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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/11/2005 5:11:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 5:12:44 PM EDT by sudboy]
I bought a grade 1 kit from Dan's The finish *looks* like paint (very nice at that) but it ain't! After reading reports on this board about the "crappy easy-to-remove finish" that comes off with rubbing alcohol on these kits, I tried to figure out how I would remove the paint. Well the paint turned out to be tougher than I thought. Here's what I tried to remove the finish with:

1) Hoppes No 9 = No effect
2) Sweet's 7.62 = No effect
3) Rubbing Alcohol = No effect
4) Naval Jelly = No effect

Alas, short of sandblasting, the finish (which looks real nice BTW -- did I say that already?) is here to stay. My plan once the receiver arrives is to hit the whole thing with a coat of Moly-Resin over the top of this finish -- just to make things look uniform. What did those Radom arsenal boys coat this gun with? I'd love to know!

Sudboy
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:46:14 AM EDT
Did you try Acetone or Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:30:17 PM EDT
Try some brake cleaner too. If it holds up to acetone and brake cleaner then it is tough as nails!
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 5:55:58 PM EDT
Acetone Kills it. Brake parts cleaner makes it much softer.
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