already using it (Radocy Parkerizing).  Top notch service and products as well.  Very satisfied!  Keep up the good work!

Gerry Boran, Blockhouse, Nova Scotia
September 14, 2007

Just a quick note to let you know how impressed I am with your Radocy Parkerizing solution. I refinished a Browning; it was easy to use and the finish is fantastic. Thanks again for the great product.

April 15, 2007

Based on my experience with products I ordered from you in December 2006, I decided to become a dealer. As the owner of a custom gun smithing shop, I am happy to endorse your products - they truly are excellent. I use them on a daily basis and am very pleased with their performance.

December 14, 2006

The RB-17 is probably the best cleaner I have seen so far and I have tried quite a few. The gun I tried it on was neglected, never cleaned, but I think I brought it back to life. It came out extremely clean. Can't wait to blue and parkerize. The Cenzoil is also nice.

O.R., Ontario
January 8, 2006

I first tried the RB-17 gun cleaner after picking some up at an Orangeville show. I ended up giving most of the bottle to someone else who was curious about it. I was impressed by how well it cleans without the strong smell.

G.P., Japan
September 29, 2005

I received your package and I tried the RB-17 bluing solution. It is fantastic! When I run out, I will be sure to reorder from you. Thanks very much for your collaboration (G.P. is a sword maker using our bluing solution to colour the hilt of the sword).

T.G., Laval, QC
April 27, 2005

I received the package safe and sound and parked my pistol yesterday ... the results are wonderful, very nice, even flat colour.

J.S., Hamilton, Ontario
April 17, 2005

Thanks for the quick shipment, A-1 packaging and emails. Wow, I think I just experienced customer service as it should be; lots of retailers should take a page from your book. Thanks again.

N.M., Bowmanville, Ontario
December 24, 2004

Thank you very much for the speedy shipping and great product. Cheers!

B.P., Gatineau, Quebec
October 6, 2004 

Re your advertisement in the Oct. issue of Firearms Access…I am a hobby gunsmith and have been looking for quality products like this for a long time in Canada. I used to get chemicals from Brownells, but they stopped shipping chemicals to Canada for many years now. Thanks for the fast shipping, I received everything on Tuesday.  I will be ordering again in the near future. Please let me know if you expand your line of products, as I would be very interested.

J. J., Beaverlodge, Alberta
September 7, 2004

Thanks for the follow-up.  Your product (Radocy Parkerizing) was easy to use and has proven extremely durable - a professional quality product with professional quality results. Being an apprentice gunsmith, I found this product was everything I was looking for. The product was complimented by the professional and courteous sales support.  A true Canadian business with caring people, who care about your hard earned money. Thank-you and I will be ordering more in the future.

April 24, 2004

Excellent, thank-you so much for your speedy reply.  If you could please forward me your address so I can send payment, that would be fantastic. Once again much appreciated service.  Take care.

J.F., Cambridge, Ontario
September 5, 2004

I got the package (Radocy Parkerizing) on Tuesday!! Holly fast!!  I did a slide and a frame with it the next day and I could not be happier, this stuff is awesome.  The slide came out nice and dark, like a med. to dark charcoal gray and the frame came out just slightly lighter.  Both have a very even and uniform coating and seems to be standing up very well to the handling that I have put it through…..once again, thank you very much for saving my day!!

Jeff Smith, Valley Gun Smithing Co., Petawawa, Ontario
September 2, 2004

I use your products & am very happy with the results.

M. H., Ottawa, Ontario
August 24, 2004

Just wanted to let you know I did my first Parkerizing job with your solution and it worked perfectly!…..very happy with the results…..the end result was beautiful…’s a few pics of just some of the stuff I did…it turned out so well I think I’m going to get my smith to do the barreled receiver with the same solution so everything matches.  Thanks again, I will definitely be ordering more of this stuff.  [see photos and more details under FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions -  Parkerizing Section]

A.M., Ontario
August 22, 2004 

Hi, I've just heard of your company, and it's reputation for quality products. I've got an old wingmaster 870 with worn bluing. It has no rust or pitting. I was considering rebluing it, but I'd be happier with a parkerized finish as long as it looks professional.

I've never refinished a firearm before. I can't decide if I should attempt it myself, or hire a professional. Can you please give me a quote for parkerizing it for me, and give me an idea of how tricky it is to get good results when parkerizing yourself?

Our response:  There is no trick - the directions are straightforward and as you will notice on our web site (, we provide technical tips under our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section. You need a tank large enough to put the parts in and we can provide support re the how to do it yourself steps.  If I were to do it for you, I would charge $125 which includes having it sand blasted to degrease and clean the metal totally, which is a must before parkerizing. Let me know - you can call me anytime. Paul 905-773-3538.

S. D., Montreal, Quebec
August 17 2004 

Paul, I told you about a year ago that your product line would make the gun fan drool!….your service is unequaled… (in response to notice re web site launch)

April 18 2003                 

I was finally able to try your Parkerizing solution with amazing results.

E.I., Toronto, Ontario
May 7, 2004

This has been one of the easiest transactions I’ve been involved in for quite some time.  I did post a review of the order on the Canadian Gun Nutz message board (in the Main Battle Rifles forum).  I’ve included the text below.

“For what is worth, I thought I’d post the results of ordering a single 8 oz. bottle of the solution (Radocy Parkerizing) from Paul (the contact info is in the FAQ).

I mailed off a cheque for $25.00 last week along with a letter requesting a bottle of the solution. Two days after I mailed it I got a phone call from Paul to confirm the order and also to advise me that I underestimated the postage (my bad).

I received the bottle today in the mail and can barely restrain myself from immediately taking over the stove and Parkerizing like a mad monkey.

This was probably the most painless transaction I have ever been involved in. Not only did I receive an immediate response from Paul, but he kept me up to date, and even followed-up with an email after the item had been posted (I’ve often received much less customer service on much larger purchases).   He’s also a shooter, so you get some good gun conversation into the bargain.”

R. M., Richmond, BC
May 5, 2004

Hi Paul, I got your e-mail address from the Canadian Gun Nutz Forum, and am interested in some of your Parkerizing chemicals.  Your solution got rave reviews on the forum.

Barney Gotuaco, Collingwood, Ontario
April 5, 2004

Can I buy some more Radocy Parkerizing solution…that stuff is fabulous.  More people from our Canadian Gun Nutz board are going crazy for the stuff.   Cheers.

April 7, 2004                       

We are sending all kinds of more members from our site to your business. Just hosted a clinic and we used your Radocy Solution.  The results were posted as digital photos and more members are driving me insane with inquiries.  Thanks... I will be placing an order soon, too.

B.M., Oakville, Ontario
January 31, 2004

Paul, neat stuff! Seems to work as advertised.(re Radocy Parkerizing)

C. B., Grande Prairie, Alberta
January 1, 2003

Could you please forward pricing on the RB-17 product.  I have tried the sample and, as you said, it works great.  I am ready to be converted over to this product.


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