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Old April 19th, 2011, 15:51   #22
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Originally Posted by Iskaryot View Post
Edit: There are aluminum conversion kits for KSC CZ75, they should fit fine right? And aluminum won't oxidize either?
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Originally Posted by ILLusion View Post
Die cast zinc-aluminum is NOT the same thing as aircraft grade billet aluminum... which also is NOT the same thing as aluminum siding on a house. Each will react differently to different processes.
Originally Posted by ILLusion View Post
Die cast zinc-aluminum will also suffer from oxidation, particularly if it has a higher zinc content, it will pick up a dull/dark grey oxidation that looks really ugly. Be prepared to re-do the polishing every couple of months to take off the oxidized layer if you decide to do this to most airsoft barrels, as the majority of production grade barrels (such as what KWA offers) are made from pot metal. Even Tokyo Marui's metal parts are highly susceptible to oxidation, as anyone who decided not to heed similar advice will eventually tell you. You could seal it with acrylic to protect it from the elements, but it will eventually wear down due to contact with the slide and its basic mechanical function. The required upkeep isn't worth the cosmetic benefit, in my opinion, as well as the devaluing of the gun/component.
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