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Powder Coating

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by C Prince, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. C Prince

    C Prince TS Member

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    What would be the drawback of powder coating a receiver? Any thoughts or concerns?

    Chad
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Powdercoat doesn't hold well on sharp edges. Anodizing would be MUCH better on an aluminum receiver, teflon coating on steel like GunDr does...
     
  3. BufferBob

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    I have powered coated several and all have worked out very nice. I am shooting both a 870 and Ljutic that I had powered coated several years ago and they have held up great
     
  4. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    I'm having a set of Perazzi O/U barrels CeraKoted. It is a very special coating that was invented just for military small arms. It is many, many times more abrasion and impact resistant than any of the other gun coatings, according to tests made by the company. The company is NIC and you can google it. There site is easy to navigate.

    The drawback is that this sprayed on coating is never much glossier than a satin finish. That's exactly what I wanted so it works for me. They have many colors to choose from.
     
  5. Doubles/Bob

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    Hello, Foghorn 220 had his Skunk Grade model 12 Powder coated if I remember correctly.
    Have not heard from you for awhile foggy, weigh in please.

    Regards from Alaska
    Bob
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Hell, I think the skunk grade was Kryloned wasn't it Foggy?
     
  7. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I'd opt for CERAKOTE. Had it done by Glenrock Blue on my vermint rifel - beautiful stuff and tought.

    H-S Precision does quite a few of their rifles this way.

    The main website for it is: www.nicindustries.com. They have a ton of colors available too.
     
  8. sliverbulletexpress

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    Powdercoating is too thick for fitted parts inside the gun or anywhere with close tolerances. The main attraction is you can have any color scheme you could imagine and it is fairly tough especially the high heat stuff.
     
  9. Shell Shucker

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    Powder coating is ok so long as REMINGTON didn't do it! My 870
    Tactical Dessert Recon started flaking the coating from the reciever and
    barrel within the first 50 shots and 2 field strippings. This is due to
    poor cleaning of the metal after they glass beaded it as well as uneven
    application of the powder before heating it. I can blow the remaining coating
    off with my high pressure air gun.The inside of the reciever has overspray
    near the rear which scratches the back section of the bolt.
    Way ta go Remington! Besides using a crap coating, the barrel was rough on the
    inside and took a good deal of polishing to smooth out.


    I myself would rather go with Gun Kote paint using my airbrush. Paint is easy to remove compared to ceramic and easy to touch-up when needed. You also
    don't risk annealing somewhat,the metal that you coat by subjecting it to the
    400 degree temperature needed to flow and harden powder coat.


    Hope this helps!
    JJC
     
  10. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    CeraKote only takes 150 degrees F to cure.
     
  11. tanda1

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    Can only 400 degrees really anneal? Just wondering.
     
  12. Shell Shucker

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    tanda1

    Yes in the case of certain aluminium alloys. There is documented proof of this
    in cases where people have painted aluminium scuba tanks and then baked the
    paint on in a drying oven at over 300 degrees.After the paint was cured and the
    valve assemblies reinstalled on the air tanks, the guys would take them to the
    filling site and have them refilled to 3000 psi. The first tank in the filling
    station suffered catastrophic failure before it was was completely filled resulting in the destruction of the fill station and the death of the person
    filling the tank. A scuba tank holding 80 cu. ft. of air @ 3000psi. equates
    to 1.3 million foot lbs. of energy. That's more energy than produced by the
    original load for the German 88mm anti-aircraft gun!

    Custom metal workers and fabricators routinely anneal aluminium sheet with a torch before shaping it on the sand bag or wooden form with a non-marring hammer.

    Heat curing paint on an 870 won't harm the steel, but I would'nt do that to
    aluminium reciever guns like my 835 Mossy or the barrel of a Winchester Model
    59. Using CeraKote at 150F is fine,but dont take your alloy parts to the local
    powder coat shops that cater to the car guys. Too thick a coating and temps of
    400f is what you'll get. Not worth the risk for me.

    Happy Blastin'
    JJ Clarke
     
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