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December 26, 2001, 01:54
I know this gets noted here and there, but I haven't seen it mentioned in a while. Although a jug of his matte black has been sitting on my shelf for almost a year, I got bored tonight and finally test used it. EASY AND FANTASTIC results. I refinished an STG lower I had laying around. I had previously sand blasted the lower, but otherwise I followed the simple directions.
Heated the lower in the oven to heat out any remaining grease, and there was some!
washed the lower in the sink with hot water and Dawn (hey, no degreaser handly)
dried the lower and stuck in in the oven at 150 degrees to pre heat (directions say 100 but I wanted to get the moisture out)
with my $29 air brush from the hobby store (and I have never airbrushed before) i really shook up the jug (been sitting for a long time) added some of the moly resin to the air brush, and sprayed the hot lower. I did let the lower cool off a little too much between reheats and did get a splotch, and learning to use the air brush got me a decent run, but this is practice.
I put the fully sprayed lower back in the oven for an hour at 300 degrees (hanging from the rack by pieces of bent hanger) pulled it out and MAN IT LOOKS GOOD, except for the two spots I goofed on. But I will sand blast those spots clean and see how well this touches up.
Just the thing for the Imbel kit on the way from Dan's.
It is a smooth, texture of the metal's surface, matte black finish, almost looks like the metal's natural color.
December 26, 2001, 09:37
Thanks for the post
I Just sent a check for a quart of his flat black finish. Think I will practice on a bunch of the $5.00 magazines I bought from DSA before I tackle a few other rifles. From what I have read the finish is very good.
Will try and post my results when I get around to doing the work.
December 26, 2001, 11:39
Ok you got me curious. Where can I find this stuff and how much does it run? I got an Imbel kit that needs a little luv'n, and a G1 that maybe could use it, still undecided on that though.
December 30, 2001, 01:26
For purchasing Norrell finish try:
Mad Dog 7.62
December 30, 2001, 03:29
I have had really good results with Brownells Teflon/Moly....the stuff goes on pretty easy, and so far seems very durable. They only have the black in the quarts, but they have two shades of park gray, OD Green, brown and one or two others in spray cans....I am going to try spraying the colors into a airbrush cup and airbrushing it, I wanna try a camo pattern. I'll post a pic (someday).
December 30, 2001, 07:11
Please post pis of your cammo job when done. I'm planning on cammoing an AR15 I'm building and I am highly interested in seeing how this stuff performs. I've cammoed fiberglass stocks with Brownell's alumhyde with great results. So far my .308 custom mauser cammoed stock has held up really well. I've had it on their for a few years now and have carried it the woods often and the paint hasn't chipped, faded or rubbed off. RB
Mad Dog 7.62
December 30, 2001, 20:10
The camo job will be a bit down the road...it's the #4 project right now. I did try some of the teflon/moly on a plastic stock, cause I want the whole gun the same color/pattern. Seemed to work o.k., obviously can't bake the stock, so I just used a heat gun to warm it up and set the paint.
December 30, 2001, 20:42
Anyone have contact info fo Norrell's I tried the two links above, but I'd rather order from them if possible.
December 31, 2001, 04:39
John Norrell can be reached at SMG1022@aol.com for direct sales.
December 31, 2001, 10:41
I have a section on Moly under refinishing.
The finish is wonderful - please read the application instructions/
December 31, 2001, 15:30
Nice site Gaven. Have you ever seen any Moly Resin sprayed over Parkerizing? I've got a Remington 11-87 that has always had a little rust on the receiver. I picked it up used. I'd love to try to refinish it withoug having to sandblast first. Sounds good.
January 01, 2002, 12:27
I use that with all my builds. Degrease, blast, park, moly coat. It works great. I have tried GunKote and Norrells - i prefer Norrells. GunKote is too thin, it takes too many coats to cover, especially with the coloured resins, Brown, tan, white (white is about as thick as skim milk, man it sucks).
January 02, 2002, 18:17
Sounds good Gavin. I have a new AK that was parked. I was thinking about maybe trying that Moly Resin on my 11-87 first to see how it looks. Do you have any pictures of the Moly over Park? How about texture? Both the shotgun and AK are kind off rough from the parking.
January 10, 2002, 20:43
Like Gavin said, Norrell's is light years ahead of that GUNKOTE stuff as far as application goes. This is a pic of a rifle I did with Norrell's over park:
January 11, 2002, 02:32
Norrell's Moly-Resin has been on the
market for at least 20 years, aimed at the Class 3(MG) market. I've never heard of one complaint about it, only
It's about the only durable spray on the market for the average person to use at home to refinish AR aluminum mags. As you don't want to sandblast these(removing the gold anodizing) you
want to spray from about 14"+ in light coats to get a semi-matte finish. Any
closer, or too thick, and it'll be a
Even Shooter's Choice won't affect the
baked Resin. The shelf-life on it seems to be in excess of 5 yrs., but less than 10(I found out).
January 11, 2002, 08:21
Ekie - looks kinda Grey??
January 11, 2002, 21:28
Hey yeah, does sort of look grey.
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