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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 17:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:12 am 
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Hi Siegfried 1234,
First of all, why do you want to remove whats left of the original finish? Are you trying to make an old gun look new? the wear and tear is part of its history. If you really must 'clean it up a bit' you could try using Nitromores paint and varnish remover with coarse wire-wool. You really would be better leaving it alone though. I once saw an Mg42 that someone had 'cleaned up a bit', it looked as though it had been chrome-plated.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 16:25 pm 
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The finish is bitty, so blobs of later black paint scratched off and nicer original period under finish parkerise, I want to remove the later black paint and get to the original finish, nitromores does not work on the army issued black paint finish, they have a special paint, very tough. however I know it can be done Ijust dont know what product gets it off. An ex Armourer may know? Would look better in the original greyish parkerise you see on early Brens, if I can get the later black paint off.


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just found out its called Suncorited, the thick black paint finish.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 17:15 pm 
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Facts about Suncorite 259. When it was/is applied as a new, factory finish, the metal parts were/are phosphated/Parkerized first and then the Suncorite paint applied and baked on to the fresh phosphate or Parkerizing. It was also applied over existing blue or black oxide finishes during rebuild or FTR programs post 1944 providing the original finish was in good-intact condition and thoroughly cleaned and degreased. The paint is extremely tough and sometimes the only way to completely remove it is by glass bead blasting. To refinish with the best results, the metal MUST be Parkerized first and then the paint applied afterwards.
However if you paint bare with Suncorite and then steel wool it off after a few weeks, the underlying surface will appear as worn parkerizing, when in fact it may not have been parked at all in the first place. Just a few facts I hope will help in some way.


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Suncorite is tough old stuff, the only way to remove it without damaging bluing/blacking and parkerizing is to dip it in a trike tank, this removes any paint types. your local metal finisher or specialist paint shop should have such equipment.


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Try bead blasting with a fine glass media, you local gunsmith can do this for you. Make sure you insist on glass bead not sand.

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First question would have to be, what nationality is the Bren? What manufacturer is it? A Enfield Bren wouldn't be parked.

Second, What Mk is it, what serial number is it? Early Inglis wern't parked either.

Brens didn't leave the factory painted in Suchorite, it was base armourers who painted it on.

If a Bren has Sunc on it, its been painted for a reason, usually because the original finish is worn excessively, or rust has set in.

Let us know some details and we will point you in the right direction. Also, it may be easier to sel your Bren and buy one of the Lithgow FTR'd Brens. I've got a mint Enfield DD, Inglis and Lithgow gun, the Enfield and Inglis both went through the FTR programe but the Lithgow is unissued (the serial number is pantographed through the park proving its never been refinished)


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