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August 26, 2001, 19:39
BBT arrived with the G1 last week. What is the proper finish for the handguards? Is it the silverish park like on the STG HG's? The G1 handguards in the kit are basically in the white with some brown gunk in the recesses. I am planning on deep black/blueing the rifle. I'm not sure if I want the handguards lighter or darker yet. Any info appreciated.
August 26, 2001, 20:07
Mine were not salvagable and wound up in the trash. They appear to have been parked and painted black over the park. The barrels show paint under the handguard on the most worn of the three. One barrel was new and painted to the FH and beyond that parked a grey color.
Dark bluing would be about right, I believe. I am going to park one and paint it. The other, on the Williams receiver will be painted to match the receiver.
August 26, 2001, 20:35
Do you think matte or semi-gloss is the way to go?
August 26, 2001, 20:47
Mine came with 100% of the original finish. A few dents but servicable. It looks like matte finish & smooth, like a good park. Even with me hammerin' on them a bit, the finish remains. Definitly NOT paint. I have'nt really seen many to be able to judge but if I had to paint them it would be a matte, & dark Charcoal Grey, almost a blueish.
August 26, 2001, 22:10
Sounds like they were blued over parkerizing.
August 27, 2001, 02:22
Blued over park? Can you even do that?
August 27, 2001, 06:28
There is a gunsmith in my area who recommends blue over park as a refinish option on many guns. He says that is a very durable and corrosion resistant finish, and looks very nice. I have yet to get one done using his blue over park.
August 27, 2001, 06:47
I've herd of that too,Guess It makes a Real Dark color and the park holds the bluing better
August 27, 2001, 11:47
Originally posted by TooTech:
Do you think matte or semi-gloss is the way to go?</STRONG>
When I get the receiver in today and look at the various finishes in black paint I will decide. I think a semi-gloss or gloss will be the closest.
It is possible that painting of the entire gun would make a nice appearance, including the receiver. That might require screwing up the anodized finish on the receiver, which I do not wish to do.
I will know what to do when I get it done to my satisfaction.
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