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Thread: Norinco AK wood HELP!

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    Norinco AK wood HELP!

    After a heap of Czech surplus ammo today, I pulled the 56S down for a good clean
    Boiling water down the tube and threw the internals and the gas tube (with wood) into hot soapy water in sink.

    Come back and water was a yellow colour - the dye or whatever has come out of the top wood and its now bare and the colour of balsa

    Anyone have an idea of what the original finish is/was?

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    Norinco AK wood HELP!

    Polish ed ear wax?
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    Norinco AK wood HELP!

    Would be Chinese wax lol

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    Probably shellic or something similar

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    Not very good if it came off in the sink

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    Buy plastic stuff.

    NEA do some bits

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    Just say it saw action over the cambodian border - after 16 days in a swamp and being hidden in your ass this is how it came out...

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    Norinco AK wood HELP!

    NEA plastic is damn near worse than airsoft junk. No thanks

    It WAS a nice 80s built gun. May have to find another top wood

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    Maybe they stained it with rusty nails and vinegar.. (I've heard that can be done)... or a coating of poo.

    But seriously you should be able to get someone to match the colors again..
    I knew a French polisher who could do magic with most stains and wood-grains..

    Bit of a bugger though.. don't suppose you can show a pic of the original color next to the washed off one..
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiredkiwis View Post
    Maybe they stained it with rusty nails and vinegar.. (I've heard that can be done)... or a coating of poo.

    But seriously you should be able to get someone to match the colors again..
    I knew a French polisher who could do magic with most stains and wood-grains..

    Bit of a bugger though.. don't suppose you can show a pic of the original color next to the washed off one..
    I'll post up a pic later
    It wasnt scrubbed or anything - just chucked in the sink for 10 mins

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    Just soak all the rest of it then re stain it or varnish it with some slightly tinted matte varnish - surely it wont be any shittier than any standard Norinco offering? Trying to match up just the top wood if you arent a pro will probably be pissing in the wind.

    "spar varnish" is (used to be) the good stuff

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    You could try some rit dye, but like Cyclist recommends... I would be removing the dye from the other wood and dying it all again.

    Heaps of recipes for rit dye / ak stocks on the net, have a look at choose the one that best suits. This one looks alright (note: he did use shellac - ruby to finish).

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    These instructions are for a Mosin, but you could probably adapt the method.

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    sweat shop geniune sweat...now you'll have to go to china for that

    not sure if this place can help http://soviet-military.com/catalog/ak-stocks-stock-sets

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    Norinco AK wood HELP!

    I've been lucky. A mate has given me his top wood as he's a plastic whore.
    That Russian wood is nice, but being a nice 80s Chinese gun want to keep it original.
    The pic below is the fooked one and new. The original was a bunch of CRC on it and has darkened up a little from the white balsa colour.
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