duracoat for m10 ?
i got a romanian m10 and the finish is really really bad. my brother inlaw also got one and his isnt nearly as bad. so im going to paint it. has anyone used duracoat to refinish there ak's. im gonna order some but have some questions. Has anyone used the spray and bake and baked in there home oven? was just curious if the smell is real bad. i have a 2 year old. ill spray it in garage or basement but dont have acess to an oven other than my house. also was curious about color choice and wanted to see what everyone has used. thinking about going with semi gloss. the gun is the romanian m10
Consider Alumahyde II
No baking required and very durable if properly applied. I've had great results with it.
Baking is best but there is a smell released. I do mine when home alone and open a few windows. There is a world of stuff you need to do. You can't just paint it and stick it in the oven. You normally would take it down as far as you can and remove any springs, which may be affected by the 350 degree heat for at least 30 minutes. The gun has to be clean, and if the coating already on it is not baked-on, it has to be removed. Even for air-dry Alumahyde II, any questionable old coating would have to go. Alumahyde II is an air-dry epoxy that has an extended cure time before use. I like to use it in the summer when I can set parts out in the shed for a week in the hot temps. Another favorite of the AK bunch is Dupli-Color Engine Enamel, flat black or lo-gloss black. This is a paint that withstands 600 degrees and resists hot oils and fuels, so it really is good for rifles. It can be cured in the oven at a lower temp than the bake-on, and for a longer period if you wish - say, 275 for an hour or more.
got ya. i know i have to strip the gun down. just saw that they dont offer the color i wanted in the spray and bake. so ill have to just get the the regular spray and let it sit a while before i re assemble it. might just pick up a kit of the bake in matt black and make a decison on whether to do the bake in matt black or the semi gloss in the shake and spray.
What color has everyone else used?
Go to Brownell's and look for 'oven-cure'. I would be reluctant to believe they do not have a color to suit you.
This was professionally redone in duracoat by a local outfit.
'This was professionally redone in duracoat by a local outfit.'
What was? All I saw was an old stick layin......Oh, wow! That's the rifle! Looks great! Seriously.