Please Remember this.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by kc, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    970
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    It gets hot out shooting in the summer and we sweat and boy do we sweat when it gets hot out. Some may drop on your rifle,
    If you leave it and don't wipe it off real good with an oily cloth it will rust in the area,
    So please remember to keep an eye out, and keep your rifles clean and free from rust.
     
  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,193
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Good information, sounds like you are speaking from experience.
     

  3. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    970
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Sorry to say but you are right....
     
  4. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    681
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Duracoat, Ceracoat all but illuminates this problem. gun)
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Was thinking the same thing.

    Many years ago I just went to buying nothing but stainless and synthetic guns for just that reason. Of course you lose any ability to camouflage them in doing so unless you want to get out a can of Krylon.

    The new ceramic/polymer coatings give you the best of all possible scenarios.
     
  6. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    681
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Could not agree more. I like the ceramic for coating the action but I think the polymer (duracoat) Resist chipping more. I also find that letting it set at least a week before use provides a longer lasting finish.
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    I've done an ENORMOUS amount of reading on Cerakote lately, some of it on sights where ther guru's who do it for a living were comparing notes.

    To a man they all agreed that even on bolts Cerakote was beating out Durakote (most of these guys do/did both) for wear durability.

    The secret seems to be in letting it fully cure for a month before putting the bolt back in and working/firing etc.

    I'm having a couple done right now. I'll report back.

    As few people as there are doing it in our area I'm giving serious consideration to learning to do it myself just as a hobby.
     
  8. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    681
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Me too. How about the baked on coating? From what I have read the baked on coating for both are superior to the spray and pray.
     
  9. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Cerakote is baked on. Diamond Kote is supposed to be the toughest of all but it's enormously expensive and you can't get it in flat tones.
     
  10. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    162
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    OK. Will do.
     
  11. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,537
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Per Google search as far as I know Diamond Kote is car wax. Not suitable for firearms finishes.

    Cerakote H series coating are fully cured after 2 hours in the oven and gets no better with time. When you get your parts have at it. No need to wait. Air cure system does get better with time. It stands up really well on rifle bolts and anywhere else on gun you want it protected. One thing to know is it can't be any stronger than it's foundation or the metal under it. You put it over tool steel it is really something. You put it over plastic and it isn't much better than the original surface. Surface prep is also crucial to it's durability. It must have the proper prep to get the maximum durability out of it.

    As far as a firearms protection it has no peer. It is many times more durable and salt spray/UV resistant than second place. I have been to the factory and first hand witnessed the durability and quality tests that are run on every single batch of every color that gets shipped. NIC regularly tests the competition and so far there is none. Not even close. If you find a product that compares you most likely have a sample of Cerakote that has been repackaged. Cerakote truly is a professional product.

    I have applied it to applications I thought would blow it off in a day but years later it is still intact. I have a couple tools in my shop that are coated to show durability. Even the teeth of these Vise Grips is unblemished. I let people clash these tools together and rub and scrape abusively and the H-146 black is still there. No one would ever do this purposely to a firearm.
     

    Attached Files:

    • 117.jpg
      117.jpg
      File size:
      151.7 KB
      Views:
      0