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Old 12-31-2008, 12:58 AM
epwrangler epwrangler is offline
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Cast Iron RIA

Hi, I was just having so much fun listening to the it can't be cast, it has to be forgued nonsense I decided my new RIA GI gun needed a new look so I painted it. What ? Martha, did you hear that? He painted a new gun for heaven's sake! Well, it is just a collection of cast and MEM parts. You know like a Kimber or many others. So, I painted it with Cast Iron colored engine paint and guess what? Now it looks like a Kimber. Damn, it really came out nice if I do say so. Try it, you'll like it. I do.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:03 AM
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I have a friend who "Shake-N-Bakes" his Colts all the time. Been so successful, I have been tempted to play with it on one of my lesser used Kobra Carries.

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Old 12-31-2008, 01:33 AM
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Pics? Maybe I'll paint mine ford blue to match my Mach!'s engine
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:24 PM
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Pics, or it didn't happen.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:56 PM
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Pics, or it didn't happen.
Agreed!
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:01 PM
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Cast Iron?? Let's hope cast steel.

Cast iron has practically no ductility and is subject to castastrophic failure under thermal or impact shock.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:27 PM
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pics, or it didn't happen.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:50 PM
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Cast Iron?? Let's hope cast steel.

Cast iron has practically no ductility and is subject to castastrophic failure under thermal or impact shock.
Think he was being facetious towards those that knock cast pistols.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:48 PM
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I think I was too. I do have pictures just don't know how to put them on here. Cast Iron engine paint turns out to be a really neat gray. I think it looks great. I watched the Browning video and a few others to get ideas on how to do it and it worked great. Took it shooting today and it worked as well as ever and no scratches from cycling. I think it is pretty cool. In fact I guess damn fine is a good description.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:32 PM
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Lets see if this works. There she is ready to work or play. I carry her in a Galco Avenger. I replaced the trigger, grips and finish.

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Old 01-01-2009, 02:10 AM
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Yup, it does look nice! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-04-2009, 01:23 PM
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I actually enjoyed doing the job. Now for better sights.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:21 PM
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She looks sweet!! What trigger did you get? Was is a drop in or did ya have to do any tuning on it?? Thanks, Mick
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:24 PM
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I've always been a fan of cheap and functional, I guess thats why I like RIA's so much.

I guess refinishing with engine paint is just icing on the cake to keep things affordable!
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:35 PM
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I've always been a fan of affordable and functional, I guess thats why I like RIA's so much.
Fixed it for ya!

Yup, Simple, Reliable, Effective is always been my dictum with it comes to SD/survival stuff's.

I'm fond of my Glocks,1911's,revolvers and AK.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:04 AM
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was strongly considering painting the frame on my taurus, any special process or just "Clean, sand, and spray"?
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:53 AM
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was strongly considering painting the frame on my taurus, any special process or just "Clean, sand, degrease, heat and spray"?
Fixed it. Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:34 PM
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bahaha, can anyone point me to a resource with some in depth instruction? i'm thinking of either a grey or OD green, it will be hard though cause my slide has cerrations in it with black and the bottom front of the slide is also black.. umm here's a pic.


it would require quite a bit of masking and i'd probably end up going crazy.
can anyone think of a suggestion for a color where i could just paint the frame? and not have to go with the slide too? i guess if i kept the black grips it would be ok.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:15 PM
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I disassembled the gun and sprayed everything with four coats of hi temp ceramic engine enamel. I dried it a bit with a hair drier then hung it in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, cooled sprayed next coat and did it a total of 4 coats. It comes out looking professional.Just keep the coats thin. The stuff is hard as nails.
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