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    Default Browning aluminum

    Trying to get a browned looking finish on an aluminum trigger guard that's currently painted black.

    Stripped all the steel parts and browned them with plum brown, but now the guard stands out and looks pretty crappy.

    Internet search wasn't much of a help; everything I got was people talking about how to remove accidental browning from aluminum and not how to get it there.

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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    You can anodize aluminum and dye it any color you want.
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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    Maybe try this for one small part.
    Last edited by :-); December 15th, 2018 at 11:05 PM.
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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    This is how it is usually done.
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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    The only way I know to finish aluminum other than anodizing is to use birchwood casey aluminum black. Obviously, that's going to be black.
    Hope this is not Chris's blood ...

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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    I'll take a look at the videos posted, but I'm looking for less uniform of a finish than anodizing typically provides.

    Not saying it won't work, just seeing if there are treatments that give a more mottled finish - without boring splotchy.

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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinR View Post
    I'll take a look at the videos posted, but I'm looking for less uniform of a finish than anodizing typically provides.

    Not saying it won't work, just seeing if there are treatments that give a more mottled finish - without boring splotchy.
    test similar parts and don't clean them as well or even apply a grease to limit penetration? or scuff and paint it. cerakote?
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    Maybe this will help! :-)

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CuYw1XgDxkQ

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    Default Re: Browning aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by Misery Loves Shotguns View Post
    The only way I know to finish aluminum other than anodizing is to use birchwood casey aluminum black. Obviously, that's going to be black.
    Don’t use it on a Mossberg 500, eats it, doesn’t make it black.
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