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Old 05-21-2014, 06:10 PM
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Aluminum receiver

I want to Cerakote a 10 22 aluminum receiver. Can I put that in the oven?
Anybody done this before with good results?
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:49 PM
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Re: Aluminum receiver

It will be ok because it only has to be baked for two hours at 250o (The option is 300o for 1 hour).

You can also buy some Air dry Cerakote from Brownells.

Just follow the instructions and it will do fine and wont hurt the receiver at 250o.

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Old 05-21-2014, 08:23 PM
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Re: Aluminum receiver

Thanks, I thought so, but wanted to be sure.
I have a lot of oven cure, so need to buy the air cure for this little project.
Thanks again.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:07 AM
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Re: Aluminum receiver

A lot of firearm parts are aluminum. Ruger 10/22, Mossberg shotgun and AR receivers are aluminum. A lot of pistol and revolver receivers are made of it. Most Remington and Weatherby bottom metal and drop box metal is made of aluminum. XLR chassis are aluminum and I have coated those. The heat cure is not a problem. Bake away. Keep it to 250. That is the oil temperature I run my aluminum rods in my race car and they are not hurt. Neither are any of these parts.

A small sample of aluminum parts I have coated.










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Old 05-22-2014, 04:37 PM
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Re: Aluminum receiver

Thank you sir!
You are right of course. I forgot about the trigger floor plates being Alum. and I spray them all the time.
Getting old has it's draw backs. I walk into a room and forgot what I went in there for and end up doing something else
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:15 PM
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Re: Aluminum receiver

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A lot of firearm parts are aluminum. Ruger 10/22, Mossberg shotgun and AR receivers are aluminum. A lot of pistol and revolver receivers are made of it. Most Remington and Weatherby bottom metal and drop box metal is made of aluminum. XLR chassis are aluminum and I have coated those. The heat cure is not a problem. Bake away. Keep it to 250. That is the oil temperature I run my aluminum rods in my race car and they are not hurt. Neither are any of these parts.

A small sample of aluminum parts I have coated.











Very nice work HG.

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