View Full Version : alumahyde II

02-23-2006, 7:51 PM
has anybody tried this stuff out. I was thinking of using it on my my romys kits. http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=1117&title=ALUMA-HYDE+II


02-23-2006, 8:56 PM
works great, painted a few rifles with it. Really strong paint. Make sure you follow the prep directions and everything should be fine. Oh and let it set for a good amount of time (I go 24 hours before touching it)

02-23-2006, 9:20 PM
I didn't like it at all I bought 3 cans before. I have 2 new full cans of it left, never used, I'll give you one for free if you want to try it. If you're in the bay area we can meet, if not, give me a couple bucks for shipping and I'll send it to you.

I just refinished my Sig 220 last week with Norell's Moly Resin, and did my old Glock 23 today. The application with an airbrush is much better than with a spraycan.


02-23-2006, 9:29 PM
The ones I have are Matte Black.

02-23-2006, 9:52 PM
sweet, Thx TonyM. What didn't you like about it?

02-23-2006, 9:55 PM
i did my stg uppper with AL II, i didnt like it much either, i expected it to be stronger.

"high heat" header paint works better, quicker to dry(bake) and much stronger, helluva cheaper too

they commer the AL stuff like it some miracle high tech product, it works OK though but nothing to really go crazy about. acetone and brake cleaner will take it off too - not a bad thing i guess i thought it would be at least somewhat resistant to it.

02-23-2006, 10:01 PM
sweet, Thx TonyM. What didn't you like about it?

Sent you a reply IM.

Lon Moer
02-24-2006, 10:45 AM
I use it alot. I've done parts, furniture, receivers and complete four color camo jobs with it. The only issue I've had was with the "matte clear" which is neither.

02-24-2006, 11:07 AM
how expensive is this product???would it just be better to guncote or duracoat??? I to believe that air-brushing would probably be a much better finish than a spray on.

02-24-2006, 12:40 PM
It's not such a bad product for what it is. I haven't used it on any parts that will get hot, only on stocks and the like.

I used the OD Green and Matte black on my M1A's stock and it came out rather nice. It is resistant to bore cleaners and Kroil, that I can vouch for.

It's about 10 bucks from Brownells for a 12 oz. spray can.

02-24-2006, 4:37 PM
Hey Tonym I don't know if you got my IM but I was at HF today at around 2-3pm.

02-24-2006, 5:45 PM
Hey Tonym I don't know if you got my IM but I was at HF today at around 2-3pm.

Check your IM..