Chrome or stainless bolt

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  1. NateLeit226

    NateLeit226 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Is there anywhere I can buy a stainless bolt carrier for my AK-47? Thanks!
     
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    My friend just stripped and polished his on his ak. I'll probably do the same if I buy one.
     
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    Stripped mine and used bake on GunKote on it, according to GunKote its a very slippery surface, seems true to me, I do not oil the bolt or the carrier
     
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    NateLeit226 XDTalk 100 Member

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    So underneath the bluing is stainless steel or chrome and you're polishing it?
     
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    NateLeit226 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Is this correct?? Also how do you strip the finish?
     
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    You can purchase some sort of blue remover (it's a very mild acid), use fine steel wool, or polish it out with compound. I recommend using all three. Steel Wool first, the blue remover, then finish it up with some jeweler's rouge compound.
     
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    Removed the bluing on my AK-47 Bolt carrier and I see no silver or chrome.... I'm pissed that I wasted money on this.
     
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    NateLeit226 XDTalk 100 Member

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    It looks way worse without bluing...
     
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    Tag. "curious"
     
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    NateLeit226 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Wow... looks like I was wrong... went alittle bit deeper with steel wool and there's a silvery look.... just what I was after. THERES SILVER IN THEM BOLTS.
     
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    Post a pic when finished. Still curious
     
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    NateLeit226 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I put the bolt in a in a bucket of muriatic acid. Then put the bolt in a bucket of water and baking soda.
    Then put the bolt in plain water and rinsed it off.
    Then used WD-40 to remove it.
    The bolt then looked like bare metal... I used sandpaper and steel wool to polish it down.


    Now it looks like it's inbetween a matt and brushed chrome Desert eagle.. just what I was wanting.

    I'll post a pic soon.
     
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    awesome glad it worked out for ya
     
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    home depot sells NAVAL JELLY
    it will remove the blueing. takes about 5-10 min and a few coats
    easy to do. polishing it is hardest. mine has alot of machining marks on it, if I was anal I could of took time and filed it all smoother but I didnt
    only 2 passes on a small buffer wheel, im not going for mirror chrome, just silver

    [​IMG]

    after a couple mags it get sooty from the powder and starts to get a black dust on it. but a quick wipedown and looks better
     
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    Is the GunKote way superior to having a factory finish bolt and just oiling the rail interfaces or the lands and grooves of the bolt area on the carrier or about equal?

    I like the look on AKguy's pistol. It also means any dings or nicks won't stand out as much if some of the black gets knocked off. I am definitely interested.
     
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    here is what I didnt see because of the blueing
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    I was able to use a soft grinder wheel to get rid of most of the scratches, but unless I got in there with a hand file or something else I cant get rid of it all. there are a few parts like this, like my front sight has these lines too.



    Now my wasr came alot nicer from the factory, no sanding needed at all

    [​IMG]
     
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    You strip off the blue and 'burn' the oil into the bolt carrier. No different than making a knife from a lawnmower blade. You polish it hard with oil. Same way the Chinese do. Not all ChiCom bolts are chromed.
     
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    If there is such an item, I'd be interested, too!
     
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    Where could I send my bolt to get it really "chromed" (like with chromium). I have the stainless steel polished really well, but want something with a little more corrosion resistance.
     

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