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Yes.Oh awesome! Does that work with the guns themselves too? (Solid Denixes)
This was in regard to using aluminum black...my iPod deleted my auto quote...
if you do use AB on you aluminum machined parts, you need to disrupt the surface first. Although the parts are not going to be highly polished, most machinist get the surface to a nice smooth finish. The AB tends to repel from it. So you need you do some light abrasions to the surface with a fine steel wool or high grit wet automotive sandpaper. If you prep the surface well, the AB may make the surface go black immediately, if not keep following the directions and reapply till you get the level of darkness you want. Don't over apply in one try in an attempt to make it black as it can just creat a shell which can chip away rather than darkening the surface. If you are going for a light weathering like on the outside of the muzzle, simply steel wool the black until it leaves the desired look.
Here are some examples of my use of AB on metal tags, muzzles, knobs,emitters. The Return of the Jedi Saber is completely done with AB.
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