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Posted: 12/21/2005 5:36:36 PM EDT
I bought some 20rdrs that were in great condition w/ aluminum followers, but just needed some refinishing. Sorry for the pic clarity--done at night in my garage.

I went to Grainger supply and picked up a can of Loctite brand dry film moly spray.

Here I am getting started:
I first disassembled them all and cleaned them w/ laquer thinner (just a little). Some of them had adhesive residue on them. Thinner seems to work the quickest for adhesive goo and sap--for that matter (on your car).
Next, I took all the bodies up to the kitchen sink and soaked them in hot water and cleaned them w/ a bottle brush inside and out. After most of the moisture was off of them I put them on a cookie sheet w/ paper towels and baked them @ ~250* for about 12-15mins.

To get them clean and oil free before spraying I used a dupont product called Final Kleen. This is what we use at my job to clean and degrease automotive parts before painting. The paper towel used to clean them is seen in the pic on down.
Hang 'em up:

To spray them I used my heat gun to pre-heat and to expedite the drying process.
After I sprayed the bodies--outside and interior at both ends, I cleaned the followers and gave them a twice over:


Pic of complete body:
Before reassembly, I baked the bodies, springs and followers on a foil covered cookie sheet @500* for 30mins per instructions on can--lots of smoke.
Before:

After:
This arrangement shows the finish of 4 different mags: (left-right) 30rd refinish w/ CRC Moly Spray, 20rdr refinish w/ Loctite Moly Spray, 30rd D&H from EE, 20rd same, 30rd D&H Tapco $10 special

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:52:23 PM EDT
Sounds like fun, I should be able to get those pictures up in the morning for you.

I haven't had a chance to take the pics yet, but I have not forgotten. Wear pattern seems to be fine up to the 1750 mark.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:25:42 AM EDT
Nice one.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:35:08 AM EDT
COOL!

Be careful not to scratch them!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:43:08 AM EDT
How about some bigger pics?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:29:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
How about some bigger pics?



+1
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:16:05 PM EDT
1800+ reload drills through this magazine, which was finished with the Loctite Moly Spray.

Hopefully this helps a little.






Link Posted: 12/23/2005 1:58:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2005 1:58:33 PM EDT by WILDBILL756]
I would like to know if the CRC holds up better than Loctight? which one is darker?
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 7:00:11 AM EDT
CRC is darker, but on a different spectrum--this Loctite stuff is like a med. light gray.

The CRC is a grayish/od green.

As far as durability of the finish goes--it is my understanding that all moly/mil-spec finishes will loose the finish down to the anodizing on the mag.

I think the teflon coated mags are the ones that are supposed to last quite a bit longer...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:22:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JHill:
CRC is darker, but on a different spectrum--this Loctite stuff is like a med. light gray.

The CRC is a grayish/od green.

As far as durability of the finish goes--it is my understanding that all moly/mil-spec finishes will loose the finish down to the anodizing on the mag.

I think the teflon coated mags are the ones that are supposed to last quite a bit longer...



+1

The LaBelle (DH Industries) Teflon coated mags will last at least 10 times longer than any Moly coat. Let's remeber...the Moly is the original "Base Material" for the Mil Spec. Mags, and these were designed (with this coating) to be "Disposable" items. They were not designed for continuous loading and unloading.

That being said, I have had good luck with products like Perma- Slik G for mag refinisihing projects.

Tack

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:49:59 AM EDT
nize work there....

i'm thinking about doing all my mags in OD Green so i can tell the difference between mine and others while at the range and the potential for getting them all mixed up......
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