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Moly Resin Refinish

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    Got bored, ordered some Moly Resin and a $4 Ebay airbrush. Grabbed some carb cleaner (2 cans) and four hours later I finished my first refinishing job.

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    Nice job!
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    nice job!! how does that finish wear??
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    Good job. Looks Great!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigo5552000 View Post
    nice job!! how does that finish wear??
    From what I've read on this and other forums, it wears very nicely. We'll see after a couple of hundred rounds.

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    Nice work, the air brush application of the finish is the key. But the biggist mistake the DIYers make is not throughly cleaning and preping the gun before finishing. Then they complian about the "crappy product" when 9 times out of 10 is the applicator that is the problem. Spray cans are for grills. All one needs to do a professional finish job on a firearm is a compressor and inexpensive air brush. Harbor Freight Tools has a nice little airbrush kit for less than $20 that has the airbrush and paint bottles and some assesories.
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    This looks great!

    I have the same RIA that I'm interested in doing the same with. Can you expand a little on what/how you completed this?

    Also, is that a Wilson trigger, grip safety and hammer?

    Thanks- Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattfeldt View Post
    This looks great!

    I have the same RIA that I'm interested in doing the same with. Can you expand a little on what/how you completed this?

    Also, is that a Wilson trigger, grip safety and hammer?

    Thanks- Matt
    Those are in fact Wilson parts.

    First off I read this Refinishing AR15s with Norrells Moly Resin - Weapon Evolution for finishing AR's, but I figured it would work for me too. I followed the directions off the instructions and from the guide. I used 2 cans of carb cleaner ($1.30 and WalMart) to degrease the gun and parts. I bought a cheapo airbrush from off Ebay ($8 shipped). I played with the airbrush to get used to it. I just used a hairdryer to heat up the metal, pretty much as hot as I could get it. Then I painted a little at a time and re-heated as necessary. If you decide to do it, make sure the paint is completely dry before touching it. I had to re-spray a few spots to cover up marks. I screwed up one spot under the ejection port, I oversprayed then tried to fix it by wiping off the wet paint. This caused a bigger mess. Then I removed the paint with a q-tip and re-sprayed the spot. Unfortunately, there is a permanent spot now where I couldn't get the paint to blend in very well. Oh well, I'm still very satisfied with the overall job.

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    Looked like a professional job to me from the photos. Nice work!
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    nice application, good job getting an even coating

    ...but personally I prefer the darker finish

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    After sandblasting and cleaning I heat the parts in the oven to 100 degrees. Then I apply the resin. That way, no chance of runs.





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    Love this stuff. I have done many gun parts and guns with it. I will tell ya another thing to use it on, Car parts. Things like the Arms of windshield wipers. Holds up better than the original paint they used.

    Some really nasty M1 Carbine mags I refinished in the Medium Grey/Green Molly resin'



    A AK pistol done in that same Grey Green but under natural light



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