Aluminum Gun Finish
Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:15 PM
I did search
Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:54 PM
I also have a Commander that got looking pretty shabby, so I had a guy bead-blast the black anodizing off the frame, which left a soft matte silver-color that looks really good and has held up perfectly fine on a carry gun. (He left the rails and interior surfaces--the areas where the hard anodizing might actually be doing something--alone.)
Edited by Carmoney, 27 October 2009 - 09:00 PM.
Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:05 AM
Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:39 AM
Posted 30 October 2009 - 08:24 AM
Look for a shop to hard anodize (MIL-A-8625), then you can Ionbond it to add color if needed. Ionbond is a hard finish but according to Ionbond, aluminum will still need to be hard ano'd prior to coating, otherwise it will dent underneath the finish. If you hard ano it black, no need to Ionbond it.
+1 on Hard Anodize.
Before you bead blast it talk to your Anodizer. The type of bead material can cause some minor issues with anodizing. They can chemically strip your current anodizing. This is what I do when I need to re-finish an anodized part.
Posted 23 November 2009 - 06:24 PM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users