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Unread 12-29-2009, 08:08 PM
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Toughest metal finish

With all the new coatings available what have you guys found to be the toughest? I have tried duracoat and it doesn't hold up as well as a good matte blue from what I have seen. I am not as concerned about variety of colors as I am durability on both moly and stainless. Thanks for the responses.
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    Are you looking at something the DIY'er can do or commercial?

    Birdsongs finish was supposedly very tough, but he passed and I am not sure if the process was passed on....
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    bump.
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    Unread 12-29-2009, 10:03 PM
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    I would prefer something I can do but would consider paying for something if it was good enough. I don't want to invest $10k to finish 5 guns a year. I end up with mostly bead blasted stainless at this point.
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    CeraKote based solely on what I'd read as of about 2 yrs ago. Perhaps there's something better/badder now.
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    HVOF-Nothing else comes close.
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    HVOF looks interesting. Where can you get this done?
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