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Refinish CZ-82 (9mm Makarov)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kestak, Mar 14, 2009.

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  1. kestak

    kestak Member

    Jul 22, 2007

    I just bought a CZ-82 and I would like to do some refinish on it.

    I had quite good luck with rifles and bluing with Birchwood.

    By looking at it, it looks like the frame is painted. Am I right? If so, what is the best way to strip the paint on it? I just want to strip the paint on the back and front of the grip. It is the only place where the finish is bad.

    Also, the slide finish is quite worn on the top and front. It looks like holster worn. Is the slide blued? It looks like chipped like paint or the finish looks thick like paint.

    Thank you
  2. denfoote

    denfoote Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Near the border of occupied Azlan and Mexico.
    A picture would be nice.

    My guess is that it's not paint, but Duracoat.

    If it turns out to actually be Duracoat, then you might want to call them.


    If it's ordinary paint, then soaking in any decent paint remover should do the trick. The remover will probably be be petroleum based, so it should not hurt the metal.
  3. john11139

    john11139 Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    If you buy it and try it. If it works. PM me. I bought a CZ 82 also. Nice gun for the money. Would like to touch it up too.
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