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    Quote Originally Posted by stargazer
    Brownell's Aluma-Hyde II finish is a good one that will withstand bore solvents and "deet" in insecticide sprays.
    Insecticide?

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    Try Rustoleum Appliance Enamel. You can get it in semi-gloss black and it looks really good. That's what I used on my Romy AKM and it looks brand spanking new...

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    I got it after several recommendations from others on this site, and really like it.
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    Mr.Pookie,have you found RUSTOLEUM Appliance epoxy in a SEMI gloss. All I find is 7886 Gloss Black.Turns semi sorta after cooking.Rustoleum's web site only lists 7886 in black.A semi to start with and flatten with baking would be cool.
    It's only metal, it's not magic.

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    I've only found that which is on the shelf... not much really. Remember I posted about how to reduce the sheen on that "Vette"? I think my problem was too heavy a coat. I tend to do that. You can get it more flat by spraying lighter coats, but that's about it.

    I agree that cooking makes it more semi-gloss. The sheen turned "semi" after cooking at 200 degrees.

    I really want to play with the appliance epoxy more before I settle on it, but it looks like a winner. Can we get it in can quarts? I got a HF airbrush compressor so I'm more apt to want to mix my own now. *IF* we can get it in quarts, we could mix it more matte I would think. I just checked their website, only lists the gloss black

    Edit to add - I played with Rustoleum BBQ paint on a few magazines and it looks more matte. ALmost TOO matte. Now I'm wondering if an undercoat of Appliance enamel and an overcoat of BBQ enamel would work. I think I'm going to try that on my AK-101. I was going to paint it after the range, but I'm taking it to the range this weekend and that would give me time to paint & cook it for testing... I'll let you know!
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    Can't you just overspray it with a clear flat or clear matte? I know they make these finishes for the plastic airplane modelers and it is essentially invisible on the surface except that it will take any gloss color and turn it flat or matte. You may even be able to mix some straight up with gloss paint and airbrush your parts with that.
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    the paints have "clear" in them , when you lay it on heavy/wet , it allows the color pigments to settle , essentially leaving you with a "clear coat" . the dryer you spray it , the flatter the finish will be.
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    Have not seen it but in a spray can.I baked it at 400/425 for over an hour and it is just a tad blacker and a tad shinier than GK 1600 Satin.It may not turn out to be as durable or heat resistant as the more exotic/use specific coatings.We will see.I probably won't use it on my FAL or G3 but I have no problem using it on a $90 Romy kit or spare mags and such.
    One thing that got me to even try this paint was the test piece I did was not affected by "casual contact" with all the solvents I had around.Most regular spray can paints seem to be attacked by one or more of the common solvents.
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    This one http://www.gunco.net/forums/showthre...246#post268246 was done with duplicolor engine enamel from Autozone. Looks good, just don't know how it's gonna hold up to solvents. Seems pretty tough though.

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    WELL I got the AK-101 painted. Took all night, I went slow and was careful with the finish.

    The Appliance Enamel baked on without a hitch. I took it out of the oven (used an oven mitt ) and hung it in on a hook and painted the High-Temp BBQ flat black over the top. I could watch the solvents evaporating the instant they touched the hot metal. I'm not sure if that is good or bad... the BBQ black is *FLAT* black. It looks like the gun was coated in black chalk. It is more of a charcoal black-grey than pure black. I wonder if it would be better to spray another top coat on with the rifle cool, perhaps it was too hot for the paint.

    I'm not sure if I like it that flat black. So far, just in handling it for assembly, it seems to hold up OK. Range day is tomorrow and it looks like it will be a wet day so we shall see. I was going to snap a pic in the sunlight but it is raining as I type. I'll wait to see what the weather does and snap a pic later.
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    Man you guys are awsum! Thanks for all the info!!! Merry X-mas to you all! Heard Duplicolor from auto parts stores is also real good in flat black, the ceramic version, i think i might try it?! I'll try many more that you folks posted, but i'll be needin more kits first..... Just- bit the bullet and ordered Romy#2 today before the dumb bans take place. Hope they would just go-away..... Love them Guns! Jc

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