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 Post subject: Waltham the guinea pig
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Well guy's I've invested into a pistol and small parts parkerizing kit.
http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools ... 22737.aspx
And he is going to be my first run. :good one: :good one: :party: I'll keep ya updated and posted . :roflol: :roflol:

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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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Pretty pricey stuff Mike... How many pistols could you do with a kit like that?

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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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More than one I hope. I should be able to get a few before it wears down. Just have to keep it clean and not burn the mix while heating it up. :good one:

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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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From that, I'm guessing it's the kind of product that you make it and do all your projects at once. Not the kind of thing where you can use "a little here, a little there"...?

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"Is my HP my favorite gun? No... Is it the BEST value? Very likely. Will it work when you need it to go bang? I'd bet my life on it."
Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
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Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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phat has a few parts off of my FN FAL that were bare metal. Like he said I am the guinea pig for him on this one

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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:27 pm 
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For the price of the kit it should make a top line finish!

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Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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I think you can reuse the solution until it is gone basically. Isnt that how it works phat?

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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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If you can reuse it that's much better. If you have to use it all at once, you better have several to do at the same time.

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Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretence of taking care of
them."

Thomas Jefferson

Not having Windows on your computer is like
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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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Well the only job right now is his, I have plenty of projects in the stove.LOL

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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:54 am 
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But it says- "Economical, Easy-To-Use System Produces Genuine, High-Quality, Tough, ... " economical :hmmm: It appears refills are available.

So to break the kit down to the basics in the picture= a $10 face shield, $5 vinyl or rubber gloves, $7 mechanics wire, one $0.12 filter mask, two metal tanks (look like regular steel not SS) maybe $30, one SS tank $30, one brown thingy and a jar of something PRICELESS! ....Gotcha!!

Cool kit! Keep us updated.... :yes2:

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Well if he charges $10 a pop to do weapons, he will have his money back in no time!

Im picking on phat, he thinks I should sell my weapons at $3 over what I pay for them, not including shipping LOL. When he gets into business for himself he will see its just not that easy.

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Be more creative!

If Milo Minderbinder can buy eggs for 7 cents and sell them for 5 cents each at a profit you should be able to sell the guns for a profit at a $3 markup!
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Well if he charges $10 a pop to do weapons, he will have his money back in no time!

Im picking on phat, he thinks I should sell my weapons at $3 over what I pay for them, not including shipping LOL. When he gets into business for himself he will see its just not that easy.

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 Post subject: Re: Waltham the guinea pig
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I guess there are two trains of major thought in business, and both are either educated guesses or at the least a balancing act.

one-try to get as much or more than the market will bear, and hope the market catches up with this philosophy, or

two- try to make the profit in volume sales like walfart does.

Obviously walfart has done well with this stragedy :whistle: . But it takes money to make money like this also.

On the other hand there seem to be a lot of gun and supply dealers that are going the other route, (CTD for one) and life didn't stop on their doorstep. A few pissed off people soon forgot about being pissed off at them when it was clear they had what people wanted. And the market did catch up with their philosophy. Go figure.

The catch is balance. Repeat customers in a finite market are hard to come by if they feel they've been taken; even after some time has gone by. They may walk out of store A feeling like the deal they got was great but then two weeks down the road they wander into brand x's market of guns and see the exact same thing for $$$ less and it's not on sale and it's a stock item. :dunno: Suddenly they feel cheated and store A just lost a customer. :cry: That customer tells his buddies and so forth.

It's a balancing act for sure. Get what you need and hope it's not too much or sell for less than what you need and HOPE word of mouth brings them to your door. No guarantees, that's focheesy.

BTW- the preceding was extremely over-simplified in some respects and exaggerated in others.

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After blasting :hmmm:

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Change of mind, I blued them instead.

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