View Full Version : Touch up kits for military phosphate finish?

N.Y.G MP Pvt
January 17, 2000, 07:05 AM
The brass deflector on my AR15 takes a beating, do they sell a kits to touch up the finish on these gun?

January 17, 2000, 11:59 AM
Why bother? The next time you shoot it, it'll look the same as before you touched it up.
However, if you insist, you could use Birchwood Casey Brass Black to blacken the brass marks. If you have shiny aluminum showing through, you could use Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black to darken it. I worried aobut it in the beginning, but then just got used to it. The AR-15 is *supposed* to look that way ;)

[This message has been edited by pbash (edited January 17, 2000).]

January 17, 2000, 04:58 PM
I have experienced the same problem and found that if you soak the area w/ Hoppes 9 and let it sit for an hour or two and then take a tooth brush and scrub it will remove most if not all of the brass markings. If not complete the first time, do it again and you will find that it will eventually clean up pretty good. If that becomes a chore for you, a piece of electric tape will cover the area and keep the brass from marking the area of the deflector. Good luck