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Rapidrob
October 03, 2011, 08:40
I just got a like new CZ (VZ) 58 parts kit made in 1960. The parts are covered in a grey paint that looks like epoxy or other coating.
Does anyone know what paint was used or what product today would match the paint on this kit?
Thank you.

ftierson
October 03, 2011, 11:47
Lauer sells a DuraBake enamel in the color "VZ2000" that they claim matches the original finish.

I've seen quite a few of the VZ58 kits dated from 1960 to the mid-70s, and the original paint varies somewhat, darker to lighter and bluer to grayer, so I don't know what they finally settled on for this paint.

I have a can of it, but haven't gotten around to using it yet (on the receiver for a like-new 1975 kit)...

Eventually, I'll probably get there... :)

Forrest

Edited to spell 'DuraBake' right... :rolleyes:

Rapidrob
October 03, 2011, 15:14
Thank you Forrest for the reply.

julysol
October 03, 2011, 22:07
I used the VZ2000 paint mentioned above. It was a perfect match for mine. I only had to paint the receiver and not mess with the other parts. The paint as is, is flat. So I ordered their clear gloss, which made it a bit too glossy. A touch with 0000 steel wool got it just right. When I say "a touch" I mean just that. Almost no pressure while brushing it. I first did all my testing on a well used mag.

JKJ1911
October 09, 2011, 13:19
Where do you get receivers for these now?

harleyrider
November 01, 2011, 15:13
Originally posted by JKJ1911
Where do you get receivers for these now?

Century still sells them:

http://centuryarms.biz/proddetail.asp?prod=RE1178

Also, I see ORF receivers for auction up on GB from time to time.

HR

bf2rules111
November 07, 2011, 13:09
Go here,,,

http://www.czechpoint-usa.com/products/spare-parts-and-accessories/vz-58-parts-and-accessories/vz58-stripped-receiver-accepts-30-round-magazines/