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Posted: 1/8/2003 5:30:26 PM EST
First, what do I have to do to get rid of the paint (I think that it is paint)? Then once I strip them, what protective finish do I put on them? Any experience (with pics please!)? Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 4:43:20 AM EST
I sandblasted mine, then had Todd at Ohio Rapid Fire "park" them, charged $3 ea, look like my M11 finish/color.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 8:00:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By SBR7_11: I sandblasted mine, then had Todd at Ohio Rapid Fire "park" them, charged $3 ea, look like my M11 finish/color.
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Any suggestions for those of us who do not have a sandblaster? I've a bunch of mags, including a 50-round Lanchester I bought from IMA, that have a bunch of dried-on grease, filth, and grime, and some of them have both the crap and some rust. Any suggestions on a degreaser that won't STINK UP THE WHOLE HOUSE?
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 1:58:18 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 2:06:26 AM EST by tfod]
On some I had good luck with degreasing I used hot soapy water and 409. I like simple green , and it smells nice. For the initial part, a roll of paper towels is handy to remove the grease in large quantities.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:08:26 AM EST
Automotive machine shop. See if they will "tank" them really cheap.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:25:49 AM EST
I have used a wire brush mounted on a bench grinder to remove rust, then painted with a rust converting primer and finished with flat black paint. Its not as nice as having them blasted and parkerized, but it seems to work ok.
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 7:31:18 AM EST
I just used brillo pads during the cleaning process to help get the crap off the mags. Details on my recent refinishing try are here: [url]http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=15&t=146841&w=searchPop[/url]
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