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My first AK refinished

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by engineer1371, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. engineer1371

    engineer1371 Monkey+

    here she is all run down and beat up


    and here she is all redone and looking good

  2. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Did you parkerize or just finish the furniture? It's a little tough to tell the before and after of the metal.
  4. engineer1371

    engineer1371 Monkey+

    Just the furniture, but the parkerization is coming soon. That is my next step since there are a few spots that need touched up. Might just use krylon, but will prolly parkerize it.
  5. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    These guys very good to deal with and their product is outstanding.

    Parkerizing Kits Parkerize Fast and Easy
  6. engineer1371

    engineer1371 Monkey+

  7. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I've used them for years now and done many an AK with it ,along with many other weapons .
    I have one that was done back in 96 and it shows no sign of wear !!
    Keep up the good work .
  8. greyfox

    greyfox Monkey+

    made a big difference on the furniture, she looks like she just came off the shelf
  9. testhop

    testhop Monkey+

    you done it up fine wish mine looked as good
  10. engineer1371

    engineer1371 Monkey+

    thanks and it wasnt hard to redo. just sand off the old finish being careful not to go too deep, then put at least 2 coats of finish on it. I used minwax pecan stain with the clear coat mixed in. I put one coat on let it dry for 24 hours did a sand with fine steel wool then put a 2nd coat on it sanded again with fine steel wool after waiting another 24 hours. After a week I then use a lightly oiled rag (with Hoppes number 9) to give it a shine.
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