I bought a chinese non-detachable 20 rd sks mag for real cheap not that long ago. The guy I bought it from, bought it and it was really scratched up so he stripped the paint off of it so it starting to rust...What should I put on it? I need a someone cheap solution.
thanks in advance guys
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April 3, 2007, 03:15 PM
Apply a heavy oil, or grease, or strip it clean, then apply any rust-inhibiting paint. You simply need to keep oxygen away from the steel.
April 3, 2007, 03:21 PM
So would a can of matte black spray paint do the trick?
I want a cheap solution, but I still would like it to look nice.
April 3, 2007, 03:32 PM
Yes, you could use house paint if you so desired.
April 3, 2007, 03:44 PM
Do I spray paint the inside too?
April 3, 2007, 03:56 PM
Get a can of $4 Rustolium from any store in your area. It'll go on right over rust without a problem (though I'd recommend brushing it with a brass brush first to get most of it off). The flat black doesn't look all that bad, either, and is petty durable if you let it sit to dry for a while.
There are also 'rust converters' out there, which turn the rust into a purplish black bluing. Might want to find some of that stuff and apply it before the paint. I found some which has a laquer built in called "Klean Strip Rust Converter" which is intended (AFAIK) for automotives. It worked pretty well, but like I said it's kinda purple. I think a brush-on bottle was like $3.
April 3, 2007, 04:00 PM
I'll probably just go with a can of rustolium...I said its rusting, but just a bit of surface rust, some CLP and a paper towel pretty much takes it off.
Thanks for all of the help guys!
April 3, 2007, 04:18 PM
Make sure the steel is completely dry and completely clean! Extremely important!
Then, wire brush it or steel wool it, and apply Rustolium inside and outside. Don't paint the springs, just oil them later before reassembly.
April 4, 2007, 05:01 AM
If you want it to match the rest of the gun, try Oxpho Blue from Brownells. I've used it and it's easy to apply, and leaves a durable glossy blued finish.
Spray paint finishes on most guns look like utter crap, especially after a scratch or two is obtained.
April 4, 2007, 11:14 AM
I went ahead and went with the rustolium matte black finish...If it looks like crap, I'll just strip it and try that oxpho blue, asknight.