Metal Finishing


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dispatch55126
November 25, 2007, 11:05 PM
I just purchased a Hi Point 995. Its about the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Makes my Mosin look like a fine Turkish shotgun.

Anyways, it shoots and handles great, but the metal finish stinks. Is there any way I can give it a "powder coat" type finish for durability. I don't want to actually powder coat because it can get too thick but I want something I don't have to baby after everytime I handle it.

I was thinking something like a Rustoleum "hammered", but they're too shiny.

Thanks.

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jimmyraythomason
November 25, 2007, 11:09 PM
Try Brownell's Aluma-hyde II.

jeepmor
November 28, 2007, 12:21 PM
You could do the rustoleum hammered then satin it up with fine steel wool. Test it on something first though. Beyond that, I'd use a duracoat system, but you need compressor and airbrush gun too.

rcmodel
November 28, 2007, 12:25 PM
You don't have to have a compressor & air-brush.
Both Brownell's and Duracoat sell aerosol can oven-bake spray finishes that are just as good as the spray-gun kind.

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