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    Red face Gun Finishing

    I need a little advice on finishing my gun surface. I have finally built my Romanian AK47 and tried to finish it with the Duracoat but totally wasted 60.00 bucks because they say any "Idiot" can do it but not this "Idiot"! I gave up on the Duracoat. The airbrush would not work for shit and leaked a big mess all over the place and ran out of air before I could get it to spray. I did everything the instruction told me to do right to the T. All the connections were tight. I now want to try a simple spray job with a can. Any recommendations or suggestion would be a big help. Dave.

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    Alumahyde II works good. You can get it from brownells. I saw a how-to video where a guy was walking you through applying it last week i think. Can't remember what site it was.

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    If you want it black like the original color try this.

    I found a tip from another site for the Casey Birchwood's Perma-Blue.
    Clean, sand blast, & clean in alcohol like normal then.

    1. The tip is to heat the parts until just hot to the touch, but not to hot just
    comfortably warm.

    2. Put on some thin rubber gloves.

    3. Put it in a heavy gal. or larger ziplock bag & pour in the Perma-Blue

    4. Shake well until completly coated.(only takes a min. or two)

    5. Take out of the bag & rinse under cold water

    6. Dry, reheat, and repeat if needed

    7.Reheat & spray with a good gun oil, wrap in a new heavy gal. ziplock bag
    overnight

    the next morning you've got a good blued gun!

    I tried it, it works great. It was easer than I thought.
    See for yourself.
    Last edited by AKarl_12; 03-07-2008 at 06:12 PM.

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    Yeah, that cheezy air-can set up is an insult to your intellegence isn't it? Somewhere in China they are laughing at us. It's also too cold to try to reconnect. After a dry run with that thing I went out and bought a good airgun. As Omysac stated, Alumihide II will get you done without compressors and airguns. I'll find the link he mentioned for you.

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    Don't touch it for a very long time.http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/Gun...&p=0&t=1&i=736

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    Thanks Guys for the info. The spray can Aluma-Hyde looks like something I could do. I appreciate the help.

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    Yeah that Alumi-Hyde looks simple enough.


    How does the Park Grey look?

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    I do the spray bomb GunKote now. I tried the HVLP touch-up gun route, too much clean-up afterwards. not as many colors available in the cans though. Matt black comes out pretty well.

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    put the can in a pan of room temp water. The freon in the can gets colder with use. As it gets colder, it looses pressure. The water keeps the can warm and the pressure stays up. Don't use hot water ! It will cause the freon to boil and build up way to much pressure.

    I painted 3 rifles doing it that way. 3 cans of gas used.
    I know nothing...........nothing !

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