Galil Finish - Russian paint is way too dark, what is the dark grey black finish used
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    Galil Finish - Russian paint is way too dark, what is the dark grey black finish used

    I have a rare galil I am restoring. Iím trying to match the factory paint, it almost looks like a dark park with a clear coat. Any ideas?

    My paint is really dark, KG AK Black is too, Moly Semi gloss is close but that will look too sterile.


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    KG Ak black mixed with a small amount of KG black semi-gloss will give you the desired look. I wish I could recall the blend but I would say 3/4 AK black and 1/4 or less on the black semi gloss. My buddy bought a IMI and some jackhole had black spray can painted it . I also have a IMI and I matched his to mine dead nuts color to mine. I blasted his and parkerized his the correct way the factory would have done it. I then did 2 coats of the mix . [ I recall taping the scope mount and leaving it parked] . I also colored in the lettering the correct factory way when done. I suggest after your first coat and baking , you could adjust the blend to desired color and sheen to match for your second coat. Also keep in mind that the factory color and sheens did change a bit over the years of production. Maybe IMI changed vendors / specs and thats why ? I have also noticed this on Factory FN Fals over the years. Good luck and PM me if you have any questions. Jerod
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    Quote Originally Posted by techno View Post
    I have a rare galil I am restoring.


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    My buddy I did it for died of skin cancer 2 years ago at age 50 . Great guy. I think I did take some pics . I will look around and see if I can find some. Jerod
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    It depends on the rifle. I am sure there is a pattern to it, but not sure what it is.

    Some, it looks like a glossy paint... Almost like HK black.

    Others, its straight park with no obvious paint.

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    Some of the military kits I have seen are just parkerized . All of the commercial IMI Galil's I have ever seen are parkerized then painted or " stoved" as they call it. Some of of those military kits may have been arsenal refinished / parked sometime during their service life as well.
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