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 Looking 4 shops that refinish WWII Green Parkerize
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Lfryklu
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USA
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Posted - 08/15/2016 :  11:32:06 PM  Show Profile Send Lfryklu a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Guys,

I am wondering if anyone knows of shops/companies that refinish M1 parts to WWII Green Parkerized finish?

I have a gun that some yoyo stripped off the park finish and reblued most of the parts.

Would appreciate any leads

Thanks

Lfryklu

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shadycon
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USA
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Posted - 08/16/2016 :  07:39:24 AM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Location?

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jimb16
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USA
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Posted - 01/19/2017 :  7:21:02 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The parkerizing isn't green. It is normally a gray color. The green comes from the grease and oil in the parking.

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Marc780
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USA
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  12:44:07 AM  Show Profile Send Marc780 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just refinished mine with Gunkote in matte black. It was not too hard to do. There is no need to strip the old finish to bare metal, unless the old finish is rusted, all you need to do is rough the finish with 800 grit emery cloth and clean the surface with brake cleaner. Then spray the gunkote on, in the lightest dusting you can do - then bake for 90 minutes at 350-400 F. The gunkopte is very thick, and covers light to medium scratches very well. I am making a post on this, but if you do it yourself it only costs about $50 for the gunkote, cleaner and sandpaper. And it doesn't stink up the house, or the oven either.
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americanboy
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USA
329 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2017 :  06:26:30 AM  Show Profile Send americanboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is a company down my way by the name of Birdsong that applies a finish they call "Green T" and "Black T". You can find them on the web and they do a good deal of work for government agencies. It's not simply a spray-on coating, but a chemical process. I doubt if the Green T would match the natural greenish tent found on some carbines, but it will be green and extremely durable.
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cali201
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USA
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  07:28:56 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you want it done right the first time: You must be logged in to see this link.
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shadycon
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USA
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  07:48:48 AM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Gunkote: I used it on a 1927 SA TSMG that was a basket case and a AK74 build, about 8-10 yrs. ago. Also matte black, good stuff. The finish is still holding up fine except on the AK, which tries to rust in a few places. A lot of corrosive ammo! I cleaned 'real good' with acetone, dried with compressed air, "NO sandpaper", I use steel or brass wool with gun oil, warm in oven at 250-300*, Spray with touch up sprayer. The gunkote will flash dry as soon as it hits, bake for another 45-60 minutes. While the oven is warm throw in a pie and wifey will be happy!
These are shooters not collectors.

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Tuna
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Posted - 01/21/2017 :  09:34:15 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh I like the pie idea. Can I have a piece?
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shadycon
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USA
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Posted - 01/22/2017 :  08:13:54 AM  Show Profile Send shadycon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tuna: I share my pies but it depends on distance traveled!

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ltcfb
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USA
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Posted - 02/15/2017 :  9:21:22 PM  Show Profile Send ltcfb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Shuff hands down. See above. He recently rebarreled and re parked mine. Outstanding.
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