Titanium Nitride finish for AK 47

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by The Count, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. The Count

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    i just saw a couple pics of a pistol with a titanium nitride finish. looks awesome, kinda goldish-green or so. anybody know who does this and what the cost might be? am thinking about giving my yugo ak47 underfolder a eye catching finish. any suggestions? (but not hard chrome, too common :)
     
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    if you can electrolysis coat you can nitride coat

    its a cross between electro plating and parkerising and i've seen some very good work done buy a guy on another forum , its about time i went over and sent him a invite here to show you his work i have some pic's but swiped em off there so i'll ask before posting ..

    he's done a number of items for folks too and i think he's in delaware if that helps

    i'll invite him over and we'll see

    cheers
     

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    thanks, cant wait to see some pics and get pricing.
     
  4. Bill DeShivs

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    TiNi is applied in an industrial setting. It is prohibitively expensive to set up at home or in a small business. It is probably the most durable finish available.
     
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    i hope to surprise you all , i thought the same on anodizing aluminium parts but now do it at home too , awaiting a responce

    but yes if done indoors the air extractors will send you broke but if you have a outdoors setting saves a lot of money
     
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    Anodizing, plating, bluing, browning, and Parkerizing can be done simply.
    Nitriding is an industrial process that requires some very specialized and expensive machinery-so much so that there are very few places that do it. I would love to be surprised and proven wrong. If it can be done at home, I'll be all over it!
     
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    shocked me too Bill , the guys either conned a few of us or has taken it down to the basic's , i read up on it afterward and yeah its a big deal but from what i have seen he gets it done , all i can honestly say .. its on a forum so... i asked question and grabbed a pic , but thats all i have seen , i've sent the invite , so i guess we'll see

    i think the guy is on the up and up .. but i'm a simple soul and like to take folks at their word

    the acids and such are not cheap ( what is now?) but it dont take that much to do a receiver or slide , other than that i gotta wait and see too

    cheers
     
  8. Bill DeShivs

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    Jack,
    Nitriding is done in a vacuum chamber, and the process is similar to sputter welding.
     
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    thats what i read too eh , but .. i guess we'll see ,, dont want to argue with you as i was awful skeptical myself.. but he say's he can do it chemically(in a fluid to exclud oxygen if i remember , dont quote me though) , not as fine a finish , but durable and thats i want for my use, again i guess we'll see , just hope i dont end up looking like a goose (again ;) ) i'm no expert and have asked the man himself ..
     
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    Bill i'm only going off some posts on a forum, if i'm wrong call me anything you wish , but i like to beleive folks, some of the things i've been told are impossible i do myself now , so i try to beleive , but i'm often wrong that way , again i have not done it nor understand it all ( above my head ) but i try, so i hope he'll respond .. if not .. licence to say and call me anything you wish is open ...
     
  11. Bill DeShivs

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    The only thing I would call you is "trusting."
    I hope there is a method for doing nitriding economically, as I want to do it.
    But, my bet is the guy is painting his guns with Duracoat, and telling people otherwise.