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Old March 4, 2000, 09:19 AM   #1
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What is the best way to touch up the black anodizing on aluminum handgun frames (SIG handgun)? Is the Alumi-Black by Birchwood Casey any good? DOes it stand up to cleaning solvents? Thanks in advance for any in information.

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Old March 4, 2000, 11:16 AM   #2
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The Aluminum Black will blacken your aluminum, but it won't look like glossy anodizing. I use it all the time on my AR, and it matches the AR color beautifully. It's not a paint-like finish, so standing up to solvents is no problem.
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Old March 4, 2000, 11:48 PM   #3
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For very minor aluminum touch up, like a scratch, I have had some success with the "perma" type markers, but they don't stand up well to most solvents.

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