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Posted: 11/11/2002 7:13:11 PM EDT
I stripped 20 used FAL magazines, and there is rust on several of the bodies.
What is the best way to get that off and refinish them?
Link Posted: 11/11/2002 7:49:46 PM EDT
Depends on if you want to refinish them yourself,or have a Shop do it..They would Bead blast the mags,then degrease,then (most likely/reblue),since that is how FAL mags are finished..You can use steel wool,w/a cleaner,then wash them using a detergent soap and brush,wash them off with clean water and dry..,heat them up,(DEGREASE THEM)ACETONE,TCE,or some strong degreaser should be used..Heat them up,and if you want to paint them,I suggest a Gun-Kote refinish sold by Brownells,then heat them to 300/325 for about an hour..That finish should hold up..I have about 35 mags with a bunch of NEW ones..Some are Parkerized,most are Blued,and others are Painted..With a FAL,you can refinish them however you want,as they will,if used, be scraped going in and out of the Steel Reciever of a FAL..Good Luck.. I don't suggest Perma Silk D with FAL mags,AR mags are made of Aluminum,mostly,and are refinished differantly..
Link Posted: 11/12/2002 7:23:44 PM EDT
Check falfiles.com They have a search function and there are many threads about FAL mag refinishing. Yes, they accept AR owners there.
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