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Posted: 10/26/2004 1:00:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 1:00:59 PM EST by White-Feather]
I am wanting to re-finish the stainless steel barrel on my bushy, to black, so that it matches the rest of the rifle and does not shine so brightly in the mid day sun when I have a yote' in my crosshairs... can anyone point me in the direction of what kind of finish to use on it.... is it something that I can do myself, and make it look professionaly done... I am not wanting to just go to walmart and get a can of black primer.... I want it to be done right...!! any advice is greatly appreciated....

thanks...
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:06:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:07:12 PM EST
Gun-kote is good, takes some prep on your part. Norrells finish is excellent, still takes some prep on your part. Alumahyde II is great if you can run a can of spray paint, and you can wait till it cures. Hard as nails, comes in colors other than black. Or you could pay someone a few bucks to do it for you.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:13:38 PM EST
Any product is only as good as its base coat. A smooth SS barrel is not a good surface to refinish, take it and have it sand blasted, then you can coat it with whatever you want.

Here is a link that goes over refinishing stuff...

www.mgtalk.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4113&st=0&#entry32406
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:50:05 PM EST
Pardon my ignorance on this issue, but I see myself dabbling in the art of AR refinishing and I have one question:

Doesn't the name Alumahyde imply that it is best used on aluminum? The Brownells web site states "aluminum and alloys". I have yet to use it on anything other than aluminum, like carry handles, FF tubes and other small, aluminum items. Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 1:56:25 PM EST
Sand Blasting is a VERY good idea. It will rough up the barrel enough to allow the finish to adhere to it.
I've avoided buying a barrel that's SS for an AR for the simple fact that I don't want a shiny barrel. I know they are very accurate though. Not that I know options are available, I may consider a SS barrel now.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:06:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:30:54 PM EST
You can just bead blast it so that it isn't so shiney.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:39:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 2:41:24 PM EST by BallisticTip]
Some good Refinishing info here.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 2:41:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By black_heart:
Sand Blasting is a VERY good idea. It will rough up the barrel enough to allow the finish to adhere to it.
I've avoided buying a barrel that's SS for an AR for the simple fact that I don't want a shiny barrel. I know they are very accurate though. Not that I know options are available, I may consider a SS barrel now.



Hey there!! Good to see you over here!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 4:11:43 PM EST
Thanks for all the info guys.... greatly appreciated....!!
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