Silver anodizing a scope?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by 955sp, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. 955sp

    955sp New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get a scope anodized silver?
    Saw a thread where Andy Finnegan was having his Sightron done, just wondering who did it?

    thanks!
     
  2. luddite

    luddite I Love HFT

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    Not sure re anodising but I have a Steyr LG100 that was finished in silver by Hydrographics.
     
  3. suds

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    It was sprayed silver by Hydrographics I think.
     
  4. peter b

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    Silver scope

    Andy`s scope done by hydrographics.
    Think he told me it was £70.
    Pete
     
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    When hydrographics do this what do they do with the turrent caps? Are the markers just taped off and left black?

    Tougher question anyone have any ideas for a colour change on an EV2 for the annodized part? I just want it back to silver.
     
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  6. 955sp

    955sp New Member

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    ok thanks will check them out, does anyone have any pics of his scope done in silver?
     
  7. Steve Bowers

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    anodized

    I don't think that you will find it cheap to "re -anodize " a scope.
    It would mean stripping the scope down to get all the ally parts separated then the black coat has to be removed by reversing the anodizing (which will also remove some of the ally) making it slightly smaller then re-anodizing it in " clear " to obtain the silver look you want.
    You would find that the threads would now be slightly slacker as all the components are now smaller in all their dimensions,

    In short go to Hydro Graphics, he's NOT QUICK but does a very good job. I had a big Nikko done in "carbon " look and it was great !!

    Steve
     
  8. nurek

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    How durable is the Hydrographics finish? Anodising is a very durable finish (more so than blueing).
     
  9. Retracted_Yeti

    Retracted_Yeti The Yeti Has Landed!

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    Scopes are mainly made from aluminium!;)
    These are normally anodised black!:)
    Use a mild Sodium hydroxide (drain cleaner from B & Q) dampened cloth whilst wearing marigolds, and remove said black anodised layer.

    Your scopes(e) will now be silver and ready for polishing.

    HTH.

    Roy.


    p.s. if you dissolve said scopes(e) or your hands, carpet, eyesight etc......don't blame me!
    sodium hydroxide is NASTY stuff!
     

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