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polish my ak47: ak wizards help.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by youngvr4, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. youngvr4

    youngvr4

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    I want to polish the exterior of my ak47. Lazymans way.
    Question is, will the vinegar I soak the gun in for 2 hours damage the gas chamber?
    Of course I will lube it after.
     
  2. Glock2008

    Glock2008 Gun User

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    Im not sure that vinegar is going to do anything to the finish. I would just use polishing compound, but there is going to be no lazy mans way if you are planing on getting a mirror finish over the entire surface of the gun.
     

  3. KalashniKEV

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    I got excited b/c I thought you meant Polish!!!

    "polish"

    !?!?!!

    This is unacceptable.
    ;)
     
  4. harleyfx69

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  5. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Do it. Also soak it naval jelly for at least 72 hours.
     
  6. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    Is there a reason you want to do this?

    If not, I would leave it as it is!


    TGG
     
  7. Palouse

    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    Not to be confused with KY Jelly. After years of rehab, trust me on this.
     
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    WTF!!!

    I would never put any of my guns in vinegar...

    AKs and ARs was never intended to be polished thats why they have the dull military finish.
     
  9. Danimal3805

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    I'd bet it's either parkerized or (cheaply) painted. Pretty much any paint stripper would remove it. Brake cleaner or brake FLUID will work EXCELLENT and won't harm your gas chamber (no rubber). Now I've told you the "How" please explain the "Why".:whistling: j/k
    :needspics:
     
  10. NW-Warlord

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    But the guy on Lord of War had a shiny AK:whistling:.

    Mr. Kalashnikov would kick you in the junk for even thinking about doing this.
     
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    LMAO I Almst said that!!! Shiny GOLD:rofl:
     
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    If you put anything metal in a corrosive liquid for a prolonged amount of time, damage can result. Even if you did remove the finish without damaging the metal, you would have an unfinished rifle that would be very prone to rust. If you want a shiny AK47 (and lord knows why you would), send to off to be chromed. Then it will be shiny and still resistant to corrosion.
     
  13. youngvr4

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    lol, i love the comments, glocks were made to be all black also, but i still did my glocks barrell. no corrosion, no rust.
    i'll have pics by monday
     
  14. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

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    Freakin' Pickled Polish AK ?.....dunno bout some of you guys...
     
  15. KalashniKEV

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    If any of you help the OP with this in any way, you are just as guilty in my eyes...

    :)
     
  16. harleyfx69

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    you have no idea what your getting into,

    ak flats are painted sheet metal,

    glock barrels and any other part are treated metal

    leave this to the professional refinishers out there or in 2 weeks we get to see a thread *****ing about why your POS ak is rusting out on you,
     
  17. KalashniKEV

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    But I thought that was the point!?!?

    They call it the "Battle-field Pick me-up!!!"

    You get all the awesomeness of the battlefield without actually having to go there!!!

    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Glock barrels are nitrided (tenifer). The metal itself is corrosion resistant. Not so with the AKM. An AKM with no finish will rust almost instantly unless it is kept very well oiled at all times. Big difference.
     
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    Glocks have tennifer under the black coating, AK's are plain steel with no other protection.

    I see you live in Seattle, great climate for unprotected metals.
     
  20. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Seriously, the naval jelly will take care of all that....