I just finished building one. I've got two more to build. Well, maybe I'll sell one off and finish the other.
doing either option yourself?can't decide between park/paint route or the older style bluing
can't decide between park/paint route or the older style bluing
I don't have the equipment or skills to do the refinish myself, but based on the (not great) quality of some of the work I have had done I am considering changing that. I figure an airbrush/hvlp gun and a spray finish might be the best way to get a really nice finish. The cost of bluing equipment and the polishing skills are a bit daunting.doing either option yourself?
Well, I have a spankin' new stock set for my fixed Polish build so I want the forearms on my u-folder to match. "Sexy Polish twins." When you compare the two, there is real difference. Z-recto's tip was a thinner soak for 1 week, then minwax puritan pine and colonial maple 1:1 for the stain, followed by a linseed oil application. I'm giving it a go.I am surprised to hear folks are soaking the cosmoline out of their handguards. I figure that is a pretty genuine finish, like the color, and hadn't thought to change it.
FWIW - gunthings still lists them...Bread is People said:If anyone wants to sell a polish akms parts kit, let me know. I am in the market for one but can't seem to find very many.
I've got one that I'm thinking of selling. Give me until tomorrow night (Wednesday) to take some pics and I'll send them to you in a PM.Bread is People said:If anyone wants to sell a polish akms parts kit, let me know. I am in the market for one but can't seem to find very many.
Tapeo1 said:Here's the one I built last week. I've still got the original Polish furniture for it but wanted to see how it looked with something different. Russian UHG, reshaped Maadi LHG, and US PG were all refinished by Z_Recto a few years ago.
It's GunKote in AK black. The lighting kinda makes it look a little bluish in the picture but it's really not.my-rifle said:What finish did you put on the metal on this one? It looks sort of like bluing, but I can't tell.