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Discussion in 'Maverick 88 Pump Action' started by Barhrobeman, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    I have a work in progress here. I painted the receiver matte black.

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  2. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Looks good but a lot of solvents may eat or soften the paint...
  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Is that an older Maverick 88?
  4. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    I know it.. I’ve been researching for some way to “seal” it: I’ve found matte selants and cleaners but the I kind of doubt they’d hold up to CLP’s and the likes. Maybe I can get away with cleaning it with the matte cleaner (the painted part of course) and do my best not to get the gun oil on it.
    What about a clear coat? CLP would probably eat that too huh?
  5. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    No sir, it’s almost a year old.
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    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    Here we go.
  8. schotzfyred

    schotzfyred .410

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    Just wondering.......why paint it flat black?
  9. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    Well... I was I was attempting to touch up a few scratches with some gun blue and I made it worse. I was like well, I have some flat black “cammo” on hand.. Plus I was bored and wanted a project.
    Here’s the finished product. A couple coats of flat black, I handful of coats of matte clear, and a couple light coats of Renaissance wax. There’s a couple of spots where I got a little heavy with the clear, but I’ll call it good enough for government work.
    I’m going to shoot it tommrow and see if it all peels off or not. D83BA0D7-0ECC-4F9A-A013-23287CF91831.jpeg
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    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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  11. schotzfyred

    schotzfyred .410

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    Got it!
    I did the same thing with an old used and abused stock. Hammertone on beat up wood made it look much better.
    Cheers
  12. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    I fried about 10 shells through it and all went well. The receiver never really did get hot, just the barrel. So I don’t think I’ll have any issues with flaking.
    My only concerns now are, how do I clean this sucker? Really though I think it’ll be alright if I’m careful.
  13. Barhrobeman

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    I cleaned the ole gal with Hornady One Shot clp this evening. It’s supposed to be a pretty decent rust inhibitor, so I took a gamble and sprayed a coat on the painted receiver. Well it wasn’t that big of a gamble. Some had leaked out from the inside of the receiver out to the kit when I was cleaning it. I was quick to wipe it off and there wasn’t any paint on my rag.
    Anyway so I sprayed a coat onto the painted receiver and I let it evaporated off. There are no I’ll effects at this time. It might even be a little shinier.

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  14. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Glad it's holding up good for you.

    I'm a huge fan of Norrells Moly socom black.

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  15. dieselmudder

    dieselmudder .30-06 Elite Member "Philanthropist"

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    Very nice. Just today I was wondering how to coat a raw lower receiver.
  16. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    Thanks.
    Cool, I’ll have to check it out.
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  17. John A.

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    The only thing that I think is better than moly is Parkerizing itself. And if you put moly over Parkerizing, is about as good as it's going to get. I put moly on my cans. They hold up to heat better than everything else. More resistant to chemicals and scratches too.

    As for spray on-bake on firearm finishes, norrells moly is king.

    Here is a project with moly over park.

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  18. LTB45

    LTB45 .30-06 Supporter

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    I did 2 500's, a 12 and a 20 with Krylon in a sponge paint camo about 5 years ago. I am talking the entire gun on both of them!
    They have both seen thousands of rounds and at least a few cleanings ;) with no deterioration of the paint job!

    If it ever does start to come off, a little more paint is a easy enough fix.
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  19. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! Good deal.
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  20. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    Pretty nice man.

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