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Will Acetone Damage Anodized Aluminum?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Crawfish141, Jan 4, 2010.

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  1. Crawfish141

    Crawfish141 Member

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    Will acetone damage anodized aluminum? I'm trying to remove blue Locktite from my AR-15 lower receiver buffer tube threads, supposedly acetone will do the trick. However, I don't want to damage the anodizing.
     
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    I have never seen it harm anodizing....

    Blue...use a heatgun.
     
  3. briansmithwins

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    Acetone won't harm the anodizing. I use it all the time to degrease parts prior to using locktite.

    BSW
     
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    ... +1
     
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    Huge negative on a solvent damaging anodizing.
    Now a caustic.......
     
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    Anodizing is acetone safe.
     
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    Acetone won't harm anodized aluminum.....matter fact we use acetone at work to clean anodized aluminum in one of our assembly processes.
     
  8. Crawfish141

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    Did it last night, worked like a charm. No damage was noted. Thanks for the reassurance and info; I was just double checking, I didn't want to ruin the finish on my Ar-15.
     
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