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Old 08-08-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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I want to refinish my barrel and exterior parts on my .22 (trigger, trigger guard, etc) would it be a good idea to blue the barrel before coating it with duracote or will this coating prevent rust already? If I remember correctly I start with a 150gr sandpaper and make my way up to a 400gr, then give it a light coat of oil to clean it after right?

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Old 08-09-2013, 06:06 AM   #2
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You don't blue before painting with Duracoat. I believe they reccomend sandblasting and Parkerizing as an undercoat for Duracoat. Bluing would accomplish nothing. Cold bluing would promote rust.
You want no oil before painting! The surface should be rough and clean.



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I stuff them up and degrease before hand but I've never done anything else. Duracoat does stuck well to a park'd gun but if I was going to parkerize one I wouldn't see much a need for the other finish. It would have a new parkerized finish.

Bluing beforehand is a waste of time and money.

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Parkerizing is like a bluing isnt it? Just a phosphate coating or something like that eh? What would I have to do with that?

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http://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/metal-prep-coloring/parkerizing/index.htm
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Don't blue it and cerakote it instead.



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