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I was wondering which color of aluma-hyde II would match the AMD kits the closest? Would the matte black or the semi-gloss black be better - or a possible combination of the two? Also what are people doing to cure it the quickest? I remember reading about the oven method and the exact temperature and how long is what I can't recall at the moment. Also has anyone tried any of the different colors and how did it turn out on an AK build? Any pics would be appreciated. Any help would be great.
 

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I have used both matte black and dark park gray.
The MB matches closest to the original color.

I let them air dry, but resist the temptation to even touch it for at least a week.
It will appear dry after a day or two, but if you handle it, it will leave a mark.
 

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Someone on here posted a pic of the AMD with semi-gloss. It matched very well with the AMD. I just go my can of Aluma-Hyde II(semi-gloss), and plan on using it on all my AMD builds. I'm going to try it on my barrel extension tomorrow and I can post a pic of it.
 

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Cool, pics are always a good thing. The color scheme pics on the brownells website weren't to clear in my opinion on the true colors. Maybe i will just need to order a can of both matte and semi-gloss to play around with. That way if I do a non amd parts set i will be covered, lol. drying would be a long wait, lol. But if it works good that way...

Another question, how many receivers and/or parts kits would I be able to do with a can of alumahyde II? Also is there anyone who has used the oven to cure it faster?
 

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Im hoping to do atleast 5 receivers. Anyone think we can get that many painted from one can?
 

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baking would speed up the solvent evaporation process ,simulating using the brakes on your car , ultimately getting the paint to cure up ....reading the directions to the paint you have with-in one hour to add a second coat or you have to wait 5 days ... I'm thinking the bake process would speed the whole process up
 

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7.62x39 said:
I have used both matte black and dark park gray.
The MB matches closest to the original color.

I let them air dry, but resist the temptation to even touch it for at least a week.
It will appear dry after a day or two, but if you handle it, it will leave a mark.
Semi-Gloss is very close to the finish on the AMD's. Dont touch it at all! I was handling it 5 days after I painted it and it left my palm print on it. I waited another 3 days and it was completely dry. I put some gun oil on it and it seemed to work out the palm print a little. Very tempting to check it, just wait.
 
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