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Anyone know of any good places to get 80% lowers anodized? Was going to use US Anodizing until I found out they don't do 80%ers.

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Is the 80 already finished or no?


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It is currently not finished. Would prefer it anodized AFTER it is finished, however that doesn't appear to be an option.

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I'm interested too


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I found a couple of places.

1) New Frontier Aromory does 80% lowers (100% lowers have to go through FFL per their own policies) for about $15 per item. I've heard their turnaround is lengthy but the work is good. Advertised as a true Type III finish.

2) I found a guy that works out of Texas (Company is HRW) and has a solid presence on AR15.com under the username "Elucidate", real name Dave.
Spoke to him through email - super nice and informative guy, I chose his company to do my M16 receiver set in an anodized XM grey. Not sure if it is Type III but I don't care at this point. I hear he does other retro colors as well.

90% of the other companies I emailed last week have yet to get back to me.

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I an clearly see the huge inventory control mess it would create when having constant shipments of homemade receivers that do not have unique and markings for a process that is done in batches.

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dreadi wrote:
I an clearly see the huge inventory control mess it would create when having constant shipments of homemade receivers that do not have unique and markings for a process that is done in batches.


I agree. HRW said they normally do batches but will do a small batch for you for a bit extra. That is probably to help avoid a huge stockpile of receivers. They do have an FFL but to ship legally I believe it needs to be identified with serial number, model and manufacturing location.

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LoveThySpatula wrote:
dreadi wrote:
I an clearly see the huge inventory control mess it would create when having constant shipments of homemade receivers that do not have unique and markings for a process that is done in batches.


I agree. HRW said they normally do batches but will do a small batch for you for a bit extra. That is probably to help avoid a huge stockpile of receivers. They do have an FFL but to ship legally I believe it needs to be identified with serial number, model and manufacturing location.



NOPE. You don't need any of that info on your receiver to ship a gun. There's a lot of guns on the market that were made by major mfgs that do not have serial numbers.

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Maybe this isn't the direction you are looking to go or not what you want but why not just cerakote, KG gun-kote or moly resin coat it? There are several shops in the area that do those coatings. I can't remember his name on here but he owns BXC coatings in everett and does great cerakote work (a friend of mine had him do several of his guns and they still look great 5ish years later), so he might be worth calling. I have several guns that are Moly Resin coated and all of the R&D guns we built early on had no anodizing, just Moly Resin coating and we have had absolutely no corrosion, oxidation or wear issues with them. As long as aluminum is sealed off from the atmosphere, it really doesn't do anything or have any problems. If you went down that road, you wouldn't have to deal with the issues that come with shipping a receiver that doesn't have any markings or if you scheduled it ahead of time, they might be able to do it while you waited and they wouldn't have to deal with logging it in the bound book.

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LoveThySpatula wrote:
2) I found a guy that works out of Texas (Company is HRW) and has a solid presence on AR15.com under the username "Elucidate", real name Dave.
Spoke to him through email - super nice and informative guy, I chose his company to do my M16 receiver set in an anodized XM grey. Not sure if it is Type III but I don't care at this point. I hear he does other retro colors as well.
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I'm interested too, i have a early 70's A1 upper to match. Any contact info? I'm not on Arf.com


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The mad scientist wrote:
Maybe this isn't the direction you are looking to go or not what you want but why not just cerakote, KG gun-kote or moly resin coat it? There are several shops in the area that do those coatings. I can't remember his name on here but he owns BXC coatings in everett and does great cerakote work (a friend of mine had him do several of his guns and they still look great 5ish years later), so he might be worth calling. I have several guns that are Moly Resin coated and all of the R&D guns we built early on had no anodizing, just Moly Resin coating and we have had absolutely no corrosion, oxidation or wear issues with them. As long as aluminum is sealed off from the atmosphere, it really doesn't do anything or have any problems. If you went down that road, you wouldn't have to deal with the issues that come with shipping a receiver that doesn't have any markings or if you scheduled it ahead of time, they might be able to do it while you waited and they wouldn't have to deal with logging it in the bound book.


Just wanted this A1 build to be a little more accurate to the original Colt. I've read it is hard to accurately produce a Colt grey with cerakote. True or not? Dunno. Just wanted to play it safe with this one.

My future builds will more than likely all be cerakote.

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shaggy wrote:
LoveThySpatula wrote:
2) I found a guy that works out of Texas (Company is HRW) and has a solid presence on AR15.com under the username "Elucidate", real name Dave.
Spoke to him through email - super nice and informative guy, I chose his company to do my M16 receiver set in an anodized XM grey. Not sure if it is Type III but I don't care at this point. I hear he does other retro colors as well.
.



I'm interested too, i have a early 70's A1 upper to match. Any contact info? I'm not on Arf.com


PM inbound.

Edit: Some of the work he has done can be found here.
https://www.ar15.com/forums/AR-15/The-B ... 48/?page=2

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From what i've been told as well, it's hard to color match that colt color with cerakote. Moly Resin has two different grey's and a black-grey to match the old colt's, so it might be worth looking into if you can't come up with an anodizer that can get it done but anodizing is always a better and more accurate option for the retro builds.

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We use Apex anodizing down in Portland and have good results. I've not done firearm stuff with them but they do have a small minimum order and quality is good. Might be worth a call.
http://apexanodizing.com/


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I'll shoot them an email, thanks!

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