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Can you spray paint? If so then you could do it in a well ventilated area yourself if you get the air cure stuff.
Which is going to last longer? If we did this, I know that it is only the polymer portions of the firearm that she would want in color. We talked about this all evening last night..lol..she has not quit talking about it since we came home last night..lol
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Now you run into the problem of "sharing" ammo....haha
haha..I know! Her shooting is going to get me into reloading quickly is she burns 200 rounds everytime..lol (not that I would mind that license to get into it haha)
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How about a 1911

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The color should be the least important to her.
Sacrilege! My wife would put you in "time out" for such a statement. LOL.
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Which is going to last longer? If we did this, I know that it is only the polymer portions of the firearm that she would want in color. We talked about this all evening last night..lol..she has not quit talking about it since we came home last night..lol
Duracoat and ceracoat are both spray applied two art polymer coatings. They apply pretty much like spray paint. Midway, Brownels and others have it online. The first gun costs a bit more because you need to buy the sprayer, big can of prep solvent, etc.
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Duracoat and ceracoat are both spray applied two art polymer coatings. They apply pretty much like spray paint. Midway, Brownels and others have it online. The first gun costs a bit more because you need to buy the sprayer, big can of prep solvent, etc.
Thanks! I did find an lgs in the area listed on the Cerakote site....I may check with them to see some of their work and see how much they would charge to do it. I would hate to Ruin a brand new gun trying to DIY....especially when it is my wifes and not mine lol
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haha..I know! Her shooting is going to get me into reloading quickly is she burns 200 rounds everytime..lol (not that I would mind that license to get into it haha)
You don't need the license to reload for just your personal use, including what your wife uses, you only need it if you are going to manufacture and sell ammo to outside people, plus you have to have insurance which isn't cheap. You can reload all you want for you and her to shoot with no issues at all.
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She had shot my 22lr rifle in the post but long guns were not her thing...when I starred talking about handguns a while back..I rounded up several with the help of some friends and my wife and I both shot but my wife only fired a round or two from each. That was over a year ago.when I brought the sd40 home we both shot a mag through it and she said she was done. This time I knew the weather was going to be nice, we had no plans, I found a sitter...took care of everything. I told her that I wanted her to shoot mre for self defense purposes which she liked the idea of. The range is owned by GREAT people that were nice to her (important note for my eifes comfory level). I took the first shots to get her used to the noise and then I showed her (again) how to use the firearm safely. I also purchased silhouette targets that were shoot n see which gave her instant feedback...she saw success and went nuts!

Now as to cerakote...have you used it before? Is it a send away or a DIY?
Shoot-n-see targets. Go figure! I will keep that in mind while trying to convert others.

CeraKote must be applied to completely cleaned and dried parts - they are usually dipped in acetone and then sand-blasted. It is also baked on. While the company does not hide the process and sells chemicals publicly, the tools necessary are not common to most people. A certified applicator can do the work locally in only about 3-7 days for ~$150, depending on work load.

Check the website for comparisons, but CeraKote appears to be the longest lasting when put under stress and abrasion tests. According to their charts, DuraCoat starts to break down in roughly 1,000 abrasions (racking slide, inserting magazine, etc.) and CeraKote doesn't show signs of wear until 5,000 abrasions. If you are not going to use the firearm much, or don't carry it daily, or don't mind reapplying a coating, DuraCoat may be for you because it is simply a high-stress industrial paint. But if you plan to compete or carry daily where there is much more use and stress, I would go with CeraKote. Just my personal opinion.
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You don't need the license to reload for just your personal use, including what your wife uses, you only need it if you are going to manufacture and sell ammo to outside people, plus you have to have insurance which isn't cheap. You can reload all you want for you and her to shoot with no issues at all.
Thanks...I more meant like a reason to get into reloading...but I certainly understand why you read it as you did.
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Shoot-n-see targets. Go figure! I will keep that in mind while trying to convert others.

CeraKote must be applied to completely cleaned and dried parts - they are usually dipped in acetone and then sand-blasted. It is also baked on. While the company does not hide the process and sells chemicals publicly, the tools necessary are not common to most people. A certified applicator can do the work locally in only about 3-7 days for ~$150, depending on work load.

Check the website for comparisons, but CeraKote appears to be the longest lasting when put under stress and abrasion tests. According to their charts, DuraCoat starts to break down in roughly 1,000 abrasions (racking slide, inserting magazine, etc.) and CeraKote doesn't show signs of wear until 5,000 abrasions. If you are not going to use the firearm much, or don't carry it daily, or don't mind reapplying a coating, DuraCoat may be for you because it is simply a high-stress industrial paint. But if you plan to compete or carry daily where there is much more use and stress, I would go with CeraKote. Just my personal opinion.
Thanks for that info...honestly this would at least be a range gun/ hd. As to carry...that would be up to her...bit she had mentioned it today...again hooked..lol
I was telling her about the options I found online for the ceracoat and she liked the idea. Just have to find what she wants and get it for her now!
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