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Armed-Citizen
08-27-2014, 8:31 PM
Ak Muffins that is! (and some blueberry muffins too)
Just finished baking my NDS-1 receiver.
here's the rundown of my unfortunate journey:

Acquired receiver in dec 13'
-stored it as was for 4+ months without thinking of possibilities of future rusting.
months later, i take it out to start working on it only to find it had some very noticeable surface rust
-Removed rust by leaving receiver in coca cola over night. didnt work out too well so i soaked it in vinegar the night after.
the results:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/102572236@N06/14186033675/

After, i decided to use primer to protect metal surface from future rusting.
Now deciding to complete the paint finish, needed to remove primer.
Removed primer with a wire wheel and did the main finish using Rust O Leum Appliance Epoxy.
(I was able to remove the primer from the outside of the receiver but was unable to remove it from the inside so i applied a coating of 2000 degree flat black engine paint on the inside of receiver and actually liked the results!)
Since i didnt like the overall look of flat black engine enamel for an external color, i went with appliance epoxy with the process described below.

As for the outside:
I did 2 even coats and 2 final dusting Coats and baked in the oven for 1hr @ 425 degrees and got the following results:
(This pic shows receiver before going in the oven):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/102572236@N06/15059174395/

Pics after oven Baking!
(also Painted exposed front trunnion areas and Rear Trunnion as well)
(Top Cover is original polish paint and is shown for paint comparison)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/102572236@N06/15036175226/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/102572236@N06/15036173356/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/102572236@N06/14872632367/



Open to hear your opinions on my overall result, negative or Positive.

Will be finishing build by next week hopefully and will post pics!

TruEdge
08-27-2014, 8:33 PM
Cool story brah but only 2 links work.

Addict
08-27-2014, 8:40 PM
Links are broken
Edit: beat me to it

DoddRod
08-27-2014, 8:46 PM
In before muffinman

Armed-Citizen
08-27-2014, 9:18 PM
which links dont work?
i clicked on all and they work...

dtrump
08-27-2014, 9:24 PM
All links work for dtrump lol very nice man

tecstar1
08-27-2014, 10:37 PM
Really nice, good job

BigPimping
08-28-2014, 12:07 PM
Excellent Komrade! !!

Flintlock Tom
08-28-2014, 2:18 PM
Those muffins look great. How much to ship?

sunborder
08-28-2014, 4:10 PM
Why not just coat with grease or dump in bucket of used motor oil? Way less work than primer & wheel...

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Armed-Citizen
08-28-2014, 4:22 PM
Thanks to all!
Really enjoyed it.
ill be doing another one soon!

The muffins Didnt last another hour after picture : ).

beanz2
08-28-2014, 10:57 PM
Very nice match to the top cover!

So, after the first two coats you shot a couple of dustings to add the texture? Did you bake it after the first two coats too?

Armed-Citizen
08-29-2014, 7:38 AM
Process:
With outer surface of receiver clean by using acetone to remove any oils or debris, I applied first coat of Rust-o-leum Appliance Epoxy (applied from a 6 inch distance) and noticed the finish was real shiny (didn't want too shiny) so i let it dry (20 minutes using timer), 2nd coat i applied from 10 inch distance and resulted in duller finish! (getting close to desired finish). waited 20 minutes using timer.
3rd coating (1st Dusting Coat), i applied from an arms length distance and i sprayed towards the receiver in the direction the wind was blowing so the spray could be carried by the wind and not blown away.
Now, finish started to look very close to original polish top cover finish.
Waited 20 minutes using timer.
-Applied 4th coat (2nd dusting) now from an arms length distance ( Don't stay static in spraying, keep moving as you apply the final 2 dusting coatings).

After final dusting coat, i let it dry (20 minutes via timer), and turned the oven to 425 degrees and left receiver/(front and Rear)trunnion for exactly 1 hour cooking.
After hour of cooking, i turned off oven and left receiver and trunnions inside of the oven to let them cool off and to let the cure progress.

That's basically it for the outer coating.
Now im just letting it dry for the next 5days w/out touching it at all just to let it completely cure....

Will Post pics of complete rifle on here once done!