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Old 04-26-2011, 02:19 AM   #11
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So I stripped the old paint and blue off of the trigger guard and floorplate. Then went to it with the Dremel with some wire wheels and polished it up, so my question is could I just leave it as is, I kinda like the way it looks. I know steel would rust but shouldn't aluminum be alright left bare???


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You could coat it with a thin spray of Polyurethane to keep the finger prints off of it.
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Thanks for the advice
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If it was a aluminum trigger guard it was probably anodized. Aluma-hydes a good choice for a coating as would be Gunkote, Duracoat or even Cerakote. Birchwood Casey has a blackening finish similar to their cold blue that you can also try. The Casey product probably won't give you much more than appearance and no surface protection if you've removed the anodized surface.You can also look at having the aluminum anodized again. All up to you as it's your gun.

I've a pre-64 Mod 70 aluminum bottom metal set that I'll be trying Gun Kote on this weekend. Cerakote would have probably given me a tougher surface but the Gun Kote is easier for me to deal with for a DIY.


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