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Metal Finishing

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by dispatch55126, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. dispatch55126

    dispatch55126 Member

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    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.
     
  2. jimmyraythomason

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    Try Brownell's Aluma-hyde II.
     
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    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.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    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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