Refinishing an AK, Parkerize / Cerakote?

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  1. james.c.wiseman

    james.c.wiseman Member

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    I’m looking for any wisdom or recommendations on coating an AK. It’s down to it’s naked beauty and I need something to keep the elements off of it for awhile and make it look presentable.
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  2. ripv2

    ripv2 Rooster Bullets Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    [​IMG]

    Like, Krylon, rattle-rattle-psst-psst? Or Krylon some space age material that just happens to have the same name?



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    nature boy Woooooooooo Supporting Member

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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    It took a long time to get there. My vote is leave it alone. I Love the look of Used firearms.
     
  7. james.c.wiseman

    james.c.wiseman Member

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    I can respect that. Scrubbed it down, oil it up, wipe it off.


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    Looks great now. Dunk it in used motor oil, sling it once or twice to remove the excess, rub it down with an empty potato sack, choot it!
     
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    Rub some butter on it and put it in the oven..... like seasoning a cast iron pan.

    No seriously, nothing, it looks fine like it is.
     
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    We have a member here who does cerakote ( @Magdump ). He can hook you up. Cerakoted one of my AK's and it turned out great.
     
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    Tractor paint and some mud for the details.
     
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    Das whut I'm talkin bout. People pay to have there guns "aged". You're home free...
     
  13. james.c.wiseman

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    “Battle Worn”
    I think you guys talked me into it.


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    GOOD MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Leave it be....it's an AK!!!!