Originally Posted by rjd3282
I've done a few guns in duracoat. It goes on nice but it really isn't that durable. My holster has rubbed it off. Going to try Cerakote and see if it is better.
Then you did not prep your items properly.
I know that is not what people want to hear, but is is the truth. If a holster "wore" your DuraCoat finish off then something happened user end.
How do I know? none of my finishes done in DuraCoat have worn off one bit.
No one wants to admit fault in prep and always blame the product, which creates a crapton of misinformation.
DuraCoat, CereKote, and GunKote all have their pros and cons, but they ALL suck if prep work is done improperly.
Now I will say this, DuraCoat is probably the least newbie friendly of the three when it comes to bad prep work and will be the least forgiving. But the other ones require ovens to cure and have a limited color selection.
But a properly DuraCoated item will leave you with a armor like finish.
Throw any of the three onto the ground and abuse them then all three will have finishes that fail. None of them are indestructable.