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Anybody tried Duracoat as a firearm finish?


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Old 04-11-2017, 05:19 PM   #11
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It's OK for some guns, sometimes you have few options, but I will bet that in 10 years gunsmiths will be making a lot of money removing these painted on coatings and refinishing the guns in more traditional ways.....
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:27 PM   #12
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I haven't had any trouble with it chipping or wearing off. It seems to be quite a tough finish.

You do not want to get it where metal slides on metal. Like on the slide and frame meeting surfaces. The slide action can be hampered.

Personally I think it is better suited to refinish a long gun barrel and receiver. I do like the improvement in looks especially on the Marlin. I do feel it will be an excellent rust preventive.
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Old 05-25-2017, 06:46 PM   #13
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I had one KG Koted and it scratched too easy!
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:40 PM   #14
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Update. It has been near a year since refinishing with DuraBlu and I have had no peeling, chipping, wearing, pitting or rusting.

The actions work as they should and no sticky movements.
For $50 I think it is a good inexpensive refinish that looks very good IMO. DuraBlu is made by Duracoat.

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