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Refinish Question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by FHBrumb, Jan 11, 2012.

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  1. FHBrumb

    FHBrumb Member

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    I have a gold plated Universal M1 Carbine. I want it parkerized. Looking online, of is said to be 24k. Is there someone you know of that can do this, and reclaim the gold? Even as payment? It shoots ok, bit its too much bling for me...
     
  2. Earlsbud

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    If it were mine I would coat over the gold plate with something dull/matte. Brownell's has baking lacquers and I would also look at DuraCoat. Don't laugh, but Krylon flat black would be an improvement IMO. Another option is to sell your "blingster" and replace it with a GI carbine.
     
  3. Chindo18Z

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    From a previous thread (JUL 2011) asking the same question about gold plate:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=605415&highlight=gold+plating
     
  4. FHBrumb

    FHBrumb Member

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    Good info. I'll just send it out.
     
  5. dfariswheel

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    Most any gun re-finisher who do plating can de-plate the rifle and parkerize it for you.

    Among others, APW/Cogan and Ford's are excellent.
     
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