Parkerizing Aluminum reciever?


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dusty78
December 16, 2007, 01:56 AM
hello, i have a Winchester 1300 that i would like Parkerized but it has an aluminum alloy reciever, can this be done? there gotta to be a way to phospate coat it seeing as how AR recievers are aluminum. if anyone can help me it it would be great, thanks

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4v50 Gary
December 16, 2007, 02:34 AM
I'm not sure you can parkerize aluminum. They're generally anodized.

Fill
December 16, 2007, 02:37 AM
Phosphoric acid eats Al, can't parkerize it. It can be anodized or Duracoated....

simmonsguns
December 16, 2007, 02:05 PM
The dark flat gray gun-kote matches parkerising, we charge $175.00 for a complete gun coating, check around for lower prices though.
I coated my M1 in the gray to see how it looked, it passed the Garand guys inspection.

dusty78
December 16, 2007, 02:08 PM
ok thanks guys, let me figure out what i want to do. thanks

MAX100
December 16, 2007, 06:32 PM
Take a look at my new thread on the Ceramic base paint. If you are good at do it yourself projects it will be the way to go.


GC

Bruce H.
December 21, 2007, 12:06 PM
Parkerizing is what it done to AR-15's. AR receivers are an aluminum alloy. The good ones are forged, the cheaper ones are cast. Parkerizing is done using a manganese phosphate solution.

rcmodel
December 21, 2007, 12:24 PM
Parkerizing is what it done to AR-15's.
AR receivers & lowers are not Parkerized.
You can't Parkerize aluminum.

AR barrels & bolts and other steel parts are Parkerized.

AR aluminum parts such as the upper & lower, and any other aluminum firearm part are Color Anodized.
The AR is Anodized over a bead-blast surface to make it slightly rough and hide surface imperfections.

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Bruce H.
December 21, 2007, 12:59 PM
Thank you RC Model. I stand corrected. I should have done some research before I shot my mouth off. Sorry for incorrect information.

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