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Old April 12, 2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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low friction paint for magazine refurbishing?

I want to refurbish some of my older surplus pistol mags: Get the light surface rust off, smooth out a few scratches, and paint them.

I've heard there is such a thing as molybdenum disulphide impregnated paint that provides some lubrication as well as corrosion resistance. This sounds like something that might work very well in magazines. I really like the anti-friction coating in my newer Mec-Gar mags not that I (realistically) expect to duplicate that...

I thought I saw something like this by the Gun-Kote folks a while back, but can't seem to find it any more.

Anybody know where I could find such a paint?
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Old April 13, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-to...-prod1145.aspx

There you go.

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Old April 14, 2013, 02:12 AM   #3
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Thanks. I guess I was right about seeing it at Brownell's, just wrong about the Gun-Kote part.

Now... how do I spray it into the INSIDE of the mag tubes?
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Old April 14, 2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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My experience with moly paint in farming applications is that the coating is much too soft to be of value for your purpose.
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Old April 15, 2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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Bead blast the tubes and have them hardchromed, you will be better off.
If you want them to be black bead blast them and have DLC applied.

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Old April 19, 2013, 07:43 PM   #6
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Have you tried mixing KY Jelly and Latex paint? If that doesn't work Jimro's suggestion surely will.
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Old May 9, 2013, 02:00 PM   #7
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Use either Gun Kote or Norrells Moly Resin. Follow the directions and abrasive blast the exterior then soak in some Phosphate prep solution which applies a zinc phosphate. Shoot the insides with your air brush first then do the exterior.

If they are aluminum AR mags I would get the solid film lubricant from Neely industries Perma-Slik HERE and use that.
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