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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December 16, 2007, 02:34 AM
I'm not sure you can parkerize aluminum. They're generally anodized.
December 16, 2007, 02:37 AM
Phosphoric acid eats Al, can't parkerize it. It can be anodized or Duracoated....
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.
December 16, 2007, 02:08 PM
ok thanks guys, let me figure out what i want to do. thanks
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.
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.
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.