Durakoat vs Cerakoat

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Greywolf18, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what the difference is between the 2 of these? What would you recommmend while doing a hunting rifle build?

    Brian
     
  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I’m having a rifle done and chose to go with Cerakote. I don’t know what the technical difference is between the two but from everything I’ve read and heard Cerakote is probably a little tougher. Another thing I liked about Nic Industries is they will send you samples on little metal plates so you can make a more precise choice as to color.
     

  3. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

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    I read up on it quite a bit and the Durakoat seems to have great reviews if you are looking for a DIY project. The Cerakot seems to be better more durable but requires you to send it out and have it profesionaly done.
     
  4. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    duracoat

    If it gets scratched just do it over again yourself no need to send it out
     
  5. Greywolf18

    Greywolf18 Well-Known Member

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    I will be having a smith do it when I do my rifle build so I am not worried about ease of application. There really isn't too much difference in price between the two so just looking right now.
     
  6. backwoods hunter

    backwoods hunter Well-Known Member

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    Have you checked this out Robar NP3 Firearm finish. I have been thinking of getting it done.



    Robar NP3 Firearm finish
     
  7. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    Durakoat is an epoxy.

    Cerakote is a ceramic.
     
  8. Mac11700

    Mac11700 Active Member

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    Cerakote is very durable.I have 1 single shot done in it and it is practically impervious to scratches and other things that would ruin a normal blued finish.

    Wayne York of Oregunsmithing..did mine for me a couple years ago.
    Oregunsmithing LLC
    (541) 278-4177

    Mac
     
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