refinished 1187

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refinished 1187

Postby waterfowlhunter » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:03 pm

Tried a different product from Brownells today on a quite rusty 1187. Sorry but I forgot to take some before pictures but the finish was GONE from the wood and had lots of dents and scratches, the receiver left side was just rust as if it was put away in a case wet and laid in the moisture. After totally stripping the stock and forend, a bit of sanding and some checkering tool "clean-up" I applied 4 coats of Tung oil, Did not want it too shiny but needed to be sealed.

Then hit the receiver on the wire wheel and got the rust off, The Finish I used was Brownells Baking Lacquer which I had never used before but I wanted a slightly rough Parkerized apearance. I usually use Gun Kote which requires a complete removal of the old finish with aluminum oxide blasting. It was cold in the shop So I decided not to blast it, the Baking Lacquer says it will work over old, properly preped finishes. It was cleaned with acetone and warmed with a heat gun, Applied 3 light coats, heating it in between coats and then dried for 30 min. Then it was baked @ 300 for 30 min. It came out perfect with the feel of real parkerizing and the correct dark gray color. This stuff is no where as tough as gun kote but will work for this application and is pretty hard, I tried slightly to scratch it on the inside and it held up to light pressure with a flat blade screwdriver.

Overall I like it but like gun kote better. This stuff is easier to apply and easier to prep for but does build up in thickness where gun kote does not.

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Postby waterfowlhunter » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:11 pm

Forgot to mention, If you try this stuff, Spray it into a trash can or rag before you try to spray the part. I luckly read the can and it said to do this and the first bit out was chunks and then a stream like a worm before it sprayed correctly. Here are other things that I used in doing this.

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Postby bluelund79 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:07 pm

Looks great! Just was given an older 870 express that was in the same condition you described...Got it cleaned up as good as I could and now it is in working/shooting order. Just don't have the time/resources to try that yet!!! If I was closer, you'd be hired!!!! Great job, Eric
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