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April 26, 2008, 02:40 PM
Is it possible to refinish your own AR magazines or parts at home? I would like to replicate the finish and the toughness of the military version.

T. O'Heir
April 26, 2008, 10:03 PM
There are home Parkerizing kits(literally stove top). The colour is changed by changing the chemicals. Here's a how-to. http://www.jouster.com/articles30m1/parkerizing.html
Mind you, if your mags are aluminium, you need to anodize or use Birchwood-Casey's Al Black(works like cold bluing). BBQ paint will do for Al too. Parkerizing doesn't work on Al.
Duracoat is an option too.

April 28, 2008, 06:57 PM
If your talking about the aluminum dri lube coating check out Armalite's website in the library section. Scroll down until you find the article on magazine finishes. There is a spray paint which matches the dri lube finish (grey in color).:):):)