Tula AKS74U Repaint Advice
Looking for some insight about the best plan of attack for repainting some components of my Tula AKS74U. Had it built shortly before Techno's paint became available, always wished the repainted parts matched the original parts better.
You can see the difference pretty well in the attached picture. The receiver, rear sight base, and barrel components don't match the top cover and bolt carrier. The original selector and muzzle device does actually match the new paint pretty well. It bugs me enough and I want it to be as perfect as possible.
I am quite the newbie when it comes to refinishing\painting and haven't really done any painting other than spraying Norrells on a ar15 build. So I have a HVLP gun and an air compressor but I would like to also pickup a cheaper airbrush too for some of the more intricate areas.
Couple ways to refinish that I have thought about.
1. Scuff the parts I am looking to repaint and spray over the existing finish.
2. Citristrip (Or other chemical stripper) the parts down to the parkerizing and spray.
3. Blast the parts down to bare metal, re-parkerize, spray.
4. Pay someone to refinish.. :rolleyes:
I don't really have the tools to blast, and park so that would be the hardest for me. Any thoughts?