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Wanted: Small scale anodizing shop in Portland area?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by XSubSailor, May 20, 2015.

  1. XSubSailor

    XSubSailor SW WA Active Member

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    I've got a few custom AR lowers I'd like to get anodized...anyone know of an affordable local shop that could accomodate?
     
  2. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Be advised, I just got done spending the last HOUR pursuing the "anodizing world" and the ATF considers putting a finish on a firearm part of the manufacturing process. That means you will need to find a company who has a FFL/03/07 manufacturing license... from what I just read.
     
  4. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    "May I "Pretty Please" clean my gun, and leave it Shinier than it Was"?????

    /sarcasm

    Then, of course After That level, will be " May I please, Pretty Please put a Single Round of Ammo, into the chamber, whilst being held at Hostage Point, if I PROMISE not to use the ammo"?????

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

    philipism for the Moments left in our Life: Resist Tyrany, always! :D
     
  5. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    That is the same thing I found out when I had my stuff Cerakoted. I found a few places that were cheaper but in the end took them to a dealer who had a FFL..... what if something happens...... you want your stuff to come back so make sure you are going to the right place.
     
  6. XSubSailor

    XSubSailor SW WA Active Member

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    These are some unfinished 80% lowers, so not an FFL item. My plan was finish the fire control pocket but leave the pin holes undrilled and trigger slot unfinished until after the anodizing is done. If needed, I could just anodize the complete unfinished lower and apply some duracoat or similar to preserve the freshly milled sections afterward.

    Just wondering if anyone has used a local anodizer or has experience with an anodizing shop that would do a small order like this without charging an arm and a leg.