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This is a discussion on Bassett Mount Color within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Originally Posted by conditionone If you commit to the rattle can just rough it up a bit with sandpaper and go to town. Clean it, ...


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Old March 17th, 2017, 07:46 AM   #16
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If you commit to the rattle can just rough it up a bit with sandpaper and go to town. Clean it, scuff it and clean again. Then paint. I like it when people personalize things.
Agreed. Stick with a 600 or 800 grit. Don't paint any contact point where the mount touches the receiver. Cut some painters tape about .01 or .02 (as an example) larger than the diameter of the bolt to cover the contact area of the bolt. I used a compass to do this- just keep turning the compass with a sharp point until it cuts through the tape. This will give a clean circle.

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Old March 17th, 2017, 11:01 AM   #17
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The camo is indeed a great idea. My only hesitation is that I may want to use the scope with my walnut or birch stock and then it'd look funny camo'ed. Black would go with everything. I could just go with iron sights if I want to show off the wood.


Good tips on the sandpaper. I will definitely do that either route I go.

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Old March 17th, 2017, 12:42 PM   #18
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Don't do anything to it!
It is the special Prince commemorative mount.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:28 PM   #20
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Since you're thinking of painting this, you'll need to clean it well with Acetone prior to painting
Also, you should look into an Automotive Engine Flat Black, not just Rust-Oleum
Look at Dupli-Color brand

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Old March 18th, 2017, 08:11 PM   #21
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I'd pay the $25. After what you paid for the rifle and optics do you really want to take the paint (cheap)route. It's like shooting the absolute cheapest ammo you can find. My opinion.

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Before you do anything, take a look at this web site.

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I think that shade is kind of cool.
Have a AR15 A1 upper and the color looks just like that.

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Old March 19th, 2017, 05:57 AM   #24
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They changed manufacturers? I thought they were the manufacturer.

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Anodizing is a electrolic process in which the outer layer of aluminum is hardened, kind of like case-hardening steel.

Anodizing itself is clear or yellowish. Dies are infused during the process to give it color. Timing determines shade, no two batches come out alike. Many times black will look purplish.

Parts manufacturers usually do not do their own anodizing. They farm out their finished products to companies that only do anodizing, usually in bulk.

Do not "scuff up" the anodizing with sandpaper. You will be removing the hardened layer of aluminum. Just use primer/paint or baking enamel.

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I would paint it black using a high temp ceramic based auto engine paint (from the auto parts store). These paints are impervious to oils and solvents. Just go to the auto parts store - Duplicolor brand

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If I was going to paint it I would try to match the Camo , if not that I would take it to a powder coat finish. Powder can be had in flat, semi, and gloss black. In my shop we have Gloss black however when it is cooled it is not the real high gloss like you would find on a motorcycle frame or high end product, but a fairly nice sheen.

I am new to posting here but on the forum for quite a while. If you do want to try powder coat give me a shout and we can work it out. If you do not want to try it with me, ( I realize I am really new and not an old hand here) I would give some local powder coating a try. Ask to see samples of their work in various degrees of gloss finish.

If you do go with any paint use a decent primer under the paint to help adhesion


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