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COBrien

Finishing 80% Lowers

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It was going to happen eventually. I'm getting into building 80% lowers. I blame my father-in-law.

Long story short, his Christmas gift this year is going to be a rifle built by him and me. Ordered up a pair of raw receivers (80% lower and finished upper). Planning on having something engraved  on the lower, wanted the engraving all anodized. I'm going to have the anodizing done by a local shop, but wanted to make sure of something...

Are raw receivers "ready" to be anodized, out of the box? Or is there some final finish work that needs to be done before anodizing?

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45 minutes ago, COBrien said:

 

Are raw receivers "ready" to be anodized, out of the box? Or is there some final finish work that needs to be done before anodizing?

Since blasting is part of the prep process for most finishes you could give them a light coat of appropriate color flat spray paint and see if there are any defects you want to fix before final finish.

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19 hours ago, jtallen83 said:

Since blasting is part of the prep process for most finishes you could give them a light coat of appropriate color flat spray paint and see if there are any defects you want to fix before final finish.

True, I hadn't thought about that.

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