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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 19, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Nut/Bolt Finish Suggestions

Hi All, I'm ready to clean up and prep all of my front sheet metal hardware with the goal of trying to avoid what occurred in the picture. Current plan is to wire wheel the parts then soak them in Evaporust, then do a manganese phosphate coating like this:

https://www.duracoatfirearmfinishes....nt=39614861641

Most important to me is to not develop any unsightly surface rust over time, second is goal is to "resemble" the factory look in regard to color.

I'd like to avoid paints and having to oil the parts. Are there better processes I should be looking at?

Thanks!
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Re: Nut/Bolt Finish Suggestions

I suspect many on this site already know this or can comment good or bad but I watched a video on Youtube the phosphating treatment and one commenter suggested an alternative process of heating cleaned, used bolts/nuts/washers in an oven to 400 F and then dropping them in linseed oil. I happen to have an oven in my shop I have used for powder coating so I thought I would give it a whirl. Supposed to give the same black appearance as well as rust protection but I don't really know.

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Re: Nut/Bolt Finish Suggestions

You'll be ahead if you just buy new hardware from AMK. They sell all kinds of
combinations of kits. I went the phosphate route and just wasted time. You'll
run into some fasteners that will be too far gone to save.
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I re-zinc my stuff in a bucket, easy ,safe, and it keeps me entertained and off the streets



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You'll be ahead if you just buy new hardware from AMK. They sell all kinds of
combinations of kits. I went the phosphate route and just wasted time. You'll
run into some fasteners that will be too far gone to save.
Thanks for the insight on your experience. Was trying to save some cash on this, but think you're right.

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Re: Nut/Bolt Finish Suggestions

Eric, You can often buy the AMK kits cheaper through vendors. AMK has a
minimum requirement if you go direct. Just be sure you're getting AMK.
Some vendors are using other suppliers and the fasteners are not up to snuff.
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Re: Nut/Bolt Finish Suggestions

I use Boeshield T-9 on all hardware, including cast and aluminum. It comes in liquid can or aerosol spray. Never worry about discoloration or rust/corrosion. Do a Google search for Boeshield T-9.


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Hi All, I'm ready to clean up and prep all of my front sheet metal hardware with the goal of trying to avoid what occurred in the picture. Current plan is to wire wheel the parts then soak them in Evaporust, then do a manganese phosphate coating like this:

https://www.duracoatfirearmfinishes....nt=39614861641

Most important to me is to not develop any unsightly surface rust over time, second is goal is to "resemble" the factory look in regard to color.

I'd like to avoid paints and having to oil the parts. Are there better processes I should be looking at?

Thanks!
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