DuraCoat

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dakor, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering how it is holding up for people that are using it? I know they say cure time is 2-3 weeks. I have not really played around with it very long and was wondering if it is as durable as they claim? I was also going to try Gun-Kote.
     
  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    I've been impressed so far. I painted a 700ML muzzle loader with duracoat last fall and it seems to be holding up very well. I was extremely pleased to see the paint stuck around the breach plug (action area) even after 25 shots.

    However I didn't have any luck with it sticking to scope covers.

    My advise is to not put it on to thick and make sure it isn't dry spraying. Oh and some of the colors don't look like what is published (Desert Mirage Lizard).

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  3. royinidaho

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    Ahhhhhhh, FINALLY! someone with the nads to paint the scope.

    Nice job.

    Yep, there are is a lot of stuff that won't stick to plastic. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif Maybe if you roughed it a bit then primered???
     
  4. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    The plastic held paint OK but the rubber didn't hold anything /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif I think it was the stretch upon assembly /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. pinshootr

    pinshootr Well-Known Member

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    If I propped my rifle on my wifes candles like that I'd be sleeping out with the dogs LOL /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    what sort of air source did you use? I have been thinking about ordering a kit. I have a compressor with plenty of volume just not sure how touchy the airbrush setups are. Thanks
     
  7. royinidaho

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    No problems there. Just regulate the pressure to 20 to 40 or so psi as recommended by the brush nozzle. The larger the tanne the better. I use a Bostitch 6 gal, 4.7 CFM @ 40 PSI. Other than scaring the the hell out of ya when it lights off, it works well.
     
  8. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    If I propped my rifle on my wifes candles like that I'd be sleeping out with the dogs LOL

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    She works nights, don't tell. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    I wouldn't mind sleeping with our spoiled rotten dog.

    I'm sure any old airbrush would do as far as compressors go I'm using a small pancake style. Your probably further ahead buying a cheap airbrush if you already have a compressor. Those cans of air don't really appeal to me.
     
  9. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rig!!! Thanks for the info I guess I will keep coating the collection. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif