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Any ideas to re-blacken aluminum?

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Any ideas to re-blacken aluminum?

I have a Winchester 1200 shotgun with an aluminum receiver. I have tried all the store bought products (mostly Birch-wood Casey) and some industrial versions, but I just can't achieve a uniform dark black finish. I have the surface prepped perfectly and ready for degreasing and blackening. Does anyone have any recommendations or know somewhere I can send it to be done professionally? Any helpful information would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Old 02-25-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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Alumahyde or Dura Coat is easiest for the home user.

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Birchwood Casey aluminum Black is simple and works well.
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My vote is Dura-Coat. Done many alloy receivers with great success..
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