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by voip-1
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

Re: laser engraving touch up gone wrong

So this is what I got done... the consensus is re-do?

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by voip-1
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

Re: laser engraving touch up gone wrong

From comments I have read at a variety of websites, while laser etch almost never strictly satisfies the .003 depth requirement, no one has ever gotten burned for it. I found threads from at least a couple of people who had ATF look at the laser engraving and said it was fine. I could not find a tra...
by voip-1
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

Re: laser engraving touch up gone wrong

The other concern with dabbing paint on is that the laser "engraving" is not very deep. The paint has the potential to obliterate it.
by voip-1
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

Re: laser engraving touch up gone wrong

If the lower is black then just grab a can of black spray paint. Spray a Q-tip then dab it onto the area to be darkened. I have done this dozens of times and it is cheap and works better than anything else. Haha you are wayyyy braver than me dude! :shock: The lower is a $235 Mega billet job. I woul...
by voip-1
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

Re: laser engraving touch up gone wrong

RMcDonald wrote:Aluminum blackeners only work on exposed bare aluminum, what you're seeing is the anodizing blocking the alumablack.
Does the laser engraving not go deep enough to expose "bare" aluminum?
by voip-1
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

Re: laser engraving touch up gone wrong

Ok. Thanks guys. I might pick up the aluma-Hyde.
by voip-1
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

Re: laser engraving touch up gone wrong

Mr. Clean to the rescue.

I was able to remove the offending material with a Mr Clean eraser pad. Didn't harm the finish at all but the casey junk is gone.

Now I will need to find the proper product for blackening the aluminum.
by voip-1
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: laser engraving touch up gone wrong
Replies: 56
Views: 6518

laser engraving touch up gone wrong

So today I had my lower laser engraved by a local shop in Denver. They have laser etched AR-15 lowers for SBR and other purposes before, so I figured that whatever they are doing meets ATF requirements. After getting the engraving done there is some question on if it is truly deep enough to meet the...
by voip-1
Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Main Discussion Area
Topic: help me finish my AAC 9" upper build (plz)
Replies: 16
Views: 1306

Re: help me finish my AAC 9" upper build (plz)

OK, so we are making progress. This rifle is pretty much done and I have submitted paperwork to ATF. I made some changes. Biggest change is that I ended up ordering a second billet lower (Mega) ... I figure since I'm going through the cost and hassle of having this thing registered as an SBR and eng...
by voip-1
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: NFA Topics
Topic: Do I need my trust set up first?
Replies: 19
Views: 1050

Re: Do I need my trust set up first?

Don't you guys have wives? Instead of adding your child can't you just put your wife's name in there? Then later add your child? That's a legitimate point. My wife is listed as a trustee, and the attorney who drew up my trust also provided a form to appoint new co-trustees but my understanding is t...