Maadi Refinish.............

Discussion in 'AK47' started by Mandy, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Just finished refinishing my old MISR Maadi.

    The whole rifle was disassembled except the FCG and all metal parts were reconditioned and refinished with a tough Mate Black Hi temp coating.

    The wood furniture was reconditioned too, I went with the black theme so it was black tinted and 10 coats of Polyurethane were layered to achieve a glossy weatherproof finish.

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  2. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Nice job Mandy, and it surely has a very distinctive look to it.

  3. BarryHalls

    BarryHalls G&G Evangelist

    I was going to scold you for defacing a classic. . . . . but, well done.

    I've only ever seen OOOOOLD maadis which were totally coated in lacquer, ugly but effective.
  4. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Thank you..
  5. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Yea, this one had lacquer and I had to sand it, lots of elbow grease lol
  6. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    why didn't you use lacquer thinner???
  7. BarryHalls

    BarryHalls G&G Evangelist

    On the steel too?

    I've only seen them russian red military style where the entire rifle was sprayed while assembled. I've actually considered doing that to my MAK (I WON'T!). Looks UGLY, but it's very practical.
  8. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Didn't had any at the moment, and there was a pile of absorted grit sandpaper and blocks.
    So I sat back and watched Iron Man II while sanding the parts and sipping down a few brewskies lol....
  9. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    The Lacquer on mine was sprayed whole after assembly, it looked rough, tough and no rust was present, but was not the prettiest rifle around thou it spit every crappy rnd that I feed it, even mini30 missfires, it has always gone bang.
  10. BarryHalls

    BarryHalls G&G Evangelist

    YEP! That's the one. . . You defaced a classic, lol

    looks good though.
  11. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Not sure about that, the infamous chicom made thumbhole stock was installed before spraying the lacquer, probably by one of the CAI drunk monkeys after assembling in the US, this rifle was imported in the 90's.
  12. BarryHalls

    BarryHalls G&G Evangelist

    OH, not TOOO bad, but still, the lacquer makes a Maadi.
  13. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    Good work on that stock.
  14. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Thank you
  15. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    Nice job Mandy, Did you have that one when I was down to visit? I can't remember.
  16. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Thank you Jerry, yes, you handle that one but at the time it had a Choate Dragunov style stock and the thumb hole stock was stored away.

    Check your pics and if you see the AK with the Choate Black stock, then you handled this one too.
  17. PSLMAN

    PSLMAN G&G Evangelist

    Looking good! It's much nicer than the last couple Maadis I saw!
  18. Paul T

    Paul T G&G Newbie

    That stock looks as if could use a mini flame job
  19. PSLMAN

    PSLMAN G&G Evangelist

    Nah, the flames are for the muzzle.
  20. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    Thank you

    No flames as of this time lol