Originally Posted by SEHunter
Thanks OldMan. I just wish i read your post before i had the gun blasted. I just had a local powder coating shop blast it for me and have it wrapped in a towel in my safe for the time being. I researched Duracoat after i read your post and realized thats what i would have done. Sounds like a good diy product.
I still may use Duracoat as the final finish but i think i will be better off to parkerize it first since its clean metal now. I told him not to blast the inside of the receiver. Being the gun will be submerged in the parkerizing chemical, will the inside of the receiver be ok or is there somthing i need to do to protect it? From what i have heard, the inside does not need to be parkerized so that the bolt and slides will function smoothly. Whats proper procedure?
If the fella used aluminum oxide to blast with, you should not need to park first before DuraCoating, HOWEVER, parkerizing does guarentee an optimum surface for the DuraCoat to adhere. The tolerences of the 870 reciever are such that you will not have to worry about the parkerizing inside. Just mask off the interior when you go to paint it and all should be fine..