Dura-Coat

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by JOSE LUIS LEON, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. JOSE LUIS LEON

    JOSE LUIS LEON Active Member

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    resists the Dura-Coat?
     
  2. Black Tail Hunter

    Black Tail Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Not sure exactly what you are asking here, can you be more specific?
     

  3. JOSE LUIS LEON

    JOSE LUIS LEON Active Member

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    ? if it really is tough? I know it's not like pavon but worth lena or better blacknitrite?
     
  4. Black Tail Hunter

    Black Tail Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I have only used the bake on spray can type. It is reasonably tough but still just paint, it will chip or scratch if you are not careful.
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The trick to using any bake on finish is to do a heavy sand blast and spray the first coat as light as you can (Just Dust it and don't try to coat it in one application.

    After it has dried at least 30 min go back and dust it again just enough to get the holidays.

    (Thin is better and is more chip resistant).

    Good luck

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. Black Tail Hunter

    Black Tail Hunter Well-Known Member

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    So do you mean just let it flash over and not bake? or dust, bake then recoat and bake again?
     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Place two or three very light coats on a well sand blasted surface allow 30 min between coats and
    let dry for thirty or more minutes then follow the baking instructions (Time and Temp)

    The thin coating self levels and makes a good finish.

    Thick coatings can run during baking and are more likely to chip. They also fill serial numbers and proof marks
    making the job look poor. (When finished the prof marks and any lettering/engravingshould look crisp and clean).

    J E CUSTOM
     
  8. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    DuraCoat pales in comparison to Cerakote. The prep and cost to apply it is about the same so why not use the best? Otherwise Krylon Fusion Paint is pretty good.


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