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What's the best paint to use on barrel?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by CameronH, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. CameronH

    CameronH Yelm, Wa New Member

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    I just got a 1943 moisn nagant this past weekend. I did a deep clean on it and the barrel has some blemishes. It also has some what appears to be rust and some scratches on the top and side. Beingt I picked it up for 50 bucks I am not to worried but still would like it to look nice. So I was wondering what is the best paint to use that will survive the high heat? I cant seem to find any info on paint itself.

    Thanks y'all...

    What do you all think of this?

    http://www.krylon.com/products/bbq_hitemp_paint/

    Or this??

    http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ac...-261a?itemIdentifier=997026&_requestid=729097
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much any high temp paint will work. Such as brake caliper paints, engine paints.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Stove paint would work well too.
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I have always found BARREL PAINT to work very well.
    I would clean the rust, completely douse the metal in CLP, give it a good soaking 2 or 3 times and call it good.
     
  5. CameronH

    CameronH Yelm, Wa New Member

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    Thanks y'all I am gonna get some clp and try that first. If Its not what I expect I'll paint it. I'll post some before and after pics.
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You could have it powdered coated.
     
  7. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Jeeze oh man! It's a friggin Mosin. Cold blue the thing and shoot it!!
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    :dunno: Maybe I am the slow kid in the group here but how is CLP going to restore a finish on a gun?

    If you are going to put a new finish on it (paint, Duracoat, powder coat, parkerizing, ect) you will need to clean all the rust out. CLP is awesome for cleaning rust and other stuff. Once the rust is gone you will need to completely degrease (remove all the CLP) the gun prior to "painting" it..........

    If you use CLP or other cleaner to remove the rust and you are into bare metal you will either need to do something to prevent rust. You will either need to put a finish on it, always make sure it has some kind of protectant on it like CLP or other gun oil, or keep it free from moisture and O2.
     
  9. Ding

    Ding Lighter Side of Oz Active Member

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    If your on a budget,use engine Hi-Temp paint and bake it on or use some cold blue.Heat and clean the parts up before ya apply the cold blue making sure ya use gloves to keep from getting oils on the metal.

    If ya want to remove rust,get either naval jelly or prep and etch(homie depot or lowes) and us it to remove the rust.