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Posted: 7/31/2009 4:28:05 PM EST
Anyone ever find a way to remove vinyl acetate on damaged Colt aluminum stocks without bead blasting thus removing the original anodizing underneath?


Link Posted: 7/31/2009 4:53:43 PM EST
I've used a soak in acetone to remove the coating off sling swivels. Might work for a stock too.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 5:16:51 PM EST
Acetone will not touch it, I tried!
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 5:21:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By RMiller:
Acetone will not touch it, I tried!


Try MEK

If not, then you're probably stuck with blasting.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 5:31:25 PM EST
Will do!

Has anyone ever seen just a latch for an aluminum carbine stock, I mean an anodized latch not vinyl coated? I need one badly!
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 5:48:18 PM EST
I don't think there is anodizing under the vinyl acetate. The coating pretty much needs to be blasted off. Victor at U.S. Anodizing did mine and anodized it XM grey. He did a great job.

Ive' never seen an anodized latch sold as a stand alone part, USGI or otherwise. I have seen the vinyl coated latchs on rare occaision on GB. Hell I've never seen an original anodized early CAR stock for sale either. That's a rare bird.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 5:55:46 PM EST
I've blasted them before with good results. Anymore I just leave them, I kind of like the Israeli look.
Link Posted: 7/31/2009 10:11:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By RMiller:
Will do!

Has anyone ever seen just a latch for an aluminum carbine stock, I mean an anodized latch not vinyl coated? I need one badly!


Contact Quiet, I think he may have had one or two at the last Knob Creek IIRC. Otherwise check Brownells...



Link Posted: 8/1/2009 12:42:50 PM EST
I'd like to find someone that will re-apply vinyl acetate to a stock! I need to restore one...

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Link Posted: 8/1/2009 6:50:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By 101ABN327:
I'd like to find someone that will re-apply vinyl acetate to a stock! I need to restore one...

101


This is the real question... I want to do this but I haven't found a source yet. Is EA making their's again?
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