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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    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 Don’t hate the player hate the game wooo 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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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Charter Member Supporting Member

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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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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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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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    Leave it be....it's an AK!!!!
     
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    I cerakoted mine by Ben in Lexington. I did mine in Sig Gray

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    I know nothing about anything firearm-ish, but our dings and scars and rough surfaces give us character, so let its character show! It looks good....
     
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    AK's are not aluminum like the AR. Rust is bad.
     
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    Clayton Guns in Johnson County NC does an excellent job with Cerakote and they are very reasonable if you choose that route. I had a Beretta A400 Cerakoted except for the barrel
    and it has held up very well. Heck, try it yourself using an air dry product. Clean off an old shovel and experiment or use the hood on the wife's car. What's the worst that could happen?
     
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    Leave it like it is, just wipe it down with oil from time to time.