Originally Posted by dteed4094
Duracoat and products like that are (in my opinion) the only way to go if you are looking for a spray on finish. Parkarizing is a very good option as well if you've got the money and space to properly set up for it same as hot bluing. But the hardware store brands of spray paints should never be used for guns of any sort.
I might agree, maybe on the metal. But I've used a rustolieum texture spray on paint on a composite stock with wonderful results. The rifle has made several trips to the range in the past 4 years and looks as good as it did the day it was painted. I also believe there are products that were developed for metal that are just as good as duracoat, but i also believe if you are going to redo the metal, Blue it or Parkarize it. Just my opinion. I don,t expect anyone to agree with me but thats the way I feel.[/QUOTE]
I appologize.. Should have been more specific. Spray on finishes like rustoleum and krylon will work just fine on wood and composits if that is what you choose to do "however", those types of spray on paints are not suitable for gun metal. They simply will never withstand the test of time. Believe me, I have tried this back when I first started doing restorations on my own pieces.
Bluing (whether hot or cold) and parkerizing are great finish options on metal. Duracoat and products like it are great on metal AND composits and wood. If you are wnating to restore your backyard BBQ or outdoor furniture? Then Rusty and Krylon are good choices. Also, Header paints and the like are not good choices for guns. In my opinion, if you're gonna restore a gun, use stuff made for them... Not much more money and you will be much happier in the long run.