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Old 02-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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I'm just really interested in altering color. May end up doing some metal coating on my Sig frames as well. Any other suggestions?

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I've been looking at this for my daughters gun, kinda a girly girl thing for her. I would like to know how well it holds up on a M&P of a 1911.
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I saw a video on Duracoat and it was incredible to say the least. Watch it on You Tube and then make up your mind. I really think you will go with the Diracoat when you see what colors it has and the look it gives to the firearms. Check it out first and I know you will definitely change your mind. Good luck!
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Duracoat, way better, more colors check out the electric colors.
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I have duracoated several polymer frame pistols. Its extremely easy. Cerakote is a tougher finish but duracoat is damn strong. The last two I did were a Glock 17 and an H&K USP 9mm both in flat dark earth. Don't have pics b/c I did them at my shop. Sandblast at about 30-35 Psi after the frame is stripped down-takes about 5 min w/a Glock-not so much with the H&K. It doesn't take a lot, just lightly roughens up the surface to accept the paint easier, then wipe down with acetone several times. Get an airbrush gun and paint! I usually make a couple to three passes. Its all about the preparation, the better you do preparing, the cleaner it will look. I've had a couple of bad ones due to bad preparation. It needs about 3 weeks to fully air cure so don't rush it....beauty takes time. And btw, duracoat offers soooooo many more colors than cerakote. Hope this helps, this is just the way we do it.
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Default Glock Frame Cerakote

Cerakote is a super hard ceramic coating that resists wear and tear well. A lot of flex probably wouldn't be great as ceramics are notoriously brittle. However, I don't think there's enough flex in a Glock frame to be a problem. Cerakote operates through a network of "applicators" who can be located through a map on the Cerakote website. These are gunsmiths local to you who are competent to perform the process. Cerakote comes in 2 flavors, air dry and heat dry. As for the slide or barrel, I'd probably opt for Titanium Nitride or similar coating as those components take quite a beating.
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I'm not trying to be funny but why would you Cerakote a polymer frame?
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Only reason I can think of is to change the color. A lot of folks want to customize their toys to make them their own. I've known people to just grab a can of Krylon and do the job, but I think one has to be a Philistine to use a $2.99 can of paint on a $500 pistol. As for Cerakoting, I'd have a pro do the job unless one is very handy, which I'm not.
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My two cents worth... One thing to remeber is that Cerekote will add thickness to whatever you apply it to so frame rails and stuff like that may have to be sanded slightly for them to fit and function properly.. I exclusevely use Dura-Coat because it goes on much thinner and does not alter fit and function in the least bit. Dura-Coat is an extremely durable finish that will withstand years of wear and tear. As mentioned before, Dura-Coat comes in a ton of colors and can be applied to anything from metal to wood and does not require baking.
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I'd agree, except that Glocks are (intentionally?) made pretty loose. I think it would take a pretty thick coat of anything to obstruct them. I'm having my slide done in Titanium Nitride (which is gold and has a Rockwell number of >65).
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