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Old 03-07-2004, 04:58 PM
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I have a para-ord that I want to refinish (the origianl baked-on type finish is starting to wear off in the grip area), and was wondering how much work it would be to do it myself. Has anyone ever used any of those bake on finishes? and if so how do you remove the old finish? I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth it do it myself or if I should just take it to the gunsmith and have it done.
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Old 03-07-2004, 05:41 PM
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will I would take it to a gunsmith I try'd it one time and Ill never do that agine but that is my thing jump in thae and try it all you can do is wind up with a ugly gun good luck
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Old 03-22-2004, 03:45 PM
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Wish you hadda got more replies on this. Also I'd like to get into finding someone that can do custom stocks.
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Old 03-22-2004, 08:32 PM
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You can do it on your own and it will turn out fine. I have had to do a few aluminum bottom metals on rifles and it turns out just fine. However the spray on / bake on finishes that you can buy are not as high a quality as the ones that the gun manufacturers use and as a result not quite as durable.

You need to strip the gun down to the frame and bead blast it. If you don't have access to a blasting cabinet you can use consecutive grits of sand paper. Make sure that it is absoultely clean. Then just follow the directions on the can. You can get glossy to matt finish or teflon finish.

Make sure that nothing touches it until it is dry. Also do not touch anything to it until it has cooled. If you do you will be redoing it again.

Leaf, where do you live?
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