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Old 11-03-2020, 12:22 PM
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At great risk of sacrilege I ask the following question:

Is there a way to darken the color of the brasslite receiver covers?
I am considering buying a Goldenboy, but would like a little aged or weathered look.

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Old 11-03-2020, 01:08 PM
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Try running your question by Henry.
https://www.henryusa.com/contact-henry-repeating/
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Old 11-03-2020, 01:16 PM
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Try running your question by Henry.
https://www.henryusa.com/contact-henry-repeating/
Thanks! I did.
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Old 11-03-2020, 04:00 PM
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Genuine brass receivers will naturally turn a patina in fairly short order. However I suspect the receiver on yours is plated and lacquered so attempts to artificially age it might do more harm than good.
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Old 11-03-2020, 05:25 PM
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People have done amazing things with the basic finish that comes on the other guns, like the frontier; google it.

The frontiers also have a normal angle on the comb
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Old 11-03-2020, 05:54 PM
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You can order the cover separately and play with the finish. Then if you send it down the road you can put the original back on
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Old 11-04-2020, 08:55 AM
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On uncoated brass or bronze oxpho-blue will add patina.
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I'd love to know if anyone has some experience with this beyond that couple of comments so far.

Normally, I despise artificial patina BUT, living in Arizona; when I take my GB out to the range, I am pretty sure they can see me from the international space station.

It's BLINDING. Which, takes away the shooting enjoyment of one stellarly accurate rifle.

Thank you OP for asking the question and thanks for any further replies and to the replies so far.
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Old 12-30-2021, 02:51 PM
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I'd love to know if anyone has some experience with this beyond that couple of comments so far.

Normally, I despise artificial patina BUT, living in Arizona; when I take my GB out to the range, I am pretty sure they can see me from the international space station.

It's BLINDING. Which, takes away the shooting enjoyment of one stellarly accurate rifle.

Thank you OP for asking the question and thanks for any further replies and to the replies so far.
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Old 12-31-2021, 01:22 PM
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Since you can buy a replacement cover I would remove the protective finish on the one on the rifle and experiment. Using paint remover might just give you that aged look you want. if not, play with either the OB or vinegar or maybe both and see what happens. If you get something that suits you spray it with matte polyurethane varnish to protect it.

Let us know what you do.
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Old 12-31-2021, 06:28 PM
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1275midget,

I believe that "Brasslite" is just a TINTED CLEAR COATING, so, removing it would leave you with a silver-colored cover.

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1275midget,

I believe that "Brasslite" is just a TINTED CLEAR COATING, so, removing it would leave you with a silver-colored cover.

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I had a 44mag Henry. i scratched the receiver and tried to remove it with a microfiber cloth and rubbed through the lacquer.
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Old 01-11-2022, 10:17 PM
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Happy Kaboomer & basmoyer,

Again, the Golden Boy receivers are manufactured in a silver color, perhaps, just polished ZAMAK, then they are sprayed/ powder-coated with a clear coat that is tinted a "brass" color.

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