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 Norrel's Moly Coat
Aeneas2020  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 4:35:30 PM
Working on my 656 build and come to find out that the person I had hoped to do my moly coat on the receiver isn't currently offering the service. I am thinking about getting into myself but as this is my pet project I really would like someone with some experience to handle it. Can anyone on the forum recommend someone that can do this professionally?

p.s. anodizing is out as the receiver is part aluminum and part steel.
carbonfly  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 5:11:02 PM
I had zero experience with firearm refinishing prior to using Norrell's. My 3Gun turned out great. No major complaints. I used an HVLP gun to apply the paint. Here's the results.









Aeneas2020  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 5:35:06 PM
Looks great! want to do mine? lol
uxo2  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 6:17:34 PM
Preparation is everything.

You can get away with using a cheeppppyyy testors canned air airbrush

and you wife's oven.

Follow the directions.

Use a RESPARATOR.

have a oven thermometer
aardvark_ratnick  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 6:23:56 PM
If your really worried about it send it to Norrell. They do a great job, turnaround time is just a few days and their prices are as reasonable as anyone else offering the service.
carbonfly  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 6:28:24 PM
I followed stickman's walk through HERE

Yes, preparation is EVERYTHING. It's easy to paint, but you need to pay attention to detail with the prep work. Also, paint the parts when they are HOT! It makes the paint lay down so much better. I heated my parts up to 150 degrees prior to painting.
Aeneas2020  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 6:35:39 PM
Yeah i think i'm going to practice on some peices first. I was unaware that norrel did anything themselves. Thanks

p.s. stickmans tutorial makes things much clearer thanks for all the help guys!
ZedsDeadBaby  [Team Member]
11/3/2013 7:43:31 PM
Tony Rumore uses it on all the Tromix Saiga 12s he does.

Very nice durable, matte finish.
doin-it  [Member]
11/3/2013 8:57:50 PM
Check out KG Gunkote as well, I've refinished all my firearms w/ their stuff.
LastRites  [Member]
11/4/2013 11:08:23 AM
Norrells works well. I agree with the pre-heat but wouldn't take it over 110 degrees. Get it too hot and your moly coat will peel/flake in the near future. I had read one thread where someone suggested a pre-heat temp of about 200 degrees or better, tried that on an old beater knife blade and it proceeded to peel pretty quickly. One thing I noticed that is although it portions of it peeled, the peeled areas still would not rust.

Prep is important
A big oven that has an even temp is important
And a good spray gun helps a whole lot.
FlyingIllini  [Member]
11/4/2013 3:27:42 PM
[quote]Originally Posted By LastRites:
Norrells works well. I agree with the pre-heat but wouldn't take it over 110 degrees. Get it too hot and your moly coat will peel/flake in the near future. I had read one thread where someone suggested a pre-heat temp of about 200 degrees or better, tried that on an old beater knife blade and it proceeded to peel pretty quickly. One thing I noticed that is although it portions of it peeled, the peeled areas still would not rust.

Prep is important
A big oven that has an even temp is important
And a good spray gun helps a whole lot.[/quote]

I always heat to 250 and have never had Norrells peel off.