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Old 06-20-2022, 9:33 AM
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Anybody have any recommendations? I'd like to get a few parts anodized.
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For non gun recievers, Danco and L n L Anodizing are people I have used for work before. "A few parts" is usually expensive and you'll be charged a minimum lot charge.
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But a G-Force stated, the minimum may be more than you’re willing to spend, unless you can add it to another batch.
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Anybody have any recommendations? I'd like to get a few parts anodized.
More red parts for your red gun?
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More red parts for your red gun?
You had me at ha-row. I want to get rid of the stupid fin grip, and replace it with the aluminum juggernaut.



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You are going to need to strip the black anodizing before they can red anodize so there will be two different lot charges there.
Also, the red shades are probably not going to match because every shop does a color a little different and even different runs at the same shop will come out different.
Also different alloys and different finish preps will make the appearance come out different.
For example, your red parts all appear to be a bright surface prep while your aluminum grip is a matte surface prep so the shading will definitely come out different even in the same anodize lot.
Just some things to be aware of.

If matching the colors is important, consider having ALL the parts stripped and then tumbled or polished or glass bead blasted to the same surface prep before they are anodized as a single lot.
At that point, you could even do a different color if you like.

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I think the guys on the flashlight forums were using Drano to strip the anodizing. Check it out


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Thanks, even the upper and the handguard don't match exactly
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I know a few great anodizers in the OC area from back in my putter work days. Actually have a few p226s and 229s I will be bringing up there next week.
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I know a few great anodizers in the OC area from back in my putter work days. Actually have a few p226s and 229s I will be bringing up there next week.
Great, who are they?
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Quick FYI - Would NOT recommend Drano. Leave it too long, and it's going to damage the parent surface/ruin the part. Stripping at the shop would cost something, but a LOT safer.
I have a fair bit of anodizing done, usually type III. If you want good color, you're going to want type II (looks good, little easier to scratch, not as thick). As Randall noted, color will vary. Different alloys, even different lots of the same alloy, can make a difference. Then you get to consider the surface (again as Randall said ) finish. Tumbled? Blasted? Blasted with what? Did the guy running the blaster know what you are trying to get, and does he understand anodizing? You likely don't want to even think about hand finishing, like polishing, hand sanding, etc. That would vary a bunch.
I'll try to paste a pic below of some stuff I did in different colors a few years ago. We did 150 of each part in each color to get the piece price reasonable. They don't run every color every day. There might be places in your area that will though. Years ago there were lots of good places in the greater LA and Orange County area. but many have closed.
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