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Looking for Flat Finish for Aluminum Rib

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by short shucker, May 18, 2010.

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  1. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    If the rib is all aluminum, just have it anodized. You can get about any color finish you want in either shinny or dull finish. It's very durable should be just the ticket you're looking for.

    Just about any big metropolis has a shop that applies industrial coatings.

    ss
     
  2. Remstar311

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    tape it off and duracoat it ultra flat black. It is extremely durable.
     
  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    No matter how you paint it, if the surface is smooth, you're still going to get glare. If you can get somebody to put some type of grooves or stipling on the rib, that is the only thing that will work.
     
  4. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    Check with the Gun Doctor regarding a black Teflon finish.
     
  5. Chango2

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    Come to think of it, Jimmy Ljutic at Ljutic told me about a way to "fix" glaring metal via a bead blast with very low air pressure. But that was done on electroless nickle, not sure about aluminium that's black anodized.
     
  6. luvtrapguns

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    Pat, I had an aluminum rib machined and, like you, did not like the finish. I had the rib blasted with a very fine grit and then I applied Birchwood-Casey Aluminum Black. A couple of coats followed by a light coat of oil or WD-40 and it will be just what you are looking for. I had mine blasted by a shop that does powder coating. The nice thing about this finish is that it can easily recoated is it gets scratched or worm. Marc
     
  7. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Exactly what ou.3200 said...

    I had my entire 90T done in the flat black teflon finish and the rib which had an original anodized finish - now it all matches!

    Gun Dr - Doug Braker, Doug's Gunsmith Shop, Backus MN.

    regards,

    Jay
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Cerakote it. Much more durable than anodization. If you like a blued look, choose "Solcom Blue"
     
  9. g7777777

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    I have done this-- the best way is really just to sandblast it lightly

    it come out perfect

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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