Ruger 1022 reciever finish...

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  1. Koda

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    I removed an old optic mount and was disappointed to learn the blue loctite I used removed the paint on the receiver in spots surrounding the mounting holes.

    Now I have 2 questions...
    1) does anyone have any do it yourself ideas on stripping the paint entirely and refinishing the receiver? I’m not opposed to a clear aluminium look similar to stainless. If this is possible, how does one prevent the bare aluminium from oxidizing?

    2) are there any local Portland area (preferably west-side) shops that do affordable 1022 receiver finishing, such are cerokote or anodize?
     
  2. Joe13

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    Northwest firearms has some nice pics of their cerakote work. I'm considering having a couple guns painted when I have some funds.
     
  3. 308

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  4. orygun

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    Uhh, got a Sharpie? Small areas can be touched up and are hard to tell. Try it. Don't like it, try something else, but "something else" will be a lot more expensive than a Sharpie.
    I once had a gorgeous Browning B78 that had a mark on the barrel. It would have been very expensive to refinish and would have actually killed the value of the gun. So, I touched it up with a Sharpie. I never had to do it again, and when I sold the gun I had to point the place out to the buyer cuz he couldn't find it.
     
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  5. IronMonster

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    Yep, I have done lots of sharpie touch up. It often looks like of crappy at first but in a few weeks once its kind of set its surprising how good it looks.
     
  6. Koda

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    This is much more than a mark on the barrel. The paint was eroded in several spots around each screw hole and one is large enough a sharpie edit would still stand out... I'll give it a try though its not a bad idea but Id still like to explore other options.

    Joe13, when I google Northwest Firearms all I get is this forum site..

    308, I like the idea I will look into it. I like DIY projects and figure if that works it might be cheaper than paying for anodizing or creokete...
     
  7. the4thshake

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    Gun Kote works very well. I have used it successfully on several projects. It sticks real well to an abrasive blasted surface. However, after blasting a 10/22 I decided that I really liked the look of just the blasted surface and that's the way it has stayed.
     
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    I think Joe13 meant Northwest Armory. Easy to make that mistake.
     
  9. Portaledgepete

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    I refinished my 10/22. I fully disassembled it and scrubbed every surface with 0000 steel wool to ruff up the bonding surface. I then hit it with brake cleaner and rubbing alcohol to clean the surfaces. Then I hit it with an aerosol can of Dura-Kote. It was a cheap way to protect my old rifle's metal and was fairly entertaining to do.

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  10. IronMonster

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    That is one happy 10/22 model :) she is a cutie. I hope she gets to shoot it.
     
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