Am I in too deep??? Tale of a Duracoat Newb

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by bige91603, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Wellll last night i made the executive decision to duracoat the slide of my brand new RIA 1911...

    It does not have the greatest finish but the parkerizing will make a good base, so i hope

    I ordered the shake & spray kit from midway along with a skeletonized hammer.

    I want to add a beavertail grip safety but i want one that would drop in w/o any smithing. Any recommendations from experience?? All would be appreciated!

    I will keep any and all interested up to date as i move along. Thanks yall
     
  2. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Exactly how it sits now

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  3. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    There is no such thing as a drop in beavertail, it will have to be fitted in more than just one way to the gun.
     
  4. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    I picked up ria tac combat trigger and beaver tail fitted for each other, hence drop in
     
  5. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I really dislike the Wilson drop-in beavertails. They still require some fitting of the engagement surfaces and they leave big gaps around the frame tangs that just don't look anywhere as good as a properly fitted one. But, drop ins do exist. I just happen to think that they usually end up looking kind if cheap.
     
  6. bige91603

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    instead of getting one of those generic drop in beaver tails so I called armscor and purchased one from a Rock Island tactical 1911
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    As far as i know Wilson makes the only "beavertail" grip safety that will work on a GI Mdl 1911 without modifing the frame-
     
  8. HOSSFLY

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    Chances are pretty good they will "drop in" but --------
     
  9. bige91603

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    I'm hoping it will, but If not I will take it to my uncle who is a gunsmith
     
  10. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Probably a better way to go.
     
  11. bige91603

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    We will find out when it gets here! Can't wait for it to warm up do I can start laying color
     
  12. bige91603

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    Got the duracoat and hammer today

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  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    3-4 light coats are better than 1 heavy.

    If you miss a spot, let the paint set up and catch it on the next coat.
    If you have a run, don't try to fix it while still wet.
     
  14. bige91603

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    If I do get a run should I wet sand it like normal paint?
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Yes, after it has dried or cured. Trying to fix it when wet will create more problems.
     
  16. HOSSFLY

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    For sure-
    Lets mention the several light coats vs one heavy again :)
     
  17. HOSSFLY

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  18. bige91603

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    Midway and Brownells are the only two places I buy stuff, unless it is something special only sold certain places
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    Must admit i hate them "peanuts" Midway packs with tho :mad: :p