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moulton  [Member]
2/19/2008 3:52:28 PM EST
I have a Stag ar-15 lower receiver that I plan on refinishing with MolyResin to match my a1 upper. I was wondering what I could use to fill in the giant deer head and selector markings on my lower? JB weld or maybe Bondo?.... I have no idea
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weptek911  [Team Member]
2/19/2008 4:07:39 PM EST
JB Weld is great stuff. I used it to repair a broken trigger guard wing. It's held up great.
AKARS  [Team Member]
2/19/2008 4:11:04 PM EST
If you're not going to them welded over, JB Weld will work. That's what I had to do when the guy that use to weld for me moved. Some folks have even had them stamped afterwards.







unclemoak  [Team Member]
2/19/2008 4:13:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By moulton:
I have a Stag ar-15 lower receiver that I plan on refinishing with MolyResin to match my a1 upper. I was wondering what I could use to fill in the giant deer head and selector markings on my lower? JB weld or maybe Bondo?.... I have no idea


I think some people have had good results with using JB Weld, but I'm not 100% sure what they used to refinish it afterwards. For some reason I want to say that most of the cases I've read of people using JB Weld to fill the markings then used Dura Coat for a finish.

Wouldn't hurt to shoot Norrell's an email asking them what they think of using their products on JB Weld.


ETA - Maybe AKARS could shed some light on the refinish subject.
300M  [Member]
2/19/2008 4:15:14 PM EST
Nice work AKARS. Is that the work of a Dremel on the rear section? How did the Moly Resin match your upper? Thanks for the pics.
AKARS  [Team Member]
2/19/2008 6:11:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By unclemoak:

I think some people have had good results with using JB Weld, but I'm not 100% sure what they used to refinish it afterwards. For some reason I want to say that most of the cases I've read of people using JB Weld to fill the markings then used Dura Coat for a finish.

Wouldn't hurt to shoot Norrell's an email asking them what they think of using their products on JB Weld.

ETA - Maybe AKARS could shed some light on the refinish subject.


That'd be Norrells Molly Resin in Grayish-Black Flat.



Originally Posted By 300M:
Nice work AKARS. Is that the work of a Dremel on the rear section? How did the Moly Resin match your upper? Thanks for the pics.


Thanks! Yep, that was done with a Dremel.

Then Norrels matched pretty good, almost perfect. Here's a pic of the lower (and charging handle) with a Colt factory anodized A1 upper:





moulton  [Member]
2/19/2008 6:26:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By AKARS:

Originally Posted By unclemoak:

I think some people have had good results with using JB Weld, but I'm not 100% sure what they used to refinish it afterwards. For some reason I want to say that most of the cases I've read of people using JB Weld to fill the markings then used Dura Coat for a finish.

Wouldn't hurt to shoot Norrell's an email asking them what they think of using their products on JB Weld.

ETA - Maybe AKARS could shed some light on the refinish subject.


That'd be Norrells Molly Resin in Grayish-Black Flat.



Originally Posted By 300M:
Nice work AKARS. Is that the work of a Dremel on the rear section? How did the Moly Resin match your upper? Thanks for the pics.


Thanks! Yep, that was done with a Dremel.

Then Norrels matched pretty good, almost perfect. Here's a pic of the lower (and charging handle) with a Colt factory anodized A1 upper:

www.megpro.com/ar/15/earlyarclone/retro/653clonelftzm.jpg

www.megpro.com/ar/15/earlyarclone/retro/653clonelft.jpg



Good, I got the right color of moly Resin. I wasnt sure weather to get the Grayish Flat Black or the Gray Flat. Hopefully I will have my (neutered) m-16a1 replica done soon.... Just need to find a 20 round magazine blocked perminently to 10 rounds
VAAR  [Team Member]
2/20/2008 3:16:46 AM EST
I use Durafix to fill in mine. It's not good for welding, but it does a great job of filling...
gb15  [Member]
2/20/2008 10:19:28 AM EST
I used JB Weld to cover up the "kitty-kat" and other set of "safe/fire" markings on my lower-Worked GREAT! (To qoute another kitty-kat).
I re-finished with Brownells' Aluma-HydeII Dark Parkerizing gray, and after letting it cure, buffed it withh scrap nylon...Finish looks just like the SP1 I had 30 years ago.
(I'll post pics of mine on another thread when I can figure out how to upload them!)
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