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Posted: 4/2/2006 7:08:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 4:00:59 PM EDT by spaceghost]
I saw it once before posted, but now I need it again! I have a 84s thats perfect but the stock look like crapola!
I think it has yellow or orange rit dye in it and alcohol??? not sure!
someone help!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:22:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 4:29:34 PM EDT by spaceghost]
Experiment Outcome!!
I tried RIT dye Golden Yellow and half a pouch of RIT dye Sunshine Orange and strained them through a coffee filter to remove dye's from the salts with alcohol used sparingly ,as to much will weaken the dyes color! , Kind of took a while to strain, I would recommend cheese clothe !
Anyway these two colors mixed are very close to my extra comparison AK, which had great chinese wood on it!
I needed to do this for my 84s, as it was in great shape except the furnisher
quite ashame being I have all the original stuff for my 84s like original box and foam, bayonet,oil bottle ,sling, etc.
You could use a little less Sunshine Orange if you wanted lighter!
I used stripper to remove old varnish then steamed out the dent the best I could!
I sanded these lightly to get them smooth and remove the dents ! and finished once I had my desired tone with Helmsman Gloss coat polyeurothane and let dry good after each of 4 coats!
I just figured I'd share this info with ya'll as I neede it and found my own solution!
Let me know what you think!!!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:40:51 PM EDT
Very nice, looks darn close to the original.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:14:13 PM EDT
Great Job! Looks very nice! Looks like the original to me!!

I will be doing a Stain (Black, AR dark) Job on a converted '93 Mak90.

I hope to have some time in a few months.

Functional,
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