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Removing baked on finish aluminum


#1

Hello: I’m looking for a jewelers acid that will remove a baked on
finish from aluminum. I think it’s either paint or bluing, nothing
that I’ve tried from a hardware will remove it. I’m trying to polish a
backstrap ( grip frame ) on a old gun. Would be grateful for any
advise.
Many Thanks. Billy.


#2

That’s probably annodized, it won’t dissolve. Sand it off with fine
sandpaper.


#3

Are you sure it is not annodized? If it is, nothing short of
grinding will get it off that I know of.


#4

Hi, there are several diferent finishes that could be on a pistol.
Your best bet would be to go to a gunsmith and have them do it. You
will need them to refinish the parts anyway. Just a note but don’t
buff with Zam, the finishes don’t work well if you polish with it.

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