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Old 03-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #21
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I've used DuraCoat a LOT on different firearms and I'm happy with each and every one.

As long as you are patient, follow instructions, and do the required prep.....you are GTG and will be happy with it.

Oh, and even a caveman can do it.

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I've used DuraCoat a LOT on different firearms and I'm happy with each and every one.

As long as you are patient, follow instructions, and do the required prep.....you are GTG and will be happy with it.

Oh, and even a caveman can do it.

I agree with this and it is easy to touch up if needed. I had a small spot that I scratched on my CZ82 (my fault) and it touched up great.
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I beg to differ.. Home - Oakridge Custom Finishing, LLC One company (tradesman) who offers Duracoating.. I'd like you to pay special attention to the "projects" portion of this mans website. His shop is local to my area. I would caution you not relegate any gun refinishing processes to either the "Do it Yourselfers" or tradsmen. There are no gun finishes that I know of that cannot and are not being reproduced by the DIY's in their home shops.

Just because you run a shop or business, does not automatically mean you are consistant and/or reliable...
WOW! That GAU8 was awesome.
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WOW! That GAU8 was awesome.

Sure is.. It's on display at our Aviation Museum
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I beg to differ.. Home - Oakridge Custom Finishing, LLC One company (tradesman) who offers Duracoating.. I'd like you to pay special attention to the "projects" portion of this mans website. His shop is local to my area. I would caution you not relegate any gun refinishing processes to either the "Do it Yourselfers" or tradsmen. There are no gun finishes that I know of that cannot and are not being reproduced by the DIY's in their home shops.

Just because you run a shop or business, does not automatically mean you are consistant and/or reliable...

True many Gunsmiths use DIY finishes such as Duracoat and Cerakote but not all. We offer our own proprietary coating that we have developed
I believe that Birdsongs Black T is another

There is no miracle hide all finish

No matter what finish you use the key to any refinishing job is the prep work that is done to the metal substrate first.
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CCR refinished my Sistema and I couldn't be happier. It was in poor shape and now it's a little jewel. To top it off, they are the nicest people to do business with.

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No matter what finish you use the key to any refinishing job is the prep work that is done to the metal substrate first.
I couldn't agree more..
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I attended Duracoat University and will stand by this statement. Duracoat does not chip or peel if it is properly applied. Lots of guys think they have degreased a part and they haven't. One rivet or pin will hide a lot of oil that will prevent the Duracoat from adhereing properly. I had a devil of a time with the first shotgun I did. I have used Duracoat on many contact surfaces in actions and it wears very well. The new Duracoat Slick will also make your action very smooth. Most Ceracote is applied by professionals and lots of Duracoat is applied by DIY folks. I believe that is why Duracoat gets a bad rap. Ken

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For reasons that only make sense to me, I decided to turn my G20 into a "golden" gun. I sent the slide to the Glock Store for gold Titanium Nitride coating ($180). I did the frame, etc. myself in Duracoat. I considered Cerakote, but they don't have a gold color available. Keep in mind if you're considering a Duracoat metallic, you must also apply Clearcoat(which is not included in the Shake and Spray Kit) over the finish. I found gold mag buttplates online and ordered a gold extended mag release from Glock. The buttplates are not only "pretty" but they're a vast improvement over the plastic stock item. The magazine snaps into place with a reassuring click rather than needing a bump from my left palm. Here's a pic of the frame and buttplate, I'm still waiting on the slide. Glockstore emailed me yesterday and said it will be about 2 weeks. Guess I'll hang on to this gun forever since I've probably made it completely unsaleable, but that's OK. I love the gun so much that I'd never get rid of it anyway. Yes, I realize I've made it unsuitable for combat (the glare, you know) but I'm 67 and have done all the combat nonsense that I'm likely to. It's strictly a home defense item and a little piece of mind if I'm hiking in bear country.

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I bet you have spinner hubcaps.

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