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    Default Zinc or Manganese Parkerizing?

    Which of the two would produce the closest results to the original finish on the romanian kits? Between my building buddy and myself, we've got 9 receivers about to be bent and would like to park them to match the kits (rather than strip and re-park everything).

    Anyone have some results they'd care to share?

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    the manganese is darker, the zink is more grey, go manganese






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    And I believe manganese protects a little better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_M4
    the manganese is darker, the zink is more grey, go manganese

    Yeah, after oiling the manganese finish darkens a bit more. The best I have gotten is a deep charcoal gray.

    I have heard that somebody has a blackening treatment to apply before or after Manganese Parkerizing to get closer to a black finish.

    I'd love to find out if anyone has tried black oxide coating. That seems to be the finish on my Bulgarian -74 kits.
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    mag phospahte is a darker and more duirable finish than zinc as everyone said above. I like it better for a substrate for other finishes as well because it has a little more tooth to it......
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