Aluminum receiver

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  1. robdaniels

    robdaniels Well-Known Member

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    I want to Cerakote a 10 22 aluminum receiver. Can I put that in the oven?
    Anybody done this before with good results?
    Thanks
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    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.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. robdaniels

    robdaniels Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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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.

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  5. robdaniels

    robdaniels Well-Known Member

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    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 :)
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work HG.

    J E CUSTOM