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 Removing alumahyde
NEW_FRIDAY  [Member]
2/19/2005 5:30:42 PM
hey yall. I painted a forged DPMS lower with alumahyde at a time in my life. I dont like it like that anymore. I know that break cleaner and acetone will take it off, but will it damage the anodized finish on the lower? thanks for the help
M4-TUNA  [Team Member]
2/19/2005 5:43:28 PM
Acetone will not damge it. If it does just painted again and live with it.
NEW_FRIDAY  [Member]
2/19/2005 5:45:10 PM

Originally Posted By M4-TUNA:
Acetone will not damge it. If it does just painted again and live with it.



ok then I will give it a shot. Ill let yall know how it turns out. It is just my beater so if the finish is damaged I guess I will be painting it again
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
2/19/2005 5:52:18 PM
Acetone or brake cleaner will not harm your anodizing.

They also won't remove the Aluminahyde.
NEW_FRIDAY  [Member]
2/19/2005 5:54:52 PM

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Acetone or brake cleaner will not harm your anodizing.

They also won't remove the Aluminahyde.



I think you are wrong, but we will see. I will use my lower as a lab rat. Maybe If I can get my hands on a digicam I will post pics
bigbore  [Industry Partner]
2/19/2005 6:03:48 PM
zip strip takes it right off.
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
2/19/2005 6:04:44 PM

Originally Posted By NEW_FRIDAY:

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Acetone or brake cleaner will not harm your anodizing.

They also won't remove the Aluminahyde.



I think you are wrong, but we will see. I will use my lower as a lab rat. Maybe If I can get my hands on a digicam I will post pics



I know for a fact I am right because I have used acetone based non-chlorinated brake cleaner to clean a rifle finished in Aluminahyde and it has never removed a speck of paint.

Brownells speciffically advertises it resists all common solvents of which brake cleaner is one.

This is why Aluminahude is expensive paint compared to cheap ass barbecue grill paint that brake cleaner eats.

From the Brownell's website:


The special feature of Aluma-Hyde II (and the reason for its development) is its increased resistance to bore cleaners, solvents and other cleaning chemicals, even trichloroethelyene. Today’s new family of fast, aggressive bore cleaners really do a terrific job getting dirty gun bores sparkling clean, but they can wreak particular havoc with any other finish they contact. After full cure, Aluma-Hyde II proved solvent-proof to all but the most aggressive, copper-removing bore solvents.
HeavyMetal  [Team Member]
2/19/2005 6:06:20 PM
Like Bigbore said, try a product labeled as a paint remover.

And throughtly wash the stuff off your reciever when you finish as it is proabally caustic.
NEW_FRIDAY  [Member]
2/19/2005 6:14:17 PM

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:

Originally Posted By NEW_FRIDAY:

Originally Posted By HeavyMetal:
Acetone or brake cleaner will not harm your anodizing.

They also won't remove the Aluminahyde.



I think you are wrong, but we will see. I will use my lower as a lab rat. Maybe If I can get my hands on a digicam I will post pics



I know for a fact I am right because I have used acetone based non-chlorinated brake cleaner to clean a rifle finished in Aluminahyde and it has never removed a speck of paint.

Brownells speciffically advertises it resists all common solvents of which brake cleaner is one.

This is why Aluminahude is expensive paint compared to cheap ass barbecue grill paint that brake cleaner eats.

From the Brownell's website:


The special feature of Aluma-Hyde II (and the reason for its development) is its increased resistance to bore cleaners, solvents and other cleaning chemicals, even trichloroethelyene. Today’s new family of fast, aggressive bore cleaners really do a terrific job getting dirty gun bores sparkling clean, but they can wreak particular havoc with any other finish they contact. After full cure, Aluma-Hyde II proved solvent-proof to all but the most aggressive, copper-removing bore solvents.



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