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Duracoat ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pfofml, May 4, 2013.

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  1. pfofml

    pfofml Member

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    I have plans to fix up an old gun using Duracoat. Please give me feed back, good bad or indifferent, of your experience regarding this product. Thank you.
    Peter Falk
     
  2. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    You can do Duracoat yourself with an airbrush or HVLP gun.

    Ceracoat AFIK has to be sent to someone.

    Big difference in cost, but admittedly Cerakote is better.

    HM
     
  4. buster45

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    I have 2 K80s that were Cerakoted 3 years ago and still look like new.

    Buster
     
  5. 1100 REMINGTON MAN

    1100 REMINGTON MAN Active Member

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    Cerakote is a great product I put it on a hunting rifle for weather protection & it has been flawless. Still looks like it was put on yesterday.
     
  6. Tydaws

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    I have done an 870, a contender pistol and my favorite Rem 700 223 with duracoat. I believe it is a great product when applied correctly. As with most any finish, cleanliness is incredibly important. I would also recommend blasting the surface with aluminum oxide prior to coating. If you have any questions I would be happy to help all I can. Just PM me.
     
  7. jm9x23

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    Cerakote is much better. The Duracoat is too soft and wears out quickly. Both are applied pretty much the same and are baked in an oven I believe the blasting should be done a 220 grit Aluminum Oxide.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    You can buy the Cerakote from Brownell's. If you want it to look closest to a deep blue job pick Solcom Blue.
     
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