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Gas Cylinder Refinish

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Gas Cylinder Refinish

#1 Post by Locofritz » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:20 pm

What can you do to refinish a Garand gas cylinder?


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#2 Post by M14man » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:28 pm

Paint....it will not parkerize

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#3 Post by Locofritz » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:31 pm

High temperature paint I would assume?


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#4 Post by M14man » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:43 am

I don't think it gets that hot....just a good quality semi-gloss
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#5 Post by Locofritz » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:20 pm

I'll give it a try.


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#6 Post by Smokey » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:09 pm

I used black Rustoleum charcoal grill paint, and baked it in the oven, over 30 years ago. The owner has been happy with it to this day. It still looks pretty good.
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#7 Post by Locofritz » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:30 pm

That's what I was thinking: grill or header paint


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#8 Post by ammolab » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:17 pm

Brownells Alumahyde 2 has A Parkerized color option:

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tool ... d1117.aspx

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#9 Post by Smokey » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:45 am

Maybe do a little research on resistance to heat and abrasion.
I think I hung the gas cylinder from the oven rack with some wire when I baked the charcoal grill paint.
35 years ago, my memory is hazy. Still looks pretty good.
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#10 Post by jbrower » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:26 pm

I used Duracoat and it has held up really well over the past decade. There is a also a product called Caswell's Stainless Steel Blackener that I have read about but have not personally used.

BBQ/Engine Block paint works but tends to scratch off pretty easily.

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