Maybe look into getting it Cerakoted? It seems to be pretty durable, much more so than paint for example.
Keep in mind with heavy use even the best anodizing is going to show wear eventually. Fortunately aluminum is stable even without any coating, as it forms its own aluminum oxide which protects the metal.
I use the budget method, I use a Sharpie of the same or similar colour, black is easiest to “repair” this way the small chips and nicks literally disappear.
You notice the damage more because you know it’s there, others will not notice a disguised repair easily.
I usef Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black on the bell of a riflescope, and it did just fine. It didn’t quite match the black finish after 2 applications, but close enough so that only I notice it.Good stuff!
i agree with you on both counts, i bought an extra convoy m1 as a shelf queen… and 80cri emitter host which i won’t use very often because i usually go for max lumens, but i want to see if there is a difference
Hey guys, been lurking around here for a few weeks and I thought I might as well join! This will actually be the first forum I’ve ever joined in my entire history of internet use so you guys must be a decent bunch! Anyway an alternative to replacing the anodising is to strip it off to a glorious silver finish by removing all the parts and submerging the aluminium in lye (sodium hydroxide) which can be purchased in most hardware stores. This will remove the anodisation and then slowly the aluminium underneath so don’t leave it in for too long! Also do this outside because the fumes are nasty!