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    Got this polish kit a while ago from Curtis over at ak-builder. It was a "A" kit, not a scratch on it. I had a couple left over polish flats and had some time one weekend.

    Finish is Brownells flat black guncoat which I baked in the oven for 3 hours at 350. Seemed to come out nice.

    Put it all together and it shot great nice little groupings. the only real issue I have with it its so nice I want to take all my other polish rifles apart and re-paint them to look just as new....
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    Lookin good.. I love the smell of fresh baked AKs in the morning.. Now pray your wife does not come home and smell it, or your going to get an ass whupping..
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    I was going to use a duracoat spray kit to finish mine but I am intrigued from 4ths comment.

    Do you have a dedicated oven for the baking? And does it leave a toxic residue if I use our food oven? Or just a funky smell that will go away while my fiance is at work?



    Turned out great, looks absolutely beautiful
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    Did it in the home oven by cutting some metal coat hangers and moving the baking screen to its top level then hanging the receiver over the heating element by the cut up coat hangers. Leaves no smell because wife got home shortly after I was done and noticed I cooked something but she didn't indicate she smelled anything.....
    Because she didn;t get mad....LOL

    Does not leave any smell that I can detect.
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    Nice job , thanks for the pics.

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    Looks good! I built a Polish UF a while back, still haven't gotten around to putting a finish on it. I was waiting til I got my parkerizing set up set up. Maybe soon, working on that now.

    You ARE lucky. My wife swears she can smell the damn paint for three days after I bake a gun in the oven. I go use one of my bud's oven now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunco View Post
    Did it in the home oven by cutting some metal coat hangers and moving the baking screen to its top level then hanging the receiver over the heating element by the cut up coat hangers. Leaves no smell because wife got home shortly after I was done and noticed I cooked something but she didn't indicate she smelled anything.....
    Because she didn;t get mad....LOL

    Does not leave any smell that I can detect.


    I appreciate the advice. Maybe Ill plan it on a day she works a 12 just to be safe. She likes the AK, not sure she can appreciate it being in our oven.
    “The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”

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    Looks great! The Polish kits are the nicest AK's made. Bulgarians close.

    Why 3 hours in the oven? I usually go one hour per instructions on the can. I baked my 1919 for 1 1/2 hours.
    Does 3 hours make it more durable? I was afraid baking longer might affect the finished look.( cloudy or such)
    Now I'm afraid I'm not baking long enough.

    A $25.00 used oven is a great shop tool. You can even park small parts on the top burners. Or boil a tube steak while baking parts. I use mine for powdercoating & that DOES smell.Your supposed to wear a charcoal filter mask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradrock View Post
    Looks great! The Polish kits are the nicest AK's made. Bulgarians close.

    Why 3 hours in the oven? I usually go one hour per instructions on the can. I baked my 1919 for 1 1/2 hours.
    Does 3 hours make it more durable? I was afraid baking longer might affect the finished look.( cloudy or such)
    Now I'm afraid I'm not baking long enough.

    A $25.00 used oven is a great shop tool. You can even park small parts on the top burners. Or boil a tube steak while baking parts. I use mine for powdercoating & that DOES smell.Your supposed to wear a charcoal filter mask.
    The only reason I cook for 3 hours because that is what I have always done never thought about doing it less time! I think I ready somewhere also 3 is a good time not too long and enough to really bake it in.
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    Great looking rifle! Thanks for sharing, love me some gun pr0n.
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