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Posted: 11/19/2008 2:16:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 2:17:41 PM EST by jhuggans]
Sooo, over the last few days I have been trying my hand at some parkerizing.  Needless to say, it went EXCELLENTLY.  This is with my home brew parkerizing.  Phosphoric acid, distilled water, manganese dioxide.

Yeah...so lets see which excuses you guys buy:

A.  High nickel content int he nodakspud metal
B.  I did it on purpose
C.  I have no idea what I'm doing

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:46:19 PM EST
BEST CAMO JOB EVAR!  Shoot it with some KG guncoat and it'll look all even.  

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:04:56 PM EST
Dude just slide it doen your driveway for that well worn arfcom camo look...  
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:33:28 PM EST
Ugh!  It's horrible!  You're gonna have to get rid of it!  I'll be happy to "dispose" of it for you!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:39:36 PM EST
Say it with Krylon?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 4:39:36 PM EST
"Really, how hard could it be?"

The words of a lawyer starting a gunsmithing business a few years ago....
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:04:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2008 5:15:32 AM EST by eric10mm]
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:20:57 PM EST
Yeah and the black phosphate STILL never comes out the way I want it to.  Norrells FTW!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:22:06 PM EST
Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

Fuck it, I'm foing with Rustoleum.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:23:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By jhuggans:
Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

Fuck it, I'm foing with Rustoleum.

You need "stoving".
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 5:50:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 5:50:42 PM EST by eric10mm]
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 9:42:23 PM EST
Or save yourself an arse-ton (this is a ligitemate measurement) of trouble and use KG Gunkote's system.  Norel's seems like top notch stuff too, but the KPhos treatment you use before you coat and bake is what gets that 500 hours of salt spray resistance the Navy so loves, or so KG says.  I've never had any of my firearms even think about rusting after KPhosing and coating them.  Even my Springfield, wich has gotten a battlescar or two.

KG Says they developed it for the Navy many moons ago and it passed their tests and standards.  I'd think it would hold up better than Parkerizing and you can mix colors to get that exact look you're looking for.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 1:08:19 AM EST
I recently reparked a fsb using manganese out of a d battery, a steel wool pad, distilled water, and some phos based concrete etcher. It came out a dark charcoal gray (almost black) which is what I wanted. Soaked it in used motor oil for a day. I did notice the texture is a little rougher than what it was orginally, but it looks pretty dang good.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 6:35:22 AM EST
Don't forget to soak it in grease for the actual protection.  Vaseline works great, slather it up and bake it at 200 F for a few hours.

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 7:45:08 AM EST
Vaseline works great, slather it up and .....

thats what she said!

SORRY! I HAD TO!   +1 on KG
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