Refinishing a 10-22 receiver
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09-23-2012, 9:27 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
I recently painted my 10/22 reciever. I used KG Gun Kote. I have heard good things about the Alumahyde II. Instead of glass bead, use aluminum oxide, as it gives a better cut in the surface. Not sure who was going to anodize your reciever, but anodizing die cast aluminium produces poor results because of the high silicon content in the metal. I contacted US Anodizing, and they won't even accept 10/22 recievers for anodizing. Guy said they turn a molted ugly grey because silicon won't anodize. I used one of those mini air eraser/sand blaster things from HF to blast it, a Paasche air brush to spray it, and a toaster oven I got at a garage sale for a dollar to bake it. I would like to see some other peoples home finishing jobs, post a pic and tell us any problems you ran into. Here's mine.
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