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Blacking 10/22 Reciever

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by RockRat64, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. RockRat64

    RockRat64 Member

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    I bought a black bull barrel and the Magpul hunter x22 in fde to upgrade my k10/22 which is the stainless version. I really like the black/fde look so I was wondering what would be the best way to go about blacking the receiver?
     
  2. Bwana John

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    Cerakote.
     
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    I'd leave it alone, I like the 2 tone look. Of course this was the opposite, black receiver, SS barrel. This is factory.


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    I agree with @Bwana John

    Cerakote
     
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    I used Brownells' AlumaHyde II probably 14yrs ago to do full olive drab on a 10/22. To date, it is one of my most used rifles standing right behind my desk as I type this. The finish has held up extremely well. Better than Ruger's teflon crap.
     
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  6. Rule3

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    Yep, I used it on a receiver and barrel of a 10/22.(matte black)

    If the OP doesn't want to spend the money to get a can shipped I would try a good automotive paint. One that doesn't need to be baked to a high temp.

    Aluma Hyde is good stuff.


    https://www.vhtpaint.com/specialty/vht-epoxy-all-weather-paint
     
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    1. Find a local anodizer.
    2. Aluma Hyde.
    3. Cerakote.

    That VHT paint looks promising.
     
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    I did a shotgun a while back, I used Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy because I didn't want to wait 4-6 weeks for the aluma-hyde to ship. I kind of wish I had but I will say the appliance epoxy is extremely rugged, it's just a lil glossier than I thought it'd be but after a few weeks of curing, not touching the gun and leaving it be, it is very, very durable.

    But if I could do it over again, which I can and might, I'll probably strip the rustoleum and redo it with aluma-hyde.....
     
  9. RockRat64

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    True, I could see what it looks like first. I might even go with it for a little while. I just don't think I'm going to like it. It's not even stainless, looks like it was just painted silver.
    I have a gun cerakote shop nearby so I wouldn't have to worry about shipping. I guess I was just seeing what everyone else was doing, but cerakote seems like it might be the best option. I will have to look into alumnahyde more.
     
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    Except the magnum version, all 10/22 receivers are aluminum. Up until a few years ago, the stainless guns were clear anodized, then they went to a wrinkle coating for a few years. Now, I'm not so sure but they went back to teflon coatings for the blued guns. The clear anodized guns were a decent match for stainless.
     
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    Yup just found that out. Was getting ready to throw it in a sonic cleaner and realized it felt light, so took a magnet to it. I think it's some kind of cerakote now. 20210919_114508.jpg
     
  12. Rule3

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    If you want to spend more money on the finish that the value of the receiver.
     
  13. RockRat64

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    Haha exactly. That is the question. Would have the do the trigger guard also.
     
  14. Bwana John

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    "I will have to look into alumnahyde more."


    I think professionally applied Cerakote is superior to home done Aluminhide and Duracoat. The only advantage Aluminhyde and Duracoat have is the ability to be applied at home, at the cost of not being as tough as a finish. The disadvantage of Cerakote is the price.

    Usually the Cerakoter has to buy a minimum amount of product in the shade you request, and has to do a separate set up for each color. If you can find enough parts you want done in the same color the price per piece goes down considerably.
     
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    I don't know, the finish on my 10/22 has surprised me and that rifle has not been babied.
     
  16. Bwana John

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    Sometimes "good enough" IS good enough.
     
  17. CraigC
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    I would say it's a lot better than "good enough".
     
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