|Originally Posted By iNeXile556:
Originally Posted By AR15BUFF:
I live in Connecticut and am getting hassled by companies that do hard coat anodizing saying I must go through an FFL to get my 80% lower treated. FFl's won't touch it here even if I have it anodized before the finish machining. I guess I can machine it, media blast it and cerecoat or durocoat it, but does anyone have alternatives?
Because the process of anodizing the lower is considered, by the ATF, as a part of the manufacturing process the anodizing company must have a FFL to do it. That is why your local companies are refusing to do it. They're not hassling you, they're just not willing to commit a felony for you. Do you blame them?
You can ship it directly to a FFL that specializes in anodizing, and they can ship it directly back to you when they are done. US Anodizing, as previously suggested, is the company of choice by many, and for good reason.
Thank you for your post, and no I do not blame the companies I talked to for not accepting the work. I blame our politicians in CT. for that. I have contacted U.S. Anodizing by email and am awaiting their reply.