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Posted: 9/22/2020 12:15:05 PM EDT
Good morning,

About to try my hand at Norrell’s Moly Resin for the first time and am curious to hear people’s experiences and and tips in using it and possibly see some pictures. I’ve grown tired of having to pay people to refinish my parts and have read great things about NMR, so believe it will be adequate for what I’m looking for.

I’ve got my parts all blasted with 90 grit Garnet media and will do a final degreasing before I spray and bake when my NMR arrives on Thursday. .

My initial use was to refinish some 1911 parts and a slide, but after reading more I decided to also buy a bottle of the flat gray for a retro build I’ve been working on.

Also, big thanks to Stickman for his awesome write up. I think I’ve read it 3-4 times at this point.
Link Posted: 9/22/2020 1:09:29 PM EDT
Just follow the instructions, it works great. Spray light coats if you are trying to imitate the anodized look.
Link Posted: 9/23/2020 12:35:21 PM EDT
heat your parts before spraying them.  helps the resin dry on contact to prevent runs and get a more even coat
Link Posted: 9/27/2020 1:06:40 PM EDT
Well here’s my first attempt. Parts done were slide, frame, MSH, beavertail and ambi safety. I really like the finish and it’s a little more satin than I expected which I really like.

Link Posted: 12/23/2020 9:06:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2020 9:07:31 PM EDT by raymondj441]
Wow.  Norrells is old school.  I remember reading about it in a Soldier of Fortune magazine circa 1981.  John was rewelding (of sorts) demilled AR receivers and then using his moly resin to finish the projects.  It did match dark grey park and anodizing pretty well.  

When I used it for Garand gas cylinders, I used an airbrush to get it on thin without showing drops.  40 years later, those guns still look good.  The closest thing I've found lately is Midway's Ceramacoat, though I tend to favor finishes that don't need to be baked to cure these days.  The methylethylbadstuff in there is nasty while it bakes.  A toaster oven outdoors is really the ticket.
Link Posted: 4/2/2021 9:12:54 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By johnQpublik:
heat your parts before spraying them.  helps the resin dry on contact to prevent runs and get a more even coat
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+1 That made a big difference when I used it. I did an 870 years ago and it still looks great.
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 12:39:47 PM EDT
Looks good.  And pretty much just what my slide looks like.
Link Posted: 4/30/2021 12:40:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By airgunner:

+1 That made a big difference when I used it. I did an 870 years ago and it still looks great.
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Yes it does.  Did my 1911 slide about 11 years ago and still looks great...
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