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Posted: 8/29/2005 5:13:44 PM EDT
I've got an armalite middy that I want to refinish. The upper receiver has some pretty deep gouges that I'd like to fill/sand first. Anyone know of a good compound that will do the job, handle good moly resin adhesion, and 300 degrees for curing?
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:04:46 PM EDT
Marine-Tex available at boat supply and repair shops.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:39:16 PM EDT
marine-tex? sounds like a bad idea- if it's made for aluminum hulls and not for anodized aluminum, it's a no go.

Try using duracoat. Lauer Custom Weaponry also markets and sells Durafill which is for filling in scratches and marks. I happen to like Duracoat and have had good results.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:58:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TRIGGERFIN:
I've got an armalite middy that I want to refinish. The upper receiver has some pretty deep gouges that I'd like to fill/sand first. Anyone know of a good compound that will do the job, handle good moly resin adhesion, and 300 degrees for curing?




MolyResin can be cured at lower temps....
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 2:28:49 AM EDT
jb weld...holds to 600 degrees...
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 5:49:55 AM EDT
Thanks for the suggestions. JosephR's got me thinking about trying my hand at durafill/duracoat. I'm stuck in a rut on this OD scheme using Moly (pile 'o OD colts below) so I ordered a bunch of templates and duracoat from lauer. I'll do some before/after shots of the armalite. I'm going to do a mirageflage using blacks, tans, and greens to start with.

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 6:08:43 AM EDT
Marine-Tex is NOT made for aluminum hulls. It is made for sealing cracked engine blocks and cylinder heads on inboard engines used by boats. It is DESIGNED for high heat applications.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 7:37:41 AM EDT
Triggerfin- I think I know how you get dings and scratches on your uppers and rifles- you should get a gun rack made of wood, not made of other rifles lying on the gound!

Duracoat is a nice way to go- the hardener ratio sucks. They say 10:1 or 12:1 and suggest using 6 tablespoons per teaspoon. That's 18:1 in my book. Too much hardener makes the finish very shiny.

This is my rifle done in tiger stripe brown:



I've got Woodland Brown and Woodland Green still left but I'm not sure How I want to apply them...


OR

http://www.torrenga.com/~jrybicki/MY%20RIFLE/DMM4/dragon%20stripe.jpg

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 10:11:23 AM EDT
JosephR


You are missing something, oh wait, here it is.....

Link Posted: 8/30/2005 10:26:18 AM EDT
did your buddy photoshop that or did you do it? I saw you refinished one in gray last week...
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 3:14:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 4:34:32 PM EDT
But then scratches and dings also builds character
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 6:57:52 AM EDT
yeah, but painting over scratches and dings on a firearm, especially an AR is like painting over rust on an old car. tacky.
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