» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Gunsmithing Forums > Gunsmithing
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-05-2011, 07:14 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4
Refinishing aluminum receiver on mod. 60?


Registered Users do not see the above ad.


I recently inherited a marlin model 60 in terrible shape. Badly worn stock and quite a bit of rust. I think I can handle reblueing the barrel and refinishing the wood, but what is the best way to refinish the aluminum receiver? Just paint it? If so, what kind of paint? Thanks for any advice.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-05-2011, 09:01 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SC
Posts: 3,015
Some form of paint is definitely the easiest way to go. I have had excellent results with plain ol' Rustoleum flat black spray enamel; others will point you to more expensive (but arguably more durable) products like DuraCoat and other epoxy-based paints. Either way, thoroughly degrease before painting, apply multiple thin coats, bake in a low-heat (250-300) oven for an hour or so, then let it "set" for about a week before putting everything back together. Done this way, even the plain enamel looks good and lasts a long, long time.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-05-2011, 09:05 AM
The Troll Whisperer (Moderator)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 19,712
Check out www.brownells.com for components to refrubish the aluminum receiver. They will have several products to offer.
__________________
NRA Benefactor Member
NRA Certified Police Firearms Instructor
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
NAHC Life Member

"Firearms only have two enemies - rust and politicans" author unknown
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Green Mountains of Vermont
Posts: 612
Brownell's Gun Kote !
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-15-2011, 08:51 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 4
Thx guys for the responses. Once I had sanded the old paint off the receiver, I kinda liked the sorta brushed steel look it gave to the aluminum. Ordered something called protectaclear. Clear finish that is supposed to keep metals from tarnishing. Re blued the barrel. Gonna leave receiver, trigger assembly and front sight all silver. Best part is refinishing the stock reveled an absolutely beautiful piece of wood. Birch I think, lots of character. Refinishing it with just a couple coats of tung oil.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 59
Works well!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smallmouth1 View Post
Thx guys for the responses. Once I had sanded the old paint off the receiver, I kinda liked the sorta brushed steel look it gave to the aluminum. Ordered something called protectaclear. Clear finish that is supposed to keep metals from tarnishing. Re blued the barrel. Gonna leave receiver, trigger assembly and front sight all silver. Best part is refinishing the stock reveled an absolutely beautiful piece of wood. Birch I think, lots of character. Refinishing it with just a couple coats of tung oil.
I have a Sears, Roebuck, and Co. 3T (Win. 190 made for Sears) that was in pitiful shape. I picked it up a the LGS for $40. Shoots perfectly! So I took it all apart, sanded all of it, refinished the stocks, and reblued the barrel. I left the receiver bare. I'll clear-coat it with something in the next few days. I'm working on a Colteer now that someone painted the stocks some awful reddish color. Also, the barrel and tubular mag were painted with black paint. Looks like they used a corncob to apply the paint. I have it stripped apart, the stocks partly refinished, and the barrel sanded and steelwooled to a bright shiny finish. After I finish sanding the receiver and mag-tube, I'm going to blue all except the receiver. I will leave the receiver bare and clear-coat it. It's also aluminum. I think they look great with the aluminum looking like brushed steel. I also have an old Rem. 12A pump .22 that I'm going to refinish. Supposedly, when a gun is refinished, it is not worth as much as original. When they look as bad as these, they're not worth much anyway; and, I DON'T plan to get rid of 'em!!

When you get yours finished, post some pics.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-23-2012, 06:34 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: North of Dallas
Posts: 74
I have refinished a number of Marlin 60's and Glenfield's receivers and I have found that you can buy a can of spray paint for an automotive "ENGINE" in satin black and after spraying, follow the instructions for "Cooking" the paint in your oven. The finish is always excellent, looks just like the factory finish, and last.
__________________
The operator of this vehicle never carries more than $25 - - worth of .45 ACP at any time.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-13-2012, 05:40 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 59
Just a quick note. I haven't enough posts to be allowed to post photos yet. I decided to go ahead and paint the receiver of the Colteer. I'll try to post a couple of pics when I can.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old Remmington pump shotgun. toxx Shotguns, Shotgunning, and Shotshell Reloading 7 11-20-2013 01:46 PM
Recommended receiver sights for Marlin Mod 30. Brad4 Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General) 7 11-24-2009 05:41 AM
Mdl 71 Scope Base: Requires No Irreversible Mod To The Rifle Tebsinar Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General) 1 11-13-2009 08:07 AM
.45 Auto Blazer Aluminum Cases Safeshot Handloading Procedures/Practices 13 06-08-2009 10:04 PM
Need 1967 Whinchester rifle information lpguy Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General) 2 07-15-2005 05:00 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:35 AM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
View Privacy Policy | Contact Webmaster | Legal Information
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2