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Old 02-10-2010, 07:49 PM   #11
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The Duracoat process was very easy. If you have basic handyman skills, you can do it. I bought the kit which includes everything you need including the airbrush and can of propellant if you don't have an oil-less air compressor. They have more color choices (even camo configurations) than you can shake a stick at. Here is the link for Duracoat Lauer Weaponry Online Order Center

The process that I used was as follows:

1. Remove grips, remove slide and spring. To do this, REMOVE MAGAZINE, pull trigger well down until it clicks, pull slide back until it is able to be pull upward, pull upward and while holding the slide with a firm grip, move it forward and the slide and spring will come off. Or see this link YouTube - CZ-82 Field Stripping
2. Lightly sand the gun using 0000 steel wool to remove loose/chipped paint and smooth out any ridges from the original finish. You can also remove the original finish, but not necessary.
3. Clean the gun with the cleaner that comes with the kit (you MUST remove any oil, solvents or foreign matter from the gun before you start).
4. Tape of barrel with painters tape and plug ends of barrel with soft earplugs.
5. Mix finish with hardener that is provided in the kit according to the instructions.
6. Hang parts from coat hangers or similar. Apply finish in even coats and hold the airbrush about 6"-8" away from the gun and grips as you apply it. Allow a couple of minutes between coats for drying. Apply in a well ventilated area and don't allow dust or debris to get on it during this process. I coated everything except the barrel because the product goes on so thin that it does not interfere with the operation of the parts. If you use the can of propellant MAKE SURE YOU KEEP IT IN A POT OF WARM WATER BECAUSE IT WILL FREEZE UP.
7. Use the kitchen oven to bake on the finish (except the plastic grips). Do this at 150 - 175 degrees for 20 minutes.
8. After it cools, re-assemble and you are done. I let mine cure
out for 2-3 weeks before I put rounds through it just to be sure. I have about 400-500 rounds through it and the finish is holding up well so far.

Hope this helps.

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I love mine. They are great shooters. Here is mine that I Duracoated and put Marschal Grips on.
DUDE! That is schweet!!!
What kind of wood and finish did you pick? I'm gonna have to get a set of those for my #2.
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Thanks. I was happy with the end result.

I got the checkered wattle with red finish and the finger grooves. I also asked for the CZ logo to be etched in. Mine required a small amount of removing of the grip to get them to fit perfect. I did it with w smooth file and an Exacto knife.

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Here is the link for the grips.

Marschalgrips.com

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very awesome'O...nirtox

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Thanks but I didn't mean to hijack the OP's thread.

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Also just did my first 9mm Luger brass to 9X18 Mak brass conversions. Now I need some range time to check THOSE out!

Like I really need a reason to go to the range!

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Got to thinking I never really checked for copper deposits. Ran it through my Outers Foul Out III with the Cop Out solution. Hardly any came out.

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Got to thinking I never really checked for copper deposits. Ran it through my Outers Foul Out III with the Cop Out solution. Hardly any came out.

I'd be more concerned with lead deposits given the style of rifling used in the CZ82.. Course keeping it clean of all deposits is important...
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Default Cz 82

I bought one about a year and a half ago love it. I use it as my carry.
Very accurate up to 75 feet at most indoor ranges. Can center mass 2 rounds and 1 head shot every time. Got the 2 12 round mags also.

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