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Posted: 9/25/2005 7:10:57 AM EDT
Is there any problem doing this will this make the parts too big? I want to make the Iraqi ones I have already made the wood part with the writing and the medallion I just need to plate the AK any suggestion?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 7:42:19 AM EDT
i've seen it done alot but it makes me
just build it then plate it i'd think
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:27:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 8:29:40 AM EDT by santanatwo]
yea, I've done it.

IT does make the parts bigger, and when I do it again, I know now where to watch out for clearance issues.

First of all, I think one should be very careful about adding to the bolt and bolt carrier. specificaly, the area where the bolt slips inside the bolt carrier. I would wrap the cylindrical part of the bolt in black tape, and put some inside the bolt carrier, where the bolt fits inside it.

Also, just leave the foregrip retainer in the position that it will be in while the lower is in place.

And the only other place to watch out for, is the place where the upper handguard is latched by the little lever thingy. I would take file and remove a VERY small amount from there, just to be safe, before plating.

Other than that, there are no other issue which I am aware of. I have done a few of these, and hey alway turn out better than I expected.

P.S> AKs have a lot of slop, and everything fits kind of loos anyways, so I wouldn't worry about anything else.

P.P.S. let us see some pictures when you get done. I have been wanting to replicate that same AK pistol, witht eh gnarly wood grips, goldmedalion, and script.

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 8:36:54 AM EDT
where is a pic of this ak you are trying to replicate
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:10:46 AM EDT
This wiill be the ak I will want to build
http://www.ak-47.us/pic/Gold-AK47/gold-017.jpg
and aready have this done but the wood des not look that good
http://www.ak-47.us/pic/Gold-AK47/gold-005.jpg
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:43:03 AM EDT
Thats not wood its bakelite. Alot of people on this board trash on people who nickle/gold/chrome plate their ak's, i think its sweet looking. Once your done show us some pics. McM
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:37:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motorcityman:
Thats not wood its bakelite. Alot of people on this board trash on people who nickle/gold/chrome plate their ak's, i think its sweet looking. Once your done show us some pics. McM



I think its cool too, not so much as a range gun but more of wall hanger. Nice conversation piece...
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:47:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Robotizing:
I think its cool too, not so much as a range gun but more of wall hanger. Nice conversation piece...



Conversation would go something like this:

Guest: "You have a gold plated AK?"
Robotizing: "Yep"
Guest: "Cool"
Robotizing: "Uh huh"

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:12:33 AM EDT
I am not sure if it is the same gun I have seen described but one guy built a gun like that and it was simply a paint on finish... I will never be able to find the thread or page again as I don't even remember which website or forum I saw it described on...

Good luck and post pics if you do it as I would love to see it even if I didn't do one myself...
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:19:26 AM EDT
yea, I saw that paint on finish too. IT looked GOOD.

But I am sure it doesn't have the same look and feel in person.

A bling AK is a thing of beauty and power, and rust resistance...

yea baby!

Harley guys will worship you, chicks will drool on you.

hail to the king, baby!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:25:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 10:27:17 AM EDT by Darkest2000]
if you want to do it, go with Chrome, it'll have corrosion resistance property and hardness better than nickel and won't look too bling bling and overly soft like gold.

Plus you can choose to have matte, brushed, or polished with chrome. Not so with gold and nickel.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 10:39:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Quarterbore:
I am not sure if it is the same gun I have seen described but one guy built a gun like that and it was simply a paint on finish... I will never be able to find the thread or page again as I don't even remember which website or forum I saw it described on...

Good luck and post pics if you do it as I would love to see it even if I didn't do one myself...



http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=4&f=64&t=75836

It was just up a few days ago. Gunkote according to the thread.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:31:54 PM EDT
no no no, you CAN choose with nickel and gold.

bead blast before plating for a glistening finish, wire brush before plating for a polished look, and sand blast for a matt finish.

or, you can do combinations... such as polish, nickel plate, mask in tiger strip pattern, lightly bead blast...

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:17:35 PM EDT
I've personally seen two different AMDs that santanatwo had nickel plated. They both looked super sharp! One of my AMD pistols is going to be given a matte chrome finish just for grins and giggles.
santanatwo, tell me one more time where you got yours plated!
Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:00:56 PM EDT
top secret
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:18:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 7:21:49 AM EDT by cruzie27]
you simply must tell,..or at least take my rifle to your gold guy,.. i want to do a full size ak and put some nice black synthetic fore grips and stock on it.

please email me at cruzie27@yahoo.com if you can help in any way

i forgot to say,.. i sprayed gold metalic spray paint on one of mine and in direct sunlight it would blind you,.it made me all giddy inside,.but the it rubed off just as quick as it went on
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 12:36:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 12:38:59 PM EDT by Kevin_M4]
Here's that image of the guncoat rifle (I think), I had saved it and finally remebered about this thread....

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:30:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 9:33:21 PM EDT by santanatwo]
I don't have a "gold guy" yet. My dad called some place up in the city, and talked to someone about it. But we never went through with it. For that matter, I wouldn't mind doing one with platinum finish.

IF you want it done, just call around to some machine shops, and see who they recomend,
YOu want the best, that's for sure.

edit: you can get it done cheaper at an automotive/motorcyle plating specialist, rather than a gunsmith. Just call around, look int he phone book under "plating", yellowpages.




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