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Re: Toughest metal finish

We use it in the military aerospace industry. Am getting the information from our suppliers right now. Will post more information when the due diligence is completed but there are many sources.
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    Boss Hoss, Thanks, I am interested in your information.


    Lazylabs....

    Melonite is another commercial finish to consider.

    As far as DIY

    There was a thread that was done by the fellow who does the 338 Edge rifles on coatings and his methods.

    Worth reading over if you continue to go the route of doing them yourself.
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

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    HVOF looks interesting. Where can you get this done?
    Boss Hoss piqued my interest so I searched using Google any number of different ways but I couldn't find anyone advertising to coat firearms with HVOF yet. Maybe it's a work in progress...
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    I've got Birdsong's Black T on 2 and it is pretty awesome stuff. It penetrates the pores so even on spots where it starts to wear like around the muzzle, it is still completely rust proof. Never put oil on them and since it is self lubricating, they are very slick. Currently wait times are about 8 weeks and I am waiting on my 3rd rifle to come back from them. My smith sends them in after the metal work is done and includes the cost in his price. Thinking it is around $275 per rifle, but that includes every part of the gun getting coated. They also have a green version which I have to get someday. Good luck.
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    I've got Birdsong's Black T on 2 and it is pretty awesome stuff. It penetrates the pores so even on spots where it starts to wear like around the muzzle, it is still completely rust proof. Never put oil on them and since it is self lubricating, they are very slick. Currently wait times are about 8 weeks and I am waiting on my 3rd rifle to come back from them. My smith sends them in after the metal work is done and includes the cost in his price. Thinking it is around $275 per rifle, but that includes every part of the gun getting coated. They also have a green version which I have to get someday. Good luck.
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    Re: Toughest metal finish

    as for DIY, i researched 3 different finishes before coming to a conclusion and getting started. $30 worth of Cerakote did the trick for me...and it only takes a few hours on a boring saturday.

    Duracoat
    KG Gun Coat
    Cerakote

    Cerakote is in a league of its own compared to the other two... and it is fairly easy to apply once prepwork is done.

    I did my whole set up with just one color to start, but still have a camo pattern in mind for later.
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    If you would like, you could send me the projects to be Cerakoted. Great stuff, great color options, great results..

    And, I have the correct License to do this.

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