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Old 11-09-2013, 10:39 AM
69Shelby 69Shelby is offline
 
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Default Green Park??

Please don't shoot me if this is a dead horse we're beating again.
Speaking of repark, is there any way get the aged "greenish" look on some of my mixmaster components? I have a new to me CMP SG, the receiver looks like it has great old park (kind of greenish) but some of the other parts have the new grey park. Can I age them to help match or repark them to match the finish? I see a lot of trading and swapping on the forum...so I suppose it's not an easy task...thought I'd ask though
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:33 PM
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No quick-fix for the color. Takes 50 years of grease, oil, grime and handling to get that nice, sought-after appearance.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:21 PM
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actually there are formulas out there that replicate that green color so accurately that all but the most discerning collector can't tell the difference.

But like "Col Sanders" or "Coke" those that have a formula that works will not readily share it ...
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:50 PM
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thanks for the replies. I have many correct parts on the rifle, but the finish colors are different. I don't know if its worth trading out a bunch of parts just to get matching finish...or if its that big of a deal.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:26 PM
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wear patterns on parts are actually more important than matching color in determining originality or a very good restoration
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:04 PM
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They never tried to match parts originally since different metals, heat treatment, day of the week etc. all will have different colors. One sure way to spot a put together rifle is when all the parts match. Just saying. But it's your rifle so do what will make you happy.
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:59 AM
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They never tried to match parts originally since different metals, heat treatment, day of the week etc. all will have different colors. One sure way to spot a put together rifle is when all the parts match. Just saying. But it's your rifle so do what will make you happy.
EXACTLY!!!!!!!! An all color-matching rifle screams Restoration!!!!!!!
Jon
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:07 AM
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I've had a few of them over the years.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:42 PM
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Don't give my formula away JERRYJEFF!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:15 PM
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Cool Green Park - Yes

It can be done, time and labor intensive. No real formula,
chromate rinse at the end.

Finish on the standard about 2 months old, pic is not that good.
Done on zinc parkerizing.

How many parts do you have? Would be willing help you out

http://s255.photobucket.com/user/mrh...?sort=3&page=1
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