Receiver finishing for Yugo M70
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    Receiver finishing for Yugo M70

    I just got the Childers 80% in the mail today for my stamped Yugo M70. Childers puts this parkerizing like finish on the metal, i'm wondering the best way to remove it and prepare the receiver for bluing. I have an original barrel kit so I'm just going to be bluing the receiver before assembly and distressing to match the rest. I think sandblasting with any grit wont produce the same super smooth finish the original stubs have. I was considering using a wire wheel on an air grinder but my concern is the uneven sheen and scratch pattern the wire wheel usually leaves might show through the bluing.

    What do people recommend to buff the finish off and smooth it up before I blue it?

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    for my milled i used an orbital sander... I would think a bead blast and buffer after removal.

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    bead blast it and then cold blue it using the warm metal method.do reserch on it.

    Yugo rpk finished like I described.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akman2 View Post
    bead blast it and then cold blue it using the warm metal method.do reserch on it.

    Yugo rpk finished like I described.

    Wow!! I would love to have a crest like that on a RPK! Keep me in mind if....

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    For cold blue do what akman said
    Cold blue seems to take better and look darker done on bead blasted surface.

    Hot blue
    Id bead blast then sand to a brushed finish, obviously in one direction to duplicate
    the factory finish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo View Post
    Wow!! I would love to have a crest like that on a RPK! Keep me in mind if....
    trench art stock and mag with swastikas from the Bosnian war.one of the coolest ones I have ever seen.original barrel,matching with childress receiver and rpk sling.
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    I'm going to go with the bead blast and directional sand. I have a hot blue setup, I tried cold bluing a Romanian build I did years ago and it didn't hold up as well as I hoped. This is my first time with hot blue though. Thanks for the help.

 

 

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