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    rattle canned my VZ-2008

    Great $400 rifle, but I hated the black park finish.

    I replaced the receiver cover and bolt carrier with original gray-green Czech parts and spray painted the rest of the rifle to match the Czech paint. The carrier and cover I had are more green/gray than the blue/gray paint, but you see mismatched shades of paint on original rifles. It's a damn close match to the magazine's paint. It's Krylon "Tough Coat" acrylic enamel #329 Machinery Blue Gray.

    Lay it on fairly thick like the Czechs did and let it cure for a few weeks before handling.










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    Looks great man, color is awesome.
    That's it...bird-dog it!

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    Thanks

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    I was thinking of usin the same stuff on mine but was concerned how it would hold up with cleaning and solvents

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnuckleHead View Post
    I was thinking of usin the same stuff on mine but was concerned how it would hold up with cleaning and solvents

    I have the the same concern about it coming off with the solvents. Does anyone have any experience?

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    I need to do this. If you properly prep and degrease then cure like directed, it should be resistant to most solvents aside from acetone, xylene, etc considering these paints are usually manufactured with those solvents.

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    I never use anything more aggressive than Ballistol. No need, IMO.

    I oiled everything up liberally after the paint had cured for a couple weeks and it isn't having any effect on the paint.

    But the beauty of using Krylon is you can always spray more on if necessary.
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    Its acrylic/plastic. As stated acetone, laquer thinner, mineral spirits Oh and heat will effect it as well.
    The shortest distance between 2 "points" is a straight line.

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    Good point. I'll get back to you guys after I've had a chance to get it good and hot and let you know how it holds up.
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    I knew there had to be a reasonably priced ratttle can finish on the shelf somewhere. Thanks for sharing your find!


    I missed out of the PSA deals but picked up a used VZ2008 late production rifle last November. I've planned to get it engraved and to remove the huge F S markings like sammler did.

    Still sorting out a few minor things but it is coming along.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

    BTW - Keep your BFH away from my AK!

    WTB Late East German 7.62 top cover and gas tube numbered 687.

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    I love it when Richard W post pics! Some of the most clearest, cleanest, high res pics I've seen has come from him!

    Nice job on the VZ!
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    That looks awesome! What did you do for surface preparation? Have you had a chance to fire it yet?
    I am seriously thinking about trying my hand at this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berm52 View Post
    That looks awesome! What did you do for surface preparation? Have you had a chance to fire it yet?
    I am seriously thinking about trying my hand at this.
    Sorry for the necropost but I'd also like to know if you blasted off the old finish or not?

    I've read that Paragon - the company that built these rifles for Century - used some type of teflon finish.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

    BTW - Keep your BFH away from my AK!

    WTB Late East German 7.62 top cover and gas tube numbered 687.

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    You snagged one when they were 399.99? you lucky SOB i kicked myself for not getting one at that price, same with when CETMEs were like 399 or 450, though trusting century with a roller delayed action is like asking a 12 year old to rebuild your engine

    I would like to add that VHT spray paint, while I don't encouraging spray painting guns themselves, very VERY rarely i occasionally do it (ie I had a AB10 that i bought years ago I no longer have that the factory shellac-esque crap was smushing off and revealing rust, ended up naval jellying before hand then degreasing but i digress) but when I do I highly reccomend using VHT once you prepare surface correctly. It's almost like a low quality poor-mans cerakote, resists oil without getting damaged and adds protection. Takes FOREVER to dry though, sometimes days. If you use Wrinkle Plus VHT, it won't be even unless you occasionally use a hair dryer (dont care enough to) but the end result is nice. Almost like that polymer epoxy coating Sterling submachine guns had for export
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    Beautiful!

 

 
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