Anybody tried Duracoat as a firearm finish?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by hiddemcreek, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. hiddemcreek

    hiddemcreek Member

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    Demo video "looks" good but does anybody have first hand knowledge? (And Matt, I'm still going to post a pic of my 99 but I am giving her a facelift first.):eek:
     
  2. FOUR4D4

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  3. Oldbull

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    I got in a very nasty looking pitted Winchester model 77 from a friend and decided the only way to make it look good again would be to try the DuraCoat finish. The result was really quite amazing. The finish filled most of the pits and the gun looked really nice. I let it cure about 2 weeks before reassembly and got no chipping or damage to the finish. I and my friend were very pleased with the outcome. Wish I had taken some before and after pictures. My friend had a hard time believing it was the same gun.
    I would give it a thumbs up for shure.
     
  4. JohnnyLoco

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    I've sure seen some wood that was duracoated and it looked great.
     
  5. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Well-Known Member

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    Yes, my Glock 20 was done several years ago and I have had no issues.
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  6. FOUR4D4

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    In like the burnt bronze color.


    :)
     
  7. straightshooter

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    I am soon going to use DuraBlue blue.black to refinish my Taurus 92. I hope it looks like a deep blued finish. I will post pics when I get it done.
     
  8. straightshooter

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    Here are before and after pics using Durablu. They came out better than I expected. I did my Model 60 and Taurus PT 92 and the one can of Durablu was just enough.
     

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  9. JDCoolCeltic

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    That looks quite nice. How well does it last?
     
  10. New2Marlins

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    I did some of my firearms ... it wears and chips off. I took my STG completely apart and did every part. I'll say this ... it smoothed up tha 'action' a lot. Same with the others.

    All in all ... I won't do this again.
     
  11. TINCANBANDIT

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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.....
     
  12. straightshooter

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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.
     
  13. JohnnyLoco

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    I had one KG Koted and it scratched too easy!
     
  14. straightshooter

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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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