- FALaholic #
- Nov 22, 2009
The gray finish is parkerizing, there is zero need to remove it, it will act as a base or primer for whatever spray finish you use. Just hose the parts down with brake cleaner first to remove dirt and oil.Does anyone have any advice for stripping off the gray finish? What is a good product for a correct looking spray on finish?
The Brits used a paint called Suncorite which was banned years ago due to it containing carcinogens, there was some sort of replacement for it, not sure what it was called. Black Rust-Oleum semi-gloss appliance epoxy from Home Depot matches the look of the original British finish pretty well. Spray the parts and then bake them in an oven at around 300 degrees for an hour.
The scope that you got was not used on L1A1s, it is a German metric scope for the metric FAL. The Brits used the SUIT scope for their rifles.