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Durable Coating for Aluminum?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Jollytrapshooter, Mar 1, 2009.

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  1. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    Looking for a durable, sprayable coating for aluminum. Particularly for an add on rib. Anyone know of any? I would like to be able to apply it myself as I would rather not send it off for someone else to do it. Thanks, Josh.
     
  2. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    The most durable kind of coating that you are wanting is powdercoating. The only problem is that you'll have to find a oven big enough.

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  3. rifle guy

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    yea josh, hit your local body shop..... :)
     
  4. Jollytrapshooter

    Jollytrapshooter Member

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    That would have been my next plan...my dad owns a body shop. I want it to be a matte finish, but I'll see what he says. I looked at Keen sights web site and they coat theirs with an epoxy coating, I was thinking more along the lines of that. But maybe auto paint will work. Thanks, Josh.
     
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    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Brownell's??

    They have several spray on - bake in the oven finishes for firearms.

    David D
     
  6. gun fitter

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    If your doing any amt of production I would powdercoat. You should find a powdercoater to do the work for you at a reasonable price.
     
  7. KENENT1

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    powder coat would be the best, but check out some of the bake on paints, you should be abel to fit most ribs in your mom's oven. lol




    tony
     
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    If you go with traditional auto paint be sure to degrease the aluminum and use an etching primer prior to painting.
     
  9. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    check out eastwood's for a do it yourself powder coat kit. a couple of hundred bucks many colors and you can use an old oven that you'll find in someones junk.
     
  10. Jollytrapshooter

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    Thanks for all the help. I'll look into the suggestions. Thanks, Josh.
     
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