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Posted: 10/12/2004 5:45:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2004 3:45:44 PM EDT by Pinned-Recessed]
The finish was coming off my bolt carrier, so to clean up it's appearance, and make it resemble the early rifles more, I polished it. However, aside from lacking rust protection, it doesn't gleam like I want.

Now, I want the carrier to have some corrosion/rust protection and I want it to shine like the bumper on a '57 Chevy, so I am going to have it chromed.

Is there a place that does this "properly", or would any old Chromer work? Is it expensive, and how would it affect the carrier? Tell me about this procedure please.

Thanks.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 3:47:51 PM EDT
BTT. Come on, someone has to know.

This place is THE PLACE for AK knowledge.

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 5:10:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2004 6:20:46 PM EDT
Perfect Campy!

Thanks a million!

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 7:30:26 PM EDT
Anyone have pictures of this done?

I think the bolts look much better if they haven't been blued. Mine wasn't. Shiney may look cool...or bad.,
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:58:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 2:11:49 AM EDT by AW4EVER]
I polished this one with a 1/4" die grinder and Scotch - Bright disks. Started with a red one and finished it with a worn out blue one. A light coating of oil will prevent it from rusting. Only took about 30 minutes.

Link Posted: 10/14/2004 7:12:32 AM EDT
Here's an alternative to the shiny silver look.
I removed all machine marks and buffed on a Baldor buffer to 500 grit then hot blued.
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