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Im getting ready in the next couple weeks to paint some finished receivers. Is there any prep work needing done to the receiver before painting? Im using Brownells Aluma-Hyde II.
Should the area be ruffed up with fine grit sand paper before hand? I know after pressing the flat and just the prep of grinding the rails, etc..., it seems like there are hundreds of scratches.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Alumahyde flows very well and is very forgiving.

Scuffing the receiver with some 400 before painting will give it some tooth assuring good adhesion
 

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You might want to air abrade all paintable surfaces with 80 to 100 glass beads or silica sand. (CAUTION! Use good resperatory filtration! Silica in you lungs is very, very bad!) Many builders follow this treatment with parkerizing. I have read that paint over park produces very good (read durable) results.

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7.62x39 said:
Alumahyde flows very well and is very forgiving.

Scuffing the receiver with some 400 before painting will give it some tooth assuring good adhesion
Your saying a couple coats and you wont be able to see the flaws? Fills in nicely? Thanks for the feedback!
 
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