After reading many, many, MANY threads on the forums, I have come to the conclusion that my thick skull cant really comprehend all of the different options when it comes to finishing wood.
First, I will go over what I have, and my goal:
I have a NOS Russian RPK Upper/Lower Laminate Handguard...
WTS AK-74 Poly Furniture & AKM Custom Finished Combloc Red Set
AK-74 Black Polymer Furniture Set Combo
This set is surplus, but in nice condition. I believe the buttstock and handguards to be Russian. The pistol grip is U.S. made.
Set includes the following items:
Black Polymer AK-74...
(detail to show brush strokes)(color and gloss comparison)
Okay, edit of my original post so these show up front page. Today I received the dyes that I needed to color my varnish. If you notice the detail in the photo, The gloss as well as the texture matches the part with the genuine factory...