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01-09-2004, 03:24 PM
ok so here i am almost done with building my first ak and then the big problem what finish to us i started off and used the brownells moly teflon bake on finish great results how ever on the the reciever that im using it just flakes and it comes off really easy i was wondering if anyone hard try to use any of the other browenells types like the durocoat and the laquar it is a ith reciver and i dont know if it is the type of metal or what any help would be nice thanks guys
01-09-2004, 08:11 PM
it isn't the metal , but the preparation...
Glen, MAGNUM GUNSMITHING built my 74 on a ITM OOW receiver, and he put the baked enamel finish on it. the way he put it on was he first parkerized the entire rifle, and then put the enamel on it and then baked it on. let me tell you it's one tough finish. very durable and beautiful. I loved it so much that I had him refinish my MAADI ARM.....and it really turned out great. just like my 74
not sure which enamel coating he used
01-09-2004, 10:32 PM
I have used Brownell's baking laquer on steel (bare and parkerized) with real good results. Didn't work worth a darned on aluminum though.
A friend and I did 3 rifles and 2 shotguns with Brownells baking lacquer 7 years ago. The finishes are still holding up fine. We used black on two rifles and parkerizing grey on the others. The grey looks just like a parkerizing finish. This is what we used.
99.9% of a good baking lacquer job is cleaning before painting. Go to Wal-mart and get a couple cans of brake parts cleaner. Use the straw that comes with the can to get into all the nooks and crannies. Really hose the receiver down with them and then paint it and bake it.
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