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Posted: 12/11/2013 8:22:11 AM EST
Hello board,
I was trying to add a Geissele trigger to my AR-15 carbine and I scratched the finnish on my lower. Is there a fix? I am hoping there is a "cold blue" type of product for anodized aluminum.
Thanks,
Carcano57


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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:25:49 AM EST
Aluma Black

Brownell's has it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:32:20 AM EST
Birchwood casey aluminum-black. Although it really isn't permanent, only solution is to paint/coat it if it really bothers you.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:32:46 AM EST
Leave it. It adds character and aluma black doesn't always match well so you may just draw more attention to it. Aluminum doesnt rust so really no worries.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:35:32 AM EST
throw it down the driveway
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:38:08 AM EST
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agreed, that will "camoflauge" it for you.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:40:36 AM EST
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agreed, that will "camoflauge" it for you.
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Originally Posted By BigRedDog:
throw it down the driveway



agreed, that will "camoflauge" it for you.



i second , second it
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:43:17 AM EST
As others said alumni black works but I'm of the opinion that it's a gun not a van gough, just shoot the thing.

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:48:52 AM EST
why bother? Its a tool do you fix your hammmer head after pounding nails??
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:49:00 AM EST
Send it too me. I'll dispose of it for you.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:06:49 AM EST
You could probably cover that scratch up with a few scratches.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:16:02 AM EST
hike your skirt up nancy
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:19:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Carcano57:
Hello board,
I was trying to add a Geissele trigger to my AR-15 carbine and I scratched the finnish on my lower. Is there a fix? I am hoping there is a "cold blue" type of product for anodized aluminum.
Thanks,
Carcano57


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I can understand where you are coming from since it is a Colt lower and scratches lower the resale value but that *does* make a decent case for building your own. How did you scratch it? Were you using improper tools?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:26:39 AM EST
Leave it. It adds character
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:34:04 AM EST
Not sure if serious ?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:49:06 AM EST
I tried the Brichwood Casey Aluminum Black, it worked pretty good. You can still see a little, but it is better.
I was pushing on the hammer pin with a tool that was included with the trigger kit and the tool slipped, I won't use it again. This tool is a steel rod with a plastic ball on one end for a handle, I believe it is designed to hold the trigger or hammer in the receiver while you push the new trigger or hammer pin in from the other side. I am no gunsmith, I think the scratch lets everyone know that and I was hoping there was a fix to cover my mistake. The Birchwood Casey Aluminum black worked fine, a simple solution to a embarrassing problem.
Thanks for the help, this site is great!
Carcano57
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:54:03 AM EST
This thread should be stickied simply for the hilarity of the responses.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:05:12 AM EST
Rattle can the bitch!




Red

Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:16:52 AM EST
The AR15.com way would be to buy another lower receiver and build 2 or 3... or 5.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:29:13 AM EST
The BC pen doesn't work too good. I bought one when I went all fucking neanderthal on my lower trying to get an out of spec roll pin in with channel locks. I finally just said fuck it. Truth be told, mine looks more embarrassing than yours by far. I may try something else to cover it up at some point, I don't know.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:47:47 AM EST
I chopped off my arm when the doctor couldn't get rid of a particular scar. Just as my amputation was effective in removing that hideousness on my forearm, you can effectively amputate that God-awful lower to the dust bin of history (AKA, my house). PM me for address.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:51:48 AM EST
Welcome to manhood.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 10:55:59 AM EST
dude, use a sharpee and carry on.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 11:20:34 AM EST
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I chopped off my arm when the doctor couldn't get rid of a particular scar. Just as my amputation was effective in removing that hideousness on my forearm, you can effectively amputate that God-awful lower to the dust bin of history (AKA, my house). PM me for address.
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Bazinga.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 11:39:09 AM EST
Get it inspected by a gunsmith, it may not be safe to fire anymore.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 11:42:32 AM EST
Are you talking about that little streak on the lower? Oh my, what are you going to do when you start using it.
It's a tool, it's going to get banged and scratched.
Unless it lives in the safe.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 11:54:13 AM EST
Well,

Now is the time for a nice camo dura coat paint job...

Or, like many of mine...just use it...they get scratched...

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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 12:42:22 PM EST
What scratch?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 12:56:45 PM EST
Wow, you guys are harsh. The guy has a nice rifle and wants it to be nice.








So he can hang it on the wall next to his My Little Pony dolls where it will never be in danger of getting another nasty owie like that ever again!

Suck it up there Snookums. You can still kill things with the scratched and defaced rifle. I bet they won't even notice.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:18:36 PM EST
If you use it that will happen.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:29:30 PM EST
Kind of reminds me of " Help me, I've fallen and I cant get up"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:37:08 PM EST
Shoot it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:23:11 PM EST
It's ruined!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:29:40 PM EST
It's a Colt, it's already ugly. It doesn't even look like the scratch went through the anodizing so BC Aluminum-Black will not work. You'll get past this my friend.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 4:32:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:25:50 PM EST
Add three more and you can tell everyone you were attacked by a honey badger, because...
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 5:57:35 PM EST
Have it cerakoted. Or put a sticker over it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:14:37 PM EST
Well, now you don't have a reason to baby it, it's earned it's first scar. now you can beat the shit out of it and use it for what it's for.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 6:42:05 PM EST
Bandsaw.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:41:15 PM EST
Send it out to a engraver for full lower engraving job, then put it in a fancy wood, velvet, and glass case, then place over your fireplace mantle...
guaranteed you will never get a scratch on it again...Problem solved and everyone wins ! You will enjoy the view of your new custom AR everyday
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 7:59:23 PM EST
There are a couple of products that you might try. I saw birchwood Casey listed already. Alumahyde as well but that is a lot of work for a small scratch.

As for a cold blue.... I don't know of any chemical you can run onto aluminum and get it to turn black. The blue is a controlled oxidation (just leave it on to long and you will see) and is used for iron based products.

If it is raise I usually try to smith out rough edges and use a flat black paint pen to fill in the gouge. That is for small nicks.

If you are one of those people that will be bothered by this I would suggest getting it coated or getting a new lower.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 11:24:52 PM EST
Jeez two posts back to back about weapon scratches lol. Think I need to design some milspec kleenex.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:55:19 AM EST
YOU MERCILESS BASTARDS,can't YOU SEE THIS POOR SOUL IS DISTRAUGHT OVER THIS HUGE GASH ON THE SIDE OF HIS WEAPON. HAVE SOME COMPASION. AS FOR THE OP YOU SHOULD PLACE A "I VOTED FOR OBAMA" STICKER OVER THE GASH THEN PLACE SAID WEAPON BACK IN THE SAFE UNTIL THE OBAMA TROLLS COME TO CONFISCATE IT. HAVE A NICE DAY.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:58:15 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:08:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/12/2013 4:08:55 AM EST by NavyIS2]
So now that your lower is ruined can I have that geisssele that you can't use anymore?
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:13:04 AM EST
Aluma-black or a black sharpie seems to work neither are permanent though.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:37:02 AM EST
Go with sharpie.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 5:05:25 AM EST
Its a colt, are you SURE it didn't come like that?
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 9:03:30 AM EST
Black rifles SHOULD be scratched and scarred. Pristine rifles are for collectors.
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