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Posted: 1/25/2006 12:34:16 PM EDT
I am thinking about giving my SAR-1 a new flat black paint any tips on what to use!!!!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:55:02 PM EDT
Aluma-Hyde II from brownells.com.

I recently refinished an AK steel mag, and it came out nice.

Make sure you have it in a warm environment with circulating air.

-mark
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:57:59 PM EDT
clean, degrease, clean, degrease, then clean it agiain, then maybe degrease it, cook it a bit then clean and degrease. I cant stress that enough, I am impatient and just thought I did a good job of cleaning, but it will rear its ugly head up anywhere you miss, trust me, Im sitting here with 2 underfolders that need refinishing again, after I did a super profesional job on them. Anyone know anyone who does that on the side and isnt up to their ass in builds, I just need a good finish for them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:05:47 PM EDT
Brokenbank
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He is a perfectionist. And loves what he does. Check out some of the pics in his photo gallery and the VEPR Picture thread
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:33:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:46:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 1:47:43 PM EDT by ark-and-spark]
Sandblast degrease Molyresin bake.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:00:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ark-and-spark:
Sandblast degrease Molyresin bake.


Thanks alot man ill check into it!!!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:57:48 PM EDT
How does one go about getting something sandblasted?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:04:17 PM EDT
I've also heard that you can get some chemical to pretreat with so that you don't have to sandblast, anyone know what I'm talking about?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 7:22:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 7:23:18 PM EDT by mykrowyre]
I also did duplicolor from wallmart. Total cost 5 bucks and it did two rifles (both ak's). Been on there for a year not even a scratch. Baked it in the oven for 2 hours.

http://www.flkitesurf.com/old/collection.jpg

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 7:43:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 7:45:01 PM EDT by Majestic_12]
how many coats did you use?
when you shoot your Ak's does your barrel still change color to that ashy gray even after the paint job?

you cant see it that good but my Ak needs a paint job too!!!http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c395/Mon_LL/101_1382.jpg


Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:20:07 PM EDT
Yes - regardless of what you use (and you really SHOULD use GunKote) - degrease with brake cleaner, let it dry, then PREBAKE it. 325F for 30 minutes. Just watch how much grease and crap boils out :)

Now let it cool, and degrease it again. Follow up wih clean Acetone as a final degrease.

Most people skip this prebake - and are often really mad when that grease bakes out AFTER they have painted :)
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 6:31:48 AM EDT
I painted my Norinco with 1200 degree header paint from Autozone. I baked it @200 for about 2 hours.
I think it turned out good and after all it's a AK.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:21:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:21:50 AM EDT by Majestic_12]

Originally Posted By SelectFire:
I painted my Norinco with 1200 degree header paint from Autozone. I baked it @200 for about 2 hours.
I think it turned out good and after all it's a AK.
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Nice job!!!!!
Did you field strip it then baked it or put the hold gun in oven.....
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:43:31 AM EDT
I painted it after I installed the side folder on it. It had no wood.I wasn't even going to paint it but the Romey folder was pretty brown and it didn't match the rest of the gun.The whole thing fit in the oven.
I did degrease it with brake cleaner first.I avoid gunscrubber just CLP.
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