View Full Version : Stove Bright treatment to mags
October 23, 2001, 23:07
Guys, I know that this is no park job but I just got 5 mags from DSA and they looked "Well Used". I had some Metalic Flat black Stove Bright high temp spray paint left around after intalling a gas log and flue. Man let me tell you this stuff is great. I degreased the mags with automotive degreaser, then washed in soap & water and baked at 350 for 20 min. I saw all the oil and residue come out of the mags and recleaned. Baked again and let cool to just above room temp. I gave to outside of the mags 2 light coats and got them in the oven as fast as I could.(This stuff dries quick)
Baked in oven for 1 hour at 500. Boy let me tell you the wife did not like the smell. They look great. nice even coloring with very small metal flake appearing. I read the label and this stuff has some real nasty stuff in it so what out for the fumes. I also read that it contains Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt and Copper compounds. I will try to get a picture posted soon. The finish is very hard and is difficult to scratch off. I will have to get back to you all as to how it fairs over a period of time.
October 24, 2001, 07:36
Sounds good - let us know how they wear.
October 24, 2001, 11:26
I'm sure it didn't at all affect the pot roast cooking in there at the same time! heheheh
October 24, 2001, 11:33
You did remove the springs first, right?
October 24, 2001, 13:08
Would love to see some pictures. Thank you.
October 24, 2001, 14:37
Yes, I removed the springs and followers prior to painting. I heard hear on the files that painting the inside can some times "gum up" over time. here are some pictures. My camera is off in color so I included one with the G1 refinished kit that I got from DSA. I think, other than the flash from the metal flakes, the color is dead nuts. the picture with my four legged FAL lover is the most accurate in color. http://www.powerconsulting.org/mag-1.jpg http://www.powerconsulting.org/mag-3.jpg http://www.powerconsulting.org/mag-5.jpg
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October 24, 2001, 17:37
To Hell with the Mags....I would fix that bent barrel first ! ;)
October 24, 2001, 18:13
That barrel is a WECSOG special. You remember when our hero used the rifle that shot around corners?
[ October 24, 2001: Message edited by: xtremerange ]
October 24, 2001, 18:21
OK OK so my camera distorts some at close range.
October 25, 2001, 07:22
How much does a can of stove bright cost?
October 25, 2001, 08:48
Good idea--I bought some used mags, too. Another treatment is Brownell's Aluma-Hyde matt black spray, and either let it cure for a week or so or bake in oven. I have a SAR4800 and I used this on an inch pattern selector, and it is hard to tell from the original finish.
October 25, 2001, 21:43
Thats was way too Funny! :D
I seen that also, but was Slow on da Draw :rolleyes:
October 25, 2001, 23:06
I think I paid somewhere around 6.00 at a wood stove place. this stuff is the 1200 degree stuff. I also have it on my stove pipe and it takes all the heat I can put though it.
October 25, 2001, 23:29
Is that BILL's cat?, ...So THATS where he went. :D
October 27, 2001, 10:10
Powerfal, what type of WECSOG tool did you rig to hold the mags in the oven?
October 27, 2001, 15:13
coat hangers bent-up inside mag, gods gift to WECSOG work. just bent them up to grab inside of mag by friction and moved top rack of oven as high as it would go and hung mags from there.
October 28, 2001, 01:05
Good effort! Soon some shop will be selling those! hehehe
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