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    Default Parkerizing Tanks - What's Everyone Using?

    I finished my FAL build and it does shoot sweet. Now to dissassemble it and re-finish it! I want to parkerize it but can't find a stainless steel tank which is 32" long to accept the barrel & reciever! I'm kinda looking for a 6 X 6 X 32 or 36" SS tank or pan or ?????! Anyone have any suggestions other than have one built! I hate spending a C note on a tank I may use once or twice!
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    Plastic will survive park temps (200 degrees F) so in a pinch you can use a plastic container. Just heat your solution in a big stainless steel pot, run up to the max temp. Pour it over the rifle in the tank and let sit. By the time it cools off enough for the process to slow down it is done. Pre-heating the rifle in the oven will help too.

    A piece of schedule 40 drain pipe with a cap glued on one end makes a nice vertical tank. Just make sure you pre-fill it to verify you have enough solution.

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    Well said Sir.
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    Thanks Guys;
    The pipe trick may be fun to pursue. I'll have to give that a think!
    Have a great day.
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    if your not up to parking the old fasioned way, there is a product called K-Phos that is sprayed on and replicates phosphate parkarizing.

    www.kgcoatings.com
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    PM Turrican. He made me a really nice stainless tank with lid.

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    for parkng in pipe, consider using a hot water heater element to keep the temp up to 185* during the fizz time.

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    I had a local sheet metal shop build me a stainless tank years ago. Back then it cost $30.

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    2nd on the local shop.

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    Go on to e-bay and type in parkerizing. There is a guy on there who is a NRA for life and he builds the tanks. A 6x6x40 costs a hundred bucks. he can also build you a custom one too. Excellent to deal with. Offers a life time no leaks on all TIG welded seams.

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