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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/17/2005 8:20:36 PM EDT
Did the Russians paint their AK's or just park? Or did they park and paint?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 8:59:18 PM EDT
its a high gloss laquer paint
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:09:26 PM EDT
it's a park base with a enamel baked finish applied over it........it's a pretty tough finish.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 5:16:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 9:39:34 PM EDT
Depends on which era.

Some were blued, some were parkerized, some were painted and blued, some were painted and parkerized. What I've seen most were blued I am not sure how the Russians made up their minds. I know one thing though the blueing wears off pretty quick and so I wonder if they stared painting to cover up worn blueing. In the AKs that I have seen made in the 70s it seems they came out of the factory painted over parkerizing and still some were blued and painted. In the ones from the 50' and 60s that I have seen painting was intermittant more like done afterwards perhaps as an armorer fix?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:27:51 AM EDT
If you want a similar look using a very high quality product, you can add extra hardener to Duracoat and it will increase the shine all the way up to the sheen you'd like to see on a Porsche. I did it by accident on an AR upper receiver and instead of using a jackhammer once it cured, i roughed it up and recoated it
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