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Old 08-25-2013, 02:27 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mountainman13 View Post
I've never worked with cerakote. The only real issue with duracoat is the dry time. You really Gotta baby the gun for a couple weeks while it fully hardens.
Some type of hot box for 12-24 hrs really shortens the cure time on duarcoat. Mine is a foam box, a couple 100 Watt bulbs and a small computer fan. Build the box out of foam board and duct tape. Get the stuff with a foil face on the inside. Mine will hold 200 degree with 1 bulb running, 250 with both. Easy bake oven for gun parts

PS mine is large enough for 2 rifle actions at one time plus small parts. Pull the tape and break it down when you don't need it. I started this because I do multi layer camo jobs and the mask can screw up an uncured first layer. Don't ask, I learned the hard way....


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