GUN I think I'm In Love...

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  1. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    [With Moly Resin]

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    This shit is great, easy to use, tough as hell and looks awesome. I also refinished the wood and whatnot a few weeks ago.

    I think it was $25 and I've got enough for two more rifles. I'm going to pick two lucky homebuilt AKs tomorrow and finish them.
     
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    detail overload..... how about a mini-write up :dunno:
     
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    did you just stick it in your home oven to bake the coat?
     
  4. Keesh

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    So for the wood I just ran it through the dishwasher then mixed some stains I had laying around for the color I wanted. I think it was Miniwax Mahogany and Oak. Put about 5 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane and let it sit overnight.

    For the coat of Moly Resin, I had to degrease the entire gun, heated it up to get all the oils out then used soap and water to take the rest off.

    There were a few spots of rust and I just used a sandblaster to clean those off. Heated up the parts so the Moly Resin dried evenly when I sprayed it on and I used a $10 airbrush I picked up from Harbor Freight and sprayed on the Moly Resin. Baked for 1hr at 300F and all done.
     
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    I'm going to do another one tomorrow, I'll take pics and do a writeup.
     
  6. Keesh

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    Finished up the Tantal this morning. I had done the internals yesterday with the 47.

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    Warmed up the gun to ~150F to get the Moly Resin to dry as soon as it hit the metal.

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    All finished up, I couldn't take any pics while I airbrushed it but it was pretty straightforward.

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    Just set it in the oven. Since the Moly Resin is dry, I can just set it down, no need to hang it.

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    Now waiting.

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    All put together.

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  7. reman

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    Do you also use that oven to cook in or is it an extra one laying around?
     
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    wow. those look amazing, man. excellent work.
     
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    I've got two ovens, I used the one that doesn't get as much use. The instructions that came with the Moly Resin said it's safe to use one you cook food in. There was a slight oder when it first started curing but by the time it was done it was gone.
     
  10. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I've used a couple different bake on products on a couple rifles and a ton of mag's, all in the oven I use for food, I'm not dead yet.

    You may want to do it when your gf/wife isn't around though.
     
  11. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    My name is BMW1600 and I approve of the weapons and workmanship in this thread.

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