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Just picked up a lower from Addax. Bought the lower 10 days ago for $100 due to the previous owner mistakes on duracoating his lower. My biggest fear was after stripping the duracoat the anodizing may have been damaged underneath. Over all it was not bad and was able to strip 99.9% of the coating off. The whole process was completed in a few hours. Tools & Materials needed: Jasco Paint and epoxy remover - $10 Paint brush - $1 Otis Nylon & Blue Nylon brushes* - $5 *Do not use bronze brushes it will take the anodizing off. Don't ask Metal pan** - $Free -check your garage **don't use plastic. it will melt Lower was painted with Duracoat. Cant really tell from the pics but the previous owner laid heavy coats and had some runs on both sides. Also he failed to tap/block the holes and internals. That made it hard to get the upper to fit with the lower and close the take down pins. Tools 1st coat of Jasco stripper. 5 - 10 minutes later. As you can see the coating is starting to come off. After 1 hour I returned to check on the lower. Used the nylon brush and some hot water to remove the coating. Majority of the coating was taken off on the 1st coat of Jasco. Make sure to have the lower completely dry before applying the 2nd coat. Water will dilute the potency of the chemicals. Now 2nd coat of Jasco stripper was applied and let sit for an hour. Used the nylon brushes and hot water to clean the remaining coating off. There were some spots the Jasco stripper missed and used the nylon brush and some left over Jasco to spot clean. After drying off the lower will have some residue on it as pictured below. To get rid of the residue I used goof off first. Followed with some brake cleaner to degrease it. Then took a rag and oil to complete the cleaning. There is very little duracoat left and what can be seen now will be covered once the lower is built and will not affect function. Below is the final product and no damage to the anodizing or to M&P logo.