ANODISING - Steyr or Walther...

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  1. JasonGoldsmith66

    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    http://www.metroplating.co.uk/sulphuric-acid-anodising.php

    I like the 'Olive Drab' ....would consider doing it on my spare Steyr LG110 FT & rail, as well as cylinder, IF, I dont flog it...:D



    Or how about some other colour like here - http://www.anodisers.com/finishes.html

    The thing is, I suppose one could also do the anodising route on a spare Walther Alutec stock....ie: buy the blue powder coated one at a cheapy price wherever possible, sand blast it professionnally, then anodise it in "Matt Black" ! :cool:

    What do others think or say ?
     
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  2. CharlieM

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    Always assumed the Walther stock is cast ali. If it is better to stick to a powder coat as anodise could leave a poor finish. Seen a few powder coated black and they come up well
     
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    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Thanks for the tip....

    Will have to factor this in then, ie: after sand blasting the blue paint off, have the bare aluminium polished up to mirror finish if it were to be anodised...otherwise, quite correctly, and cheaper to re-apply a professional BLACK MATTE new powder coating. :D
     
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    Anodising wont take to a casting, usually made close to LM6 aluminium, in other words too much silicon content.
    Very few grades will actually anodise any good.

    A pro sand blasting cabinet and set up would be needed to fetch off or may be all week jobby on a semi diy and pressure pot.
     
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    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Jon,

    I saw a chap with an anodised Steyr rail in blue to match his cylinder...wouldnt the Steyr rail be made of the same grade of aluminium as the Steyr action ? ie: if Steyr can anodise the alu to black, one presumes a normal silver one can also get the treatment ?
     
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    Olive Drab Steyr

    Are you insane!!!!
    An Olive Drab Steyr:shot:

    You would certainly be the only person in the country with one, and the chances of anyone copying you is extremely remote.

    Just think of that poor Steyr:eek::eek:

    Anyone want to have a guess at the resale value of an Olive Drab Steyr. I'll start the bidding at 27p
    :D:D:D
     
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    Just paint it with hammerite ;)
     
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    Mmm...Military like Olive Drab appeals to me :D

    Have seen some one's GOLD anodised WaltherLg300 ...the rear MEC butt, rail and barrel :eek: what do you say to that ?? (reminds of 70's open shirt with hairy chess & gold necklace, smelling of Brut33 ..!)

    How about this poor chaps Steyr...which is on airgunnBBS at 1650....

    http://www.airgunbbs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442573

    ...any takers for a wine burgundy psychedelic paint job ??? :D ...and it matches the carpet ! LOL !

    I guess the expression saying is true for our choice of - girlfriends or wives , or guns - " One Man's idea of Beauty is another man's version of barf " ? or something along that line :D

    :cool:
     

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    If you want to remove powdercoat from alloy get it Soda Blasted, no chance of damage to the metal, I know as I do this in South Africa, I can even soda blast a scope without masking off the lens
     
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    JasonGoldsmith66 Banned

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    Thanks for the tip...:D
     
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    You wont be going near my March with that! :D
     
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    Thought you meant the stocks Peter, rail and cylinder ok to re anodise.
     
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    Jon,


    1. Re: Steyr- Cant the Steyr Alu frame then be anodised like the rail & cylinder if you say these 2 parts can be done, why not the action chassis ? :confused:

    2. Re: Walther - Look at this chaps Walther...he had the alu super polished...which is then 'sticky' for anodising to work...then also makes me think It can then be anodised ?...


    :D
     

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    The reason this chap had his alutec polished is because the anodiser wouldn't anodise it, **** material, couldn't guarantee quality of finish.

    Neil
     

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