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Old November 20, 2010, 09:23 PM   #1
chasep255
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Gold Duracoat

I want to make the metal parts on my AK look like they are made out of gold. I was just wondering how real the duracoat gold color looks and if there is anything I can do to make it more realistic?
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Old November 20, 2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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I don't see a Duracoat Gold on their site.

In any case, even a metallic gold paint isn't going to look anything like real gold, it's going to look like gold colored paint.
To see what it'll look like, go down to a hobby store and buy a small bottle of gold paint.

To get a real Gold look, you 're going to have to go with a plated finish.

You might try Gold Titanium Nitride (TiN) which is a gold colored super-hard plating used on cutting tools and has a reasonably close color to real gold.
TiN is expensive.
I think that Desert Eagle finished some of it's pistols in TiN to look like gold.

The best looking is going to be real gold plating.
There are several gun refinishing services that offer gold plating for firearms.

http://www.fordsguns.com/

http://techplate.com/specchart1rev.htm

http://www.elitecustomguns.com/index1.htm
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