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Old 08-08-2011, 08:58 PM
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alumimun oxide blasting

i have a remington 700 im going to blast a bake on finish off of and duracoat it. is there anywhere u shouldnt aluminum oxide blast besides the inside of the barrel and chamber area? can i blast inside the action or will that make the action rough?
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:19 PM
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Re: alumimun oxide blasting

You shouldn't have finish inside the action... Definitely mask any surface that contacts any moving part. Aluminum Oxide is a very effective abrasive so after blasting it will all have to be scrubbed with soap and water and brushes to make sure you get every bit of grit out, else it will wear out your action at a very accelerated rate.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:26 AM
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Re: alumimun oxide blasting

Since you also need it degreased; after blasting, I stand on end and ultrasonically clean in acetone - works like a charm.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:11 PM
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Re: alumimun oxide blasting

are u guys degreasing again after blasting. the duracoat people say just blow it off and paint.
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Re: alumimun oxide blasting

Prep before painting is 90% of the job. Why risk the whole refinish job by skipping 1 step ?
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Re: alumimun oxide blasting

Before you blast use Play Dough to fill the interior of the action on all surfaces that touch the bolt
because it will make the action rough and bolt operation will suffer.

Use an ear plug in the muzzle to protect the crown.

After blasting clean everything very well to prevent it from ending up in the finish.

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Old 08-10-2011, 06:06 AM
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Re: alumimun oxide blasting

Degrease before you blast using there Tru Strip, otherwise you contaminate your blasting media.
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