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Old 03-05-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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OK, so a young gal employed by my usual gun store has recently obtained a certification from Duracoat so she can put custom finishes on firearms. I had a bottle of some black semi-gloss that I wanted to put on a gun myself, but never had the time.

I took it in and she said she'd do it for $60, not bad price and that she'd have it done in about a week. This was over a month ago. I called 2 days ago and asked how it was going and her response was "I haven't even started it yet". I'm going down there to pick up an order later today or tomorrow and was thinking about just asking for the gun back and doing it myself, but I don't want to cause bad blood with the owners as they have always given me great treatment.

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Old 03-05-2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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Unless you've lost all confidence in her technical skills, why not just ask her when it will be done & what happened to the "about a week" timeline? If she doesn't have an explanation or gets in a huff (covering), then ask for it back & handle it yourself while having a reasonable explanation should the owners take an interest.

Maybe she will offer a discount for the delay or give you a more firm delivery date..........or flash some boobs, boobs almost always make me feel better.

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I strongly favor the boobs idea.

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Tell them you need the gun and do it yourself. What kind of training does it take to coat a gun. If you can point a pistol, you can point a spray gun or an aerosol can.

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It's not the skill that prompted me to take the gun there. It's the time factor. First you have to thoroughly clean/degrease the gun (this involves a chemical cleaning, followed by heat, followed by more cleaning) , remove all furniture, etc. Plus, she's a young gal trying something new to make money and I thought I'd give her a shot.

Update: I went in today to pick up a Remy and she approached me and said she guarantees completion in one more week. If she does a good job I'll let her do the stock for the Remy.

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Good deal.

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I still vote for boobs...and if she does, your camera phone better be workin'

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The complexities of modern finishes, by their very complexity, are prone to exponentially more Quality Control issues than standard bluing techniques. For example.....
Wait, who said "Boobs"?

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YAY BOOBIES


no matter how long you watch this you will never see what you want

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I hate you Darin!!! your post is awesome but your avatar threw me off big time!

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