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    Thread: repairing scratches on anodized metal?

    1. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      10-09-2012 09:07 PM #1
      Looking to fix this up:

      how would I remove the scratches and get it black again?

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      10-09-2012 09:09 PM #2
      sandpaper and black spray paint. can't re-anodize it without stripping all the leather off.

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      10-09-2012 09:20 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Pf3il View Post
      sandpaper and black spray paint. can't re-anodize it without stripping all the leather off.
      that's what I thought...
      bummer

      what about gun blue?

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      10-09-2012 09:34 PM #4
      guns are steel. that's aluminum.

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      10-09-2012 09:51 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Pf3il View Post
      guns are steel. that's aluminum.
      yep... bugger. spray paint it is then...

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      10-10-2012 08:43 AM #6
      maybe someone on the morning shift will have a better idea though!

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      10-10-2012 08:51 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Pf3il View Post
      maybe someone on the morning shift will have a better idea though!
      black sharpie

      just get that out of the way right now.

    8. 10-10-2012 09:18 AM #8
      I used to work for ALCOA selling anodized architectural aluminum. Are you sure those are scratches and not deposits? Toothpaste can remove deposits but there is really no way to remove a scratch without making a bigger mess than what you had. You could paint it, as suggested, but you'll need paint that is formulated to adhere to an anodized surface. You might try a local glass shop to see if they'll sell you a pint of black anodize touch up.
      Quote Originally Posted by xtravbx View Post
      No one was talking about crub sensors, whatever those are.

      And also, what are "fents, burshes, and briks." ?

      We must not have those in Florida.

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