View Full Version : Matte finish on stainless?

October 1, 2000, 01:05 AM
Hello everyone. This is my first post on this great forum. I've been "lurking" around here for a couple of days and finally decided to join in. Looks like a lot of pros here. I'll have alot of questions in my following visits here, and I'll try to help contribute any advice I can.

My first question is this:

I have a Savage rifle chambered in .308 Win. It has a heavy, fluted stainless steel target barrel. I recently installed a camo stock and the shiny stainless barrel and bolt handle kind of defeats the whole purpose.
Is there any kind of treatment I can put on myself to give it a dull, matte finish, or is this something I need to have done professionally? Thanks.

[This message has been edited by pocat (edited October 01, 2000).]

George Stringer
October 1, 2000, 07:18 AM
Pocat, you can have it bead blasted. That will soften the glare. You could also have it tefloned but that is a matte black finish. George

October 1, 2000, 09:35 AM
Contact Rocky Mountain Arms for a 'green/black/grey' camo style finish. They used to do this for about $25 more than the standard matte black finish. They are located in Longmont, Colorado. Go to www.bearcoat.com. (http://www.bearcoat.com.) Hope that helps.

October 1, 2000, 07:37 PM
Another good option that many shooters overlook is the enamel paint that is used for painting steel chimney pipe. It's dusty, flat black, and it withstands a ton of heat and abuse.

The Alcove (http://www.alcovetech.com/)

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October 2, 2000, 03:03 AM
Enamel steel chimney paint.

Right up the alley of a do-it-yourselfer!