Results: Parkarize job by RedHat
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Results: Parkarize job by RedHat

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    339

    Results: Parkarize job by RedHat

    I am SO happy with the FANTASTIC job that Red Hat did on my old 1911 .45 - It was my Dad's gun, and the blue finish was getting pretty bad in places.

    I had the pleasure of spending yesterday afternoon with Red Hat, and was absolutely amazed at the transformation!

    Take a look at the process, and finished product here.

    A HUGE thanks again to RedHat - you're a stand up guy, and I hope this is a beginning of a long friendship!

    :D
    My Website: Nerd with a .45

  2.   
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    2,803
    Wow that came out great. I brought home an old 410 crack barrel shotgun that was mine when I was younger this past Christmas and want to restore it. Red Hat, is this something you do as a service or what?


    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    1,225
    Looks great Danno!!! Like its been reborn! Brand new gun

    Great job Red Hat!

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gray Court, SC
    Posts
    2,934
    Thanks everyone. I enjoyed doing it and enjoyed Danno's company. Luke, it's just a hobby now, however if you are ever in the Upstate area let me know and we'll knock it out.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    2,803
    Cool, I was thinking of trying it myself with a kit from Birtchwood but you look like you've got a nice setup!


    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gray Court, SC
    Posts
    2,934
    If you can get it bead blasted then the rest is easy. Just mix your chemicals, heat it to 170 to 185 add some steel wool for 30 minutes then put the parts in the solution. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse. Dry the parts and soak them in oil and put it back together.

    If you have an air compressor you can get a hand held bead blaster for $10. Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

    I get my chemicals from http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Brow...649***10400*** You don't need a degreaser or neutralizer. Acetone works fine as a degreaser and the water rinse and oil neutralizes the parts. A stainless steel tank is a must. The chemical is concentrated and you mix it 4 to 1. A 16 oz bottle of Lauer Zinc Phosphate Parkerizing Solution will make 80 oz and is under $7. I always strip the bluing before bead blasting so I recommend a bluing remover.
    Last edited by Red Hat; 02-01-2009 at 10:18 PM.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    2,803
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    If you can get it bead blasted then the rest is easy. Just mix your chemicals, heat it to 170 to 185 add some steel wool for 30 minutes then put the parts in the solution. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse. Dry the parts and soak them in oil and put it back together.

    If you have an air compressor you can get a hand held bead blaster for $10. Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
    Awesome, I have a compressor in the garage we picked up when we built a deck in the back yard last year.


    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Gray Court, SC
    Posts
    2,934
    One thing I forgot to mention, don't touch any of the metal parts with your bare fingers after bead blasting. If you do degrease it with acetone before you put it in the solution. Failing to do so will leave nice fingerprints in the parkerizing.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    2,803
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    One thing I forgot to mention, don't touch any of the metal parts with your bare fingers after bead blasting. If you do degrease it with acetone before you put it in the solution. Failing to do so will leave nice fingerprints in the parkerizing.
    Thanks for the heads up.


    Memberships: NRA, GOA, USCCA
    Guns: Glock 26, Ruger LCP, Beretta 90-Two .40, Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact 9MM, Beretta Tomcat, Bushmaster Patrolman M4

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,437
    Nice job! About how long does that take, start to finish?
    Silent Running, by Mike and the Mechanics

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Quantcast