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rocketscientist
July 30, 2008, 19:23
I am familiar with blue, black, and parkerizing finishes. The finish on my FN is a deep black, but thicker and more resistant than ordinary black I am used to. My IMBEL parts seem to have the same kind of finish, which is thick enough that you can see the depth when it is spot worn. It doesn't appear to be an enamel. So what is(are) this finish(s) ?

Ron Walker
July 31, 2008, 21:53
I think Imbel used parking followed by a baked lacquer finish in matte black. I don't know the brand but it is tough. I have come close to it with GunKote(others will probaly have their own favorites). Ron

W.E.G.
July 31, 2008, 21:58
After I doused it with EZ-Off oven cleaner, to no effect whatsoever, I dubbed it "Bullet-Proof."

TXscout
July 31, 2008, 23:56
Didn't FN use an epoxy over park?

101ABN327
August 03, 2008, 07:52
The British used a thick laquer they called "stoving". This stuff practically has to be blasted off. I wish I could find it in the US! I heard it one of those "forbidden" substances due to it's toxic nature when wet...

Let's not forget the Rhodesian Army camo over anything as one of the official finishes!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/19020rifles_004.jpg

ThePitbullofLove
August 03, 2008, 08:41
Originally posted by 101ABN327
The British used a thick laquer they called "stoving". This stuff practically has to be blasted off. I wish I could find it in the US! I heard it one of those "forbidden" substances due to it's toxic nature when wet...

Let's not forget the Rhodesian Army camo over anything as one of the official finishes!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/19020rifles_004.jpg

Try Brian Dick in SC for Suncorite stoving. IIRC, he's the only person in the US using it at the present time.

http://www.bdlltd.com/

PennsylvaniaLongRifle
August 04, 2008, 22:35
Originally posted by 101ABN327


Let's not forget the Rhodesian Army camo over anything as one of the official finishes!

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/19020rifles_004.jpg


CAN I GET AN AMEN!!!

101ABN327
August 04, 2008, 23:02
AMEN Brother!;)