CZ-82 Duracoated

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by NitroxAZ, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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  2. NitroxAZ

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    Finally got my grips from Marschal Grips. They took awhile to get and communication from them was lacking but I think they look pretty sweet!!!

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  3. slowryde45

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  4. CA357

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    Looks good. :cool:
     
  5. NitroxAZ

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    Thanks. I love this gun. It is fun to shoot, accurate and the ammo is available and cheap. Works for me. I may get another one or two while they are still reasonably priced.
     
  6. Benning Boy

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    Absolutely gorgeous.

    My only knock on this gun has always been the finish, and you've cured that.

    Did you have to strip the bluing first? I'm unfamiliar with the Duracoat process.
     
  7. orangello

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    Also wanting Duracoat info; any chance it is available in OD?

    That looks awesome.
     
  8. NitroxAZ

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    The Duracoat process was very easy. If you have basic handyman skills, you can do it. I bought the kit which includes everything you need including the airbrush and can of propellant if you don't have an oil-less air compressor. They have more color choices (even camo configurations) than you can shake a stick at. Here is the link for Duracoat Lauer Weaponry Online Order Center

    The process that I used was as follows:

    1. Remove grips, remove slide and spring. To do this, REMOVE MAGAZINE, pull trigger well down until it clicks, pull slide back until it is able to be pull upward, pull upward and while holding the slide with a firm grip, move it forward and the slide and spring will come off. Or see this link [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVWPJ3xNDI]YouTube - CZ-82 Field Stripping[/ame]
    2. Lightly sand the gun using 0000 steel wool to remove loose/chipped paint and smooth out any ridges from the original finish. You can also remove the original finish, but not necessary.
    3. Clean the gun with the cleaner that comes with the kit (you MUST remove any oil, solvents or foreign matter from the gun before you start).
    4. Tape of barrel with painters tape and plug ends of barrel with soft earplugs.
    5. Mix finish with hardener that is provided in the kit according to the instructions.
    6. Hang parts from coat hangers or similar. Apply finish in even coats and hold the airbrush about 6"-8" away from the gun and grips as you apply it. Allow a couple of minutes between coats for drying. Apply in a well ventilated area and don't allow dust or debris to get on it during this process. I coated everything except the barrel because the product goes on so thin that it does not interfere with the operation of the parts. If you use the can of propellant MAKE SURE YOU KEEP IT IN A POT OF WARM WATER BECAUSE IT WILL FREEZE UP.
    7. Use the kitchen oven to bake on the finish (except the plastic grips). Do this at 150 - 175 degrees for 20 minutes.
    8. After it cools, re-assemble and you are done. I let mine cure
    out for 2-3 weeks before I put rounds through it just to be sure. I have about 400-500 rounds through it and the finish is holding up well so far.

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
     
  9. orangello

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    Thanks for the info & links!

    I may have to give this a shot! I've been planning on picking up a cz82 for a bit now; i'm running out of excuses to wait. I also have an aging pump 12 that i think would look cool in OD; that might be a bit much of a project though.
     
  10. JiroZero713

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    I wonder if Marshall can do custom emblems in the grips.

    I'd really like to get this on them

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  11. NitroxAZ

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    I don't know if they can. I would suggest you contact them and ask, but I sent them 3-4 e-mails and never received a response from them. But, the grips were made like I wanted them.
     
  12. JiroZero713

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    Yeah I sent one a while back and never heard from him.

    It pisses me off but he does good work...so eh.

    I'm tempted to get my CZ-82 shipped out to you to duracoat it as I don't have the means to...since you do such good work.


    Hell I'd make it pink just for laughs...or maybe Olive Drab.
     
  13. CA357

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    I have a S&W model 37 Airweight that I bought used. It's tighter than a ticks' butt, but the blueing was really worn from holster wear. So I had a buddy DuraCoat it matte black and put Hogue grips on it. Now it looks pure mean. I'll try and post a pic tonight.
     
  14. NitroxAZ

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    You're gonna make me blush...

    It is amazing the amount of colors they offer it in.
     
  15. NitroxAZ

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    Looking forward to seein' it.
     
  16. JiroZero713

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    I wonder what color grips I should get if I make it green...then again...the color you chose looks much better with that set of grips on it.
     
  17. CA357

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    Lousy pics, but it's a pretty good job.

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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  18. NitroxAZ

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    Kinda small pics but they look good.
     
  19. CA357

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    They're thumbnails. Click on them to enlarge 'em. Click twice and they get really big.

    I mostly use thumbnails to save the site bandwidth. ;)
     
  20. DrGonzo11

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    Looks good, I like those grips too, they add a lot to the gun.