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Old 09-26-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default How to paint/blacken stainless???????????

OK I have been thinking of getting a non stainless fluted/theaded 24" bull barrel to replace my barrel with. Problem is this rifle will shoot one ragged hole at 100yards. The next barrel I get may not.

So the question is how can I make this one match the rifle in a way that will last, but not have any negative affects. I have some scrap stainless that I tried an etching primer on and flat black krylon but that's not holding at all, I can rub most of it off with just a welding glove.

Is there a primer made just for stainless, or is this impossible to have a some what durable finish on stainless.

I just don't like shinny on a rifle.

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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I can't tell you how it's done but it is most certainly possible.

Most handguns available today come with in black despite having stainless steel slides so I know the manufactures can do it.

I'm sure you'll get some suggestions.

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i also know dura coat doesnt hold any better than any other paint

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Cerakote. Only good option.

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why would that work any better than regular krylon
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why would that work any better than regular krylon
Because it's made to take heat. Regular Krylon isn't.
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It would really help things if the surface was bead blasted first.There are several different coatings that can be applied to stainless steel.
Google metal coatings.

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zinc crome 8 primer, then regular primer then paint.

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zinc crome 8 primer, then regular primer then paint.
i think thats the answer i was looking for, thanks, i will try that on some scrap and see how it does
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