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Posted: 11/4/2015 10:07:18 PM EST
I have an unanodized upper to put on one of my 80% lowers. Might as well finish it off with a stainless barrel and unandozed rail.




Anyone?




I know the anodizing is there for protection against wear. But I still wanna do it. Maybe I'll polish the whole thing up too. It'll be a unique piece to bury in the safe.

Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:10:34 PM EST
Anodizing isn't for wear. It is for corrosion.

There are ones out there and ones in other colors. One was in the industry section here and I picked up a lightweight free float from them.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:12:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By diehippy:
I have an unanodized upper to put on one of my 80% lowers. Might as well finish it off with a stainless barrel and unandozed rail.






Anyone?






I know the anodizing is there for protection against wear. But I still wanna do it. Maybe I'll polish the whole thing up too. It'll be a unique piece to bury in the safe.


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Go get any rail you like, then take it an appropriate metal finisher for clear ano. Not as durable as a typical hard anodize, but better than raw aluminum.
Likely, whoever can do the finish, will include a strip of the original in their minimum cost to you anyway.

A.W.D.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:12:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By UV18:
Anodizing isn't for wear. It is for corrosion.

There are ones out there and ones in other colors. One was in the industry section here and I picked up a lightweight free float from them.
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It'll be a safe queen for the most part. I have others that get abused. Not worried about corrosion.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:14:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Wiz-of-Awd:


Go get any rail you like, then take it an appropriate metal finisher for clear ano. Not as durable as a typical hard anodize, but better than raw aluminum.
Likely, whoever can do the finish, will include a strip of the original in their minimum cost to you anyway.

A.W.D.
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Originally Posted By Wiz-of-Awd:
Originally Posted By diehippy:
I have an unanodized upper to put on one of my 80% lowers. Might as well finish it off with a stainless barrel and unandozed rail.

Anyone?

I know the anodizing is there for protection against wear. But I still wanna do it. Maybe I'll polish the whole thing up too. It'll be a unique piece to bury in the safe.




Go get any rail you like, then take it an appropriate metal finisher for clear ano. Not as durable as a typical hard anodize, but better than raw aluminum.
Likely, whoever can do the finish, will include a strip of the original in their minimum cost to you anyway.

A.W.D.
Strips that easily? That's surprising. Will clear anodizing bond well with a polished surface, or does it need some texture?
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:16:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By diehippy:
It'll be a safe queen for the most part. I have others that get abused. Not worried about corrosion.
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Originally Posted By diehippy:
Originally Posted By UV18:
Anodizing isn't for wear. It is for corrosion.

There are ones out there and ones in other colors. One was in the industry section here and I picked up a lightweight free float from them.
It'll be a safe queen for the most part. I have others that get abused. Not worried about corrosion.


Unless you live in a zero humidity environment, when you put the Al rail onto the steel barrel nut, it is going to literally flake away the aluminum over time. Search galvanic corrosion.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:19:54 PM EST
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Unless you live in a zero humidity environment, when you put the Al rail onto the steel barrel nut, it is going to literally flake away the aluminum over time. Search galvanic corrosion.
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Originally Posted By easttxshooter:
Originally Posted By diehippy:
Originally Posted By UV18:
Anodizing isn't for wear. It is for corrosion.

There are ones out there and ones in other colors. One was in the industry section here and I picked up a lightweight free float from them.
It'll be a safe queen for the most part. I have others that get abused. Not worried about corrosion.



Unless you live in a zero humidity environment, when you put the Al rail onto the steel barrel nut, it is going to literally flake away the aluminum over time. Search galvanic corrosion.
Yeah, I suppose that's correct.

Looks like clear anodizing will be the way to go if I want something along those lines.


Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:20:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By easttxshooter:



Unless you live in a zero humidity environment, when you put the Al rail onto the steel barrel nut, it is going to literally flake away the aluminum over time. Search galvanic corrosion.
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Originally Posted By easttxshooter:
Originally Posted By diehippy:
Originally Posted By UV18:
Anodizing isn't for wear. It is for corrosion.

There are ones out there and ones in other colors. One was in the industry section here and I picked up a lightweight free float from them.
It'll be a safe queen for the most part. I have others that get abused. Not worried about corrosion.



Unless you live in a zero humidity environment, when you put the Al rail onto the steel barrel nut, it is going to literally flake away the aluminum over time. Search galvanic corrosion.
But its a safe queen.
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 10:32:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By diehippy:
Strips that easily? That's surprising. Will clear anodizing bond well with a polished surface, or does it need some texture?
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Originally Posted By diehippy:
Originally Posted By Wiz-of-Awd:
Originally Posted By diehippy:
I have an unanodized upper to put on one of my 80% lowers. Might as well finish it off with a stainless barrel and unandozed rail.

Anyone?

I know the anodizing is there for protection against wear. But I still wanna do it. Maybe I'll polish the whole thing up too. It'll be a unique piece to bury in the safe.




Go get any rail you like, then take it an appropriate metal finisher for clear ano. Not as durable as a typical hard anodize, but better than raw aluminum.
Likely, whoever can do the finish, will include a strip of the original in their minimum cost to you anyway.

A.W.D.
Strips that easily? That's surprising. Will clear anodizing bond well with a polished surface, or does it need some texture?

They usually use an acid to strip the aluminum away. Or sandblasting but that's a lot more aggressive. ALWAYS get the clear coat, as others have said galvanic corrosion is a bitch.
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