Need some parkerizing advice

Need some parkerizing advice

This is a discussion on Need some parkerizing advice within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I have a .22 rifle and 12g pump that rode around in the rack of a farm pickup for a long time. Mechanically they are ...

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Need some parkerizing advice

  1. #1
    VIP Member
    Array ppkheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    4,159

    Need some parkerizing advice

    I have a .22 rifle and 12g pump that rode around in the rack of a farm pickup for a long time. Mechanically they are both very sound, but they need a new outside wood and metal finish. I'm considering re-finished the stocks and parkerizing the metal.

    I'd like some advice/links on parkerizing. I'd appreciate vendors that sell a good product and have good customer support. I have a big shop here so working conditions/tools, etc are not a problem.

    Thanks in advance. I might do a before and after photo thread one day.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.


  2. #2
    Ex Member Array Ram Rod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Fayetteville, AR
    Posts
    13,687
    Ask one of your local shops. Most have a place they use to re-blue or refinish firearms parts etc.... I like the parkerized look better than the blued especially for shotguns. Parkerizing the way I understand it takes a bit more than re-bluing and may run you a bit more. The final color of the parkerized finish is determined by the chemicals used from what I gather and you can get greens to grays. The process also leaves a somewhat textured feel as opposed to a smooth feel. If you cannot find someone local, you may end up shipping it.
    Here is the shop that has done a couple of my shotguns in the past--excellent work worth the wait IMO.
    HOME

  3. #3
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,593
    Parkerizing. fairly simple process.
    Clean and degrease just to keep oil out of your solution.
    Sand blast and then wear gloves to keep skin oil off your blasted surfaces.
    Immerse your parts in your Parkerizing solution set a temp slightly less than boiling.
    Then go into clean boiling or very hot water to rinse.
    Quickly blow the parts off with compressed air and then saturate coat or immerse in oil.
    Some folks keep the parts in (or heavily coated with oil) overnight.
    Wipe them off,
    You're done.

    Addition: Since Parkerizing will etch metal ~ if you're going to do barrels then plug them because you'll not want to etch your bores.

    Also: The Manganese Parkerizing is the Mil Spec stuff and it does hold up much better than the Zinc.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  4. #4
    VIP Member
    Array ppkheat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    4,159
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to think for a while and decide if I want to do it myself or send them off. I don't really need any other projects, but I always enjoy a good challenge and learning something new.
    Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array cdwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    2,261
    If you want to keep them forever check this guy out
    Oakridge Custom Finishing, LLC - Home
    he parkerizes then duracoat check it out
    His name is Gary Hadley
    GUN CONTROL= I WANT TO BE THE ONE IN CONTROL OF THE GUN

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

  6. #6
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    35,593

    Post

    That is the best way to do lasting DuraCoat

    1.) Sand Blast

    2.) Parkerize

    3.) Skip The Oil

    4.) Then DuraCoat
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. I need some advice
    By ddonovan in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 16th, 2010, 01:51 PM
  2. Really need your help and advice!
    By Hawk in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: June 24th, 2008, 11:26 AM
  3. New guy, need gun advice
    By turk1800 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: June 16th, 2008, 12:25 AM
  4. Home Parkerizing
    By 45MINK in forum General Firearm Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 14th, 2008, 01:26 PM
  5. Which Gun to Go For...Need Advice
    By Gideon in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: January 19th, 2007, 10:59 AM

Search tags for this page

do you have to sand blast when parkerizing
,
gun parkerizing in louisana
,
home parkerizing advice
,
mil spec parkerized louisiana
,
parkerizing a sig
,

parkerizing louisiana

,

parkerizing vendor

,

parkerizing vendors in louisiana

,
where can i get a gun parkerized in louisiana
,
who does best parkerizing in louisiana?
Click on a term to search for related topics.