Home Brew Parkerizing

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Home Brew Parkerizing

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From Dan

Ok well I have sucsessfully parkerized my m1 rifle parts using a home brew method using easily accuired products that are cheap too.

The list is-

Jasco Prep & Primer ( available at Lowes)
Steel Wool
Distilled/Tapwater ( use distilled when ever possible)
Maganese Dioxide Powder as fine as can be (Pottery Stores sell this for under 2.00 a pound)
Candy Thermometer
SS Pot or Tank
Burner/propane Tank
SS Strainer / Gutter guard works


WARNING: ANY FORM OF ACID HURTS LIKE A S.O.B BECAREFUL!


Ok now to start , you MUST use a Stainless Steel Pot or Tank to parkerize parts it because the acid will not react with stainless! Then a type of burner yes the stove will work to, I prefer a turkey fryer and outdoors is best when acid vapors are present!

Here is my setup- http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v354/ ... 0_0031.jpg

The ingredients needed-

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Now to start this recipe is for about a gallon and a half give or take!

Add the water to the pot when not turned on. Then Always Add Acid to water! Add 3 ounces or so of Jasco Prep/Primer. Then 2 ounces of Maganese Dioxide. Now fire it up and let the temperature get up to around 175-185 for best reaction for the parts. Now add a degreased biscuit of steel wool ( can be degreased by CarbCleaner). Now you should start to see it reacting to the solution alot of bubbles and such like this!

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Wait till it is about halfway dissolved and then start to immerse the parts slowly in the solution! For this I used a SS Strainer picked up at Wal-mart for $8.00

You should start to see the parts fizzing and i do a spot check everyonce and a while like every 2 minutes to see the color if I like it or not . My parts were done in about under 10 mins each and I used tap water so I dont know why they were done so quickly but they came out awesome as shown here in this picture!

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Also keep a container or warm or cold water near by if you want to wait for all the parts to be done before oiling but I didnt. I dunked them used a paper towel and let air dry then sprayed with Rem-Oil. If you do not oil right after they can flash rust and cause nastiness!


BEFORE PARKERIZING THE PARTS YOU MUST TAKE ANY RUST OR OLD FINISH OFF BY MEANS OF SANDBLASTING. I BLASTED ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO AND HAD THE PARTS SPRAYED IN OIL SITTING IN A TUPERWARE CONTAINER IN THE SAFE! I JUST PARKERIZED THEM SUNDAY TOO!


I know im forgetting somethings but cant think of them i will add and re-edit as much as necessary! But please have fun as this is a cheap way to do parkerizing!
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