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

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    and here she is all redone and looking good

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  3. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

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

    Parkerizing Kits Parkerize Fast and Easy
     
  7. engineer1371

    engineer1371 Monkey+

  8. 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 .
     
  9. greyfox

    greyfox Monkey+

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

    testhop Monkey+

    you done it up fine wish mine looked as good
     
  11. 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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