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MOLY RESIN Ô
Professional Firearm Finishes
Exclusive Product of John Norrell Arms, Inc./Norrell Manufacturing
13529 Saddle Hill Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72212
Fax 501-225-7864 / E-Mail > [email protected]
Revised Copy 6/1/01
Moly ResinÔ is a product trademark of John Norrell Arms, Inc. d/b/a Norrell Manufacturing. These finishes are specifically formulated from a phenolic resin base and molybdenum disulfide (a superior lubricant) with an exclusive blend of additives only available through Norrell Manufacturing. Our additives create a phenolic coating that is the hardest, most durable, and the most chemically/heat resistant thermally cured finish available on the market today. Our special low temperature catalyst will cause the Resin to harden and bond to the surface to form a barrier to acids, oils, paint removers, powder solvents, bore cleaners and other strong industrial solvents. The low curing temperature prevents possible heat damage to parts during the curing process. We select our phenolic base stocks from hundreds offered by Dow Corning and 3M. The combination of the most suitable base stock, our additives, and molybdenum creates a truly unique coating that represents state-of-the-art technology. No other thermally cured firearm finish available on the market today has the same characteristics and properties that Moly ResinÔ offers the professional gunsmith or home hobbyist. Moly ResinÔ is a coating developed for ordnance usage on equipment and weapons, providing excellent corrosion protection, abrasion resistance and lubricity to meet automatic weapon dry firing requirements after 60 days seawater immersion. Available ready to apply. No thinning or dilution is needed.
Moly ResinÔ will adhere to all metals including the following: aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, sandblasted and glass beaded metal, cast iron and aluminum, titanium, copper, silver solder, blued or parkerized finish, anodized, nickel and chrome plate, and many plastics, etc. Note: nickel and chrome plated surfaces should be sand blasted to allow the best adhesion of the Resin. For all metals, best overall results are achieved on freshly sandblasted surfaces. Moly ResinÔ is available in the following standard colors but they may be mixed together to create an unlimited variety of shades.
Colors Currently Available:
GRAYISH-BLACK - Dark gray-black coloration with an appearance between flat and semi-gloss. This duplicates the appearance of the original Colt AR-15/M-16 finish. This is the same product that is purchased from us by the U.S. Military to refinish Colt M-16's. This is our original formula that has the added benefit of turning slightly green if you raise curing temperatures above 300f. This creates a greenish parkerized appearance to match some older military finishes. If in doubt about the accuracy of your oven temperature, keep it at about 275f. May be mixed with our black, white, green, etc. to obtain shade changes.
FLAT BLACK - Black in coloration with a non-reflective dull matte appearance. Slightly darker shade compared to the above Grayish-Black Moly ResinÔ. Norrell Manufacturing supplies this Mil-Spec finish to the sub-contractors that manufacture USSOCOM (U.S. Special Operations Command) products for H&K and the U.S. Military such as the sound suppressor for the H&K Mark 23 SOCOM .45 Cal. pistol used by the Navy Seals and Special Forces.
SEMI-GLOSS BLACK - Black in coloration with a slight gloss that will duplicate the original H&K (Heckler & Koch) type finish. Good match to H&K, UZI, and other similar semi-gloss black gun coatings.
FLAT GRAY - Matches the U.S. Military gray parkerizing. May be mixed with our Green Drab to obtain a greenish parkerized appearance or our blacks for a darker gray shade. May be darkened by the addition of Black Moly.
GREEN (European Olive Drab). Olive (flat) drab green that has been tinted to resemble European O.D. colors of FNC, HK, etc. Also used by a large U.S. handgun manufacturer for their .45 cal. pistols. May be darkened or lightened by the addition of black or gray Moly Resin.
STAINLESS STEEL - Stainless steel powdered metal mixed with clear phenolic Moly Resin. Gives the appearance of brushed stainless steel when applied over any type of metal.
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