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Old 03-23-2013, 10:52 PM
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Can anyone reccomend a finishing company in either Sacramento or Woodland that can typeII anodize a completed 80% raw lower?

I also need to have the engraving completed. Someone told me about a place up in Roseville, but somewhere closer to North Sac/ Woodland would be nice. Any ideas?
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Old 03-25-2013, 6:29 PM
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how about West Sacramento?
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Engraving in nevada? I called that phone number and the lady who answer my call said that the engraving is in Nevada.

So back to the same question. is there any place in sacramento that can do engraving for my lower? thnx
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The Dr's got it right! I get all my anodizing done here for all sorts of parts. It's a lot cheaper to have a whole batch done at one time compare to a 1 off part.
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Old 04-05-2013, 3:41 PM
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The Dr's got it right! I get all my anodizing done here for all sorts of parts. It's a lot cheaper to have a whole batch done at one time compare to a 1 off part.
Whattttttttt???? More deatails please. I dont understand.

So they send your items in nevada for engraving?
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really dumb question, but if you anodize an 80% wouldn't the bare metal show when you go to drill out the trigger area?

Shouldn't you anodize after making it 100%? I recall something to do with the company requiring FFL or something to anodize a firearm, but not sure.

You 80% guys just deal with the bare metal after drilling?
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Old 04-06-2013, 9:33 AM
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really dumb question, but if you anodize an 80% wouldn't the bare metal show when you go to drill out the trigger area?

Shouldn't you anodize after making it 100%? I recall something to do with the company requiring FFL or something to anodize a firearm, but not sure.

You 80% guys just deal with the bare metal after drilling?
That is correct. But those bare metal you drill are inside and will cover when you install all the parts and upper. Your other option is cerakote or durakote it after drilling.
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really dumb question, but if you anodize an 80% wouldn't the bare metal show when you go to drill out the trigger area?

Shouldn't you anodize after making it 100%? I recall something to do with the company requiring FFL or something to anodize a firearm, but not sure.

You 80% guys just deal with the bare metal after drilling?
That's what the OP said. Finished 80% lower and now wanting to anodize. I would engrave first, mill second, anodize third.
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That's what the OP said. Finished 80% lower and now wanting to anodize. I would engrave first, mill second, anodize third.
That's what I did!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:38 AM
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There is a place but it is up in Placerville. I'm drawing a blank on the name, but it has been mentioned in many of the other anodizing threads as there a guy up that way that helps with 80% builds.
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So if you buy a raw 80% lower and do the milling. How much prep needs to be done before it can be anodized? I see 80% lowers for sale that still have the machine marks still on them.
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if you anyone is looking for engraving Vader Tactical is great you can find him on here.

Milling in Sacramento, see Dr. Death you can find him here as well

Anodizing call Scott at Metal Finishing group on Power Inn at 442-1063

I have completed mine with these guys all of them are fast to respond and get your work done.

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I'd like to give Dr. Death a big thank you! If there's anyone out there that needs some help with an 80% build, give him a shout. I now have a completed, anodized lower reciever assembly. I never did get the engraving done, but maybe the next time around. I'm going to go back and talk to Dr. Death about my AR10 build...

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thanks again.
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Old 05-28-2013, 9:23 AM
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If you need any help with engraving or anodizing in Sacramento you should contact Dr. Death.
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If you need any help with engraving or anodizing in Sacramento you should contact Dr. Death.
I met with him yesterday, he said to check out Aluminum Coating in Sac., but I was wondering how your experience went with the phone number he provided you?
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Did a quick search, Aluminum Coating is the same company as the one who's number is listed above.
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Ahh ok thanks
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Just called. $145 for Hard Black Anodizing and Bead Blasting. Is this the route I should take?
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Old 05-28-2013, 5:13 PM
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I met with him yesterday, he said to check out Aluminum Coating in Sac., but I was wondering how your experience went with the phone number he provided you?
I actually never contacted them. I dealt with Dr. Death directly through pm here..
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I actually never contacted them. I dealt with Dr. Death directly through pm here..
He said he doesn't anodize hmm
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Just called. $145 for Hard Black Anodizing and Bead Blasting. Is this the route I should take?
$145 for how many?
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Seems like a drive to San Jose would save you some money. Arnold's charges $60 each and you can wait while they anodize them.
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Seems like a drive to San Jose would save you some money. Arnold's charges $60 each and you can wait while they anodize them.
bead blasted though?
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Arnolds does bead blasting for that price.
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Her's a link for Arnolds in San Jose.

http://www.arnoldmetalfinishing.com/anodizing.html
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$145 for how many?
The 145$ is a minimum batch charge for the type III mil spec hard anodization. Ive used them before and they do fantastic work.All the prices include the bead blasting as thats a required step for a good finish. I believe he said each batch would do up to 5 lowers. So if you round up a few lowers you can split the 145$
They also do the type II for 90$ a piece if you cant find anyone else to go in with you and want to save some money.
If anyone wants to go in on a type III batch late next week to split the cost pm me.
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really dumb question, but if you anodize an 80% wouldn't the bare metal show when you go to drill out the trigger area?

Shouldn't you anodize after making it 100%? I recall something to do with the company requiring FFL or something to anodize a firearm, but not sure.

You 80% guys just deal with the bare metal after drilling?
The only dumb question is the one thats never asked.
You are correct. Now you have a lower with a bunch ofexposed,raw aluminum. Many will argue whether or not it matters but I personally believe in doing it "right the first time". Some say "egging" of the fcg reciever holes can be an issue without anodizing them but ive yet to see someone with any proof of that actually occuring.
80% raw lower-->engraving-->milling--> hard anodization. Youre good to go, everything is protected and and surface hardened from the ano.
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The 145$ is a minimum batch charge for the type III mil spec hard anodization. Ive used them before and they do fantastic work.All the prices include the bead blasting as thats a required step for a good finish. I believe he said each batch would do up to 5 lowers. So if you round up a few lowers you can split the 145$
They also do the type II for 90$ a piece if you cant find anyone else to go in with you and want to save some money.
If anyone wants to go in on a type III batch late next week to split the cost pm me.
Is this for the number provided above?
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The 145$ is a minimum batch charge for the type III mil spec hard anodization. Ive used them before and they do fantastic work.All the prices include the bead blasting as thats a required step for a good finish. I believe he said each batch would do up to 5 lowers. So if you round up a few lowers you can split the 145$
They also do the type II for 90$ a piece if you cant find anyone else to go in with you and want to save some money.
If anyone wants to go in on a type III batch late next week to split the cost pm me.
How many will they do in a batch? I have three that need to be done. I would be willing to share a batch to bring down the cost.
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How many will they do in a batch? I have three that need to be done. I would be willing to share a batch to bring down the cost.
I'm in for it
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How many will they do in a batch? I have three that need to be done. I would be willing to share a batch to bring down the cost.
I believe he said 5 he and I were speaking about splitting the costs PM the both of us so we can keep costs low
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Ok cool thanks
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I have two possibly three that I need to get Anodized. Let me know if I can get in on a group who need a couple more..
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