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Old 06-13-2012, 05:13 AM   #1
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What the best way to bluing guns with an aluminun frame.



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Old 06-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #2
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You cannot blue aluminum, it is anodized.



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yep- what he said. Bluing is controlled rusting. Aluminum does not turn into black iron oxide.

Anodizing is a combination of an electrical process and dyeing of the metal surface- generally not a home project.

For small scratches, try a Sharpie pen. For larger areas, look for a product called AlumaHyde. By Brownells, black spray lacquer for aluminum.

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I can anodize it, but its cheaper, easier, and more durable for me to Duracoat it.

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I know u can't blue it. I have looked at the aluma hyde. I thank that's what I'm going to do. Thanks for the help.

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I had some aluminum anodized on the Gatling gun I built. I got it black but you can get it in almost any color you want. Here's a picture of what it looks like. It's the U shaped part. Hope this helps!

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Yea we can do anodizing in a lot of different colors. If you go Duracoat or Hydrographic Dipping it gets almost endless.

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Call Billet Tech in West Palm Beach and find out if you can send along an add on project the next time they anodize aluminum.



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