Polished the inside of my receiver.

Discussion in 'Ruger 10/22' started by 486, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. 486

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  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That looks good.

    Mind posting exactly what you used and the process?

    Thanks


    Jim
     

  3. Grizz12

    Grizz12 New Member

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    looks good, how did you do it? Does it shoot any better?
     
  4. 486

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    You'll need wet/dry sand paper starting with 600 grit to remove all of the anodized finish. Then go with 1000,1500, 2000, 2500 and finally any type of aluminum polish. I used Mothers for the final step. Be prepared for some sore fingers though.
     
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    Not sure if it's going to shoot any better. I'm waiting to get my bolt and trigger assembly back from Andy Trivette. He's a gun smith here in NC. I'm really anxious to try it out!
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks 486, good job.



    Jim
     
  7. jetspeed8

    jetspeed8 New Member

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    Seems like a lot of work. Hope there is some benefit to it..
     
  8. apeek

    apeek New Member

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    I hope it works well for you. I wouldn't mind giving it a go. But I wonder???

    I work with a lot of (non-gun related) anodized parts at work. I know ano comes in different thicknesses based on class. The stuff I most commonly see at work is CLASS II. I think it penetrates the aluminum approximately .001 and adds thickness of about .0005 (half of .001). IF this is true of a 10/22 receiver, removing the ano coating from inside, you would open up the dimension between the surfaces .001 (.0005 on one receiver wall + .0005 on opposite receiver wall).

    Would the theoretical +.001 slop be a problem between he walls of the receiver? I don't know.

    Please let us know the outcome of your removal of the anodizing.
     
  9. kg4kpg

    kg4kpg New Member

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    Wow, that's nice! I just started polishing the outside of mine. I didn't know they anodized the receivers, I thought they were all painted. I used Aircraft Paint Remover from Auto Zone/Performance Auto and it took the finish right off, inside and out. I wasn't planning to do the inside but that looks so good in thinking it over. I'm hoping I can find a good deal on a stock stainless target barrel for a good deal too and polish it out a little.
    Are you going to try to work it all the way to the corners?
     
  10. thegatman

    thegatman New Member

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    Very nice job. Will improve action.
     
  11. paulruger

    paulruger Active Member

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    Does it operate any better and.........what was the problem?