Any ideas to re-blacken aluminum?

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by Greg_E, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Greg_E

    Greg_E New Member

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    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!
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Alumahyde or Dura Coat is easiest for the home user.
     

  3. Dgunsmith

    Dgunsmith New Member

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    Birchwood Casey aluminum Black is simple and works well.
     
  4. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    My vote is Dura-Coat. Done many alloy receivers with great success..