I have been usin Martin Senour "Ruff Nek" paint from NAPA.Originally Posted by Red Jacket Firearms
It's inexpensive and durable as all get out. Made for Tractors, tools, farm equipment...
It matched the finish from my Bulgy 74 and my AMD perfectly.
I could not have asked for a better/closer match.
It dries fast but seems to get very hard (cured) in about a week with out baking.
However, when I finished my AMD I tried something a bit different but similar to Will's comment and it cured up a lot faster.
I used a small portable space heater (everyone has one of those, right), set horizontally in the seat of an Armchair (hot air blowing upward),
using a couple mags on each side to raise it up, so air could flow freely and so it wouldn't overheat and shut off.
Then I rested the rifle on the arms of the chair, with the receiver directly over the heater. Pinpointing the heat so to speak to right where I wanted it.
I flipped the rifle about every 15 mins to make sure of even heating.
I also made a tent of Aluminum Foil over the top of the rifle and chair to keep the heat in and around the rifle and to allow the hot air to circulate.
This worked really well for me and the finish came out IMHO perfect.
Jerry, get a can of the Ruff Nek and give it a shot. I think that you'll like it.