coloring ATI stock

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by njnewbe, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. njnewbe

    njnewbe New Member

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    I have an ATI stock on my Mosin Nagant and was wondering how to go about changing the color to od green. spray pant or is there a specific pant for that kind of plastic?
     
  2. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    I would use duracoat or cherakoat it will cost more but they are much more durable than spray paint.You also get much more color options.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Dead on. I'll suggest duracoat once more though. Easier to work with.
     
  4. njnewbe

    njnewbe New Member

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    ok sounds good, one to two coats im guessing? and do i need to follow up with a protective layer or will just that do the trick?
     
  5. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Duracoat gets harder over time. It's useable after 24-48 hours but will still cure for weeks after applying. It wont need a top coat.
     
  6. floydrharper

    floydrharper New Member

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    Duracoat is great stuff, but the website recommends using clear topcoat over certain colors (mostly the metallics). I'm not sure why but I did it anyway. I agree that curing time is critical. I would leave all parts alone for a few weeks. Here's my G20 in Duracoat Gold after clearcoating and curing for 2 weeks. As to the slide, I sent it to Glockstore for Titanium Nitride coating. I wanted something with a little higher Rockwell number on my slide. The mag buttplates are gold aluminum available from Glockstore and they make magazine insertion a sublime experience. I'll post pics when the slide and gold extended magazine release arrive- probably in 2-3 weeks.
     

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  7. floydrharper

    floydrharper New Member

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    Of course I meant gold extended slide release.
     
  8. Intheshop

    Intheshop New Member

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    Painting plastic........

    In auto body world(lots of plastic parts),theres an old,old saying.......

    "If it's a floater,use a promoter".

    It's a reference to adhesion promoter.In practice,you cut a sliver of plastic from part and throw it in a glass of water.If it floats......well,you get the idea.

    Yes,I know there's "new" paint technology where the promoter is in the paint.But you may be using a color or type of paint that dosen't have it......look or ask about it at your auto/body pro shop.
     
  9. floydrharper

    floydrharper New Member

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    I would certainly agree with the "promoter" or "primer" comments. However, these 2-part ceramic coatings seem to stick very well without such prep. Their use on the polymer frame wouldn't make sense unless they stick more aggressively than the ceramic coating, and I don't think that they do. My slide is being PVD coated with Titanium Nitride and I don't think that priming is an option there, as I think it must be applied to bare metal.