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Posted: 10/20/2004 1:33:50 PM EDT
Anyone that has suggestions on a surface treatment available that more or less replicates the old m16a1 greyish finish?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:48:30 PM EDT

From Norrell's site:

Dark gray-black coloration with a flat appearance. This duplicates the appearance of the early original Colt AR-15/M-16 finish. This is the same product that is purchased from us by the U.S. Military to refinish Colt M-16's."

This stuff is easy to apply. Just follow directions.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 4:20:29 PM EDT
You beat me to it.... The exact same quote from thier site and everything!
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 6:54:05 PM EDT
Stick, been sprayin' and bakin' for a few days... done some great looking finishes. Thanks for turning me on to how easy this is.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 7:12:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 7:13:33 PM EDT by Stickman]

I'm here to help, I honestly think it is something a LOT of people would be doing if they tried it once and saw how easy it really is.

Here is a picture of an AR15 I did using the greyish black for teh receivers and carry handle... It isn't the greatest picture, but I think it shows the color variation between the black parts and the greyish black (colt color) parts.

Link Posted: 10/21/2004 3:58:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2004 5:45:33 AM EDT by BadBurt]
Thanks everybody, Moly Resin looks nice, I ve tried various spray colours before, but none of them gave a really good finish except for GunKote, but I it would be interestting trying something different now.
Now I just have to find someone who sells it and ships outside the 48 continental states.
Nice gun bytw, Stickman.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 4:20:29 AM EDT
What would you use to touch up a scratch on an ar-15, the color is black. Products??
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 6:46:25 AM EDT
To touch up a scratch, use Birchwood Casey's Aluminum Black.

Degrease the spot by wiping it with some lacquer thinner. Dip a cotton swab in the Aluminum Black and rub on the scratch. Keep rubbing which wipes away some of the reacted chemical and lets fresh chemical contact the surface. In under a minute it will be black. Wipe off the remaining chemical with a water dampened paper towel. Then wipe the surface with an oily cloth.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 6:48:24 AM EDT
Burt, find Stickman's thread "Refinishing" in the Build it yourself area. He has step by step on how to use Norrell's.
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