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Old April 5th, 2017, 01:25 AM   #1
 
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BDU AR 15 paint strip?

So I got this DMPS AR cheap from a guy who said it ran like crap. The ammo he gave me with it was reloaded by him and was very poorly done, after a few rounds I tossed it all in the trash and got some cheap wolf ammo, no issues after that. The previous owner was so proud of his home made krylon paint job, it isn't my style, I prefer black.

Anywho... would it be worth the trouble to spray it down with break cleaner and scrubbing the snot out of it? Or should I leave it as is?

I'm not paying someone 200 to cerakote it black. (It's more than I have in the rifle)


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Old April 5th, 2017, 01:40 AM   #2
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I would refinish it. It looks like it has flowers all over it. Since Cerakote is not an option, I would give it a Krylon paint job in tan and let it wear in for that battle-worn look.
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Anything to worry about spraying it with break cleaner? I tested a patch on the receiver and did not get any adverse affects. But testing a dab in the mag well and spraying it down with a full can are 2 different things. I assumed when finished I would need to apply a generous coat of clp or wd40. Even tho I got this rifle for cheap (kinda felt bad taking it from the old timer) I'd rather keep its value, as ar rifles are fairly plentiful and without a stack invested in it I have wiggle room for future trades/sale.


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I would take the sight and grip off, but I wouldn't worry about it. You could also strip the paint and see how the finish is beneath it. The rifle may be fine.

Personally, I Cerakote and that's what I would do. I also understand your position. So, I would either give it a coat of Krylon or maybe something like Alumahyde for a nice finish that's affordable.

Just make sure you degrease the rifle well before it's new finish.
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Thanks for all the input. I'm going to remove the cheap Nc star quad rail and give it a through scrubbing as a test. I planned on ditching it anyway so if I ruin the orig finish no harm done.

I'll post some pics tonight.

I thought this was on an ar forum and it's the Ruger one, my bad, I still love my rugers tho. Gotta 3 inch security 6 in my nightstand and my LCP in my pocket! I'm seeing a .45 American pistol in my near future as well




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I would just live with it to me that is better than muddy girl xoe guns come in.
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Too late, got the lower done. Took about 2 hours and 2 and a half cans of brake cleaner.

Still have some light detail work to do on it but the bulk of the paint is gone.




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Looks like turned out well, I know when I spilled brake fluid on an army truck it bubbled the paint off.
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Looks pretty good stripped. Keep it up!
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Right. And the dude didn't know why he had such trouble selling it. I'll get the rest done tonight. Can't wait. Lot of work but thankfully he didn't spray it on too thick.


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He scratched this lug all up putting in the single point sling, any suggestions? I don't have the tool to remove... black fingernail polish? The damage goes all the way around.


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Tough without taking it off. You can try to paint it with a brush. I would pull it off and parkerize it. Nail polish sounds like a good first.
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I would refinish it. It looks like it has flowers all over it. Since Cerakote is not an option, I would give it a Krylon paint job in tan and let it wear in for that battle-worn look.
I liked it until I started to look at it more yes looks like flowers on it. I would do as Neon has suggested!!! Wow starting to look really good!!!
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Cerakote is pretty easy to do yourself for about 50-60 bucks. I do it all the time in a makeshift oven i made using hvac duct i found and a turkey frying burner i have. If your a diy'er at all.... its been worth it for me.


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