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Posted: 2/3/2006 6:33:01 AM EDT
I bought 12 mags just recently, and I would like to refinish them as some have some rust marks and others are fairly beat up...
My question is this, I have access to get them anodized, however I would like them all ready for that process when I bring them to my buddy who can do that for me.
I have a bead/sand blaster as well as a parts washer, or some alcohol I could wipe them down with.
What would be the best route to go? Bead blast it, parts wash it and wipe down thoroughly before taking it to get anodized?
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:44:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By par0thead151:
I bought 12 mags just recently, and I would like to refinish them as some have some rust marks and others are fairly beat up...
My question is this, I have access to get them anodized



AK mags are steel. Steel does not anodize. You parkerize steel, anodize aluminum.


, however I would like them all ready for that process when I bring them to my buddy who can do that for me.
I have a bead/sand blaster as well as a parts washer, or some alcohol I could wipe them down with.
What would be the best route to go? Bead blast it, parts wash it and wipe down thoroughly before taking it to get anodized?



For steel to prep for park - disassemble, bead blast to remove all old paint/park/rust, then blow all traces of blast media with dry compressed air. Handle with gloves to keep your skin oils off the metal surface, and park asap, because they will begin surface rusting due to humidity in the air.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:34:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 6:37:17 PM EDT by passgas55]
I had some used ak mags that I redid. At first I was going to hot blue them but I figured why waste all my time and effort on used ak mags. So what I did as suggested by another member here was to take apart the mag, clean up all rust spots then degrease the mags. I spayed painted them flat black, let them dry and baked them in a oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour.They came out looking new and the finished held up good. I do not know if the baking help or not. Next time I will bake one and just let one air dry. Mark which one is which and use these 2 mags as range mags to see which one holds up better.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:17:38 PM EDT
How well did it hold up? Take alot of abuse or scratch off?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:06:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By passgas55:
I had some used ak mags that I redid. At first I was going to hot blue them but I figured why waste all my time and effort on used ak mags. So what I did as suggested by another member here was to take apart the mag, clean up all rust spots then degrease the mags. I spayed painted them flat black, let them dry and baked them in a oven at 200 degrees for 1 hour.They came out looking new and the finished held up good. I do not know if the baking help or not. Next time I will bake one and just let one air dry. Mark which one is which and use these 2 mags as range mags to see which one holds up better.



What kind of paint did you use?
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