Duracoat or similar finish on an Inox Beretta?

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by sputnik1988, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Hi, im not too familiar with refinshing, so my question is, can an inox or stainless gun be coated? Or possibly parkerized? And is it advisable to coat the internals? Excluding moving parts of course.
     
  2. BillDeShivs

    BillDeShivs Member

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    Yes, but why? The stainless gun doesn't need a finish.
     

  3. kafriedel

    kafriedel New Member

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    If your looking to duracoat any parts or guns contact me at guardedarms.com or i can try and help you on here but im new to this forum.
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Not much on stainless, I'm more a black and wood kinda guy. (there are a few exceptions though.)

    I've always wanted said black pistol to add wood grips to, but somehow I always end up with something other than black.
     
  5. TheOldMan

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    There is nothing wrong with DuraCoat over a stainless firearm. Only thing to remember is that DuraCoat does best on a roughned finish (better adherence). I would NOT coat the internals. Although Duracoat goes on faily thin, you still may run into clearence issues internally.

    Just my .02

    And btw, I'm also a black and wood type of guy.. Very few stainless pieces in my collection..
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Heck, I prefer the stainless. It's beauty right there. But, whatever.........
     
  7. TheOldMan

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    Guess it goes along with my general disliking for synthetic stocks. I just prefer the look of a nice wood finish and deep high polish blue...
     
  8. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Right there with you on that one.
     
  9. ManInBlack83

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    A finish of some sort can be applied to an Inox slide. I have a Beretta that came from the factory with a blackened stainless slide. These models are referred to as "Cajun" for obvious reasons.:D
     
  10. 762

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    i have duracoated internals on guns before. works fine. i duracoated the bolt on my SKS years ago and it's still looks like it did the day i did it. no chiping, no cracking, nothing. i also did the bolt on my mossberg 500, again, no problems at all.

    you just have to understand that painting anything is all about prep. with a gun, you need to degrease every single square inch of every part that is being painted. then rough it up and clean it again. good luck
     
  11. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    What grit for roughing it up? 600? Anything more seems it would be too slick for it to bond.
     
  12. 762

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    i acutally used something similar to a scotch brite pad. i bought a kit from duracoat and it came with a degreaser, a single 4 oz. container of one color of duracoat, the sanding pad, as well as a sprayer to apply it. all for $30. it's enough to do 4 guns they say. i found it's more like 2, but i do about 2 coats on my guns.

    here's a link to what i ordered:
    DuraCoat Shake 'N Spray

    just so you know though, the sprayer thing on the right can be found at home depot for around $7.


    here's my mossberg 500, the last gun i did. that's british DPM green, the flash on my camera brightened it up. you can see where i painted the bolt
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  13. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Nice. Was it easy? (Cute toes, btw.)
     
  14. 762

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    very easy, i majored in product design in college though. i had to build all sorts of functioning scale models for my designs and paint all them. needless to say, in 4 years of that, i got very good at figuring out how to prep certain materials to take paint. the hardest part about it was reassembling a weapon that i had never assembled before, but i figured it out.

    i'm in the process of deciding what base color i wanna paint my 700P and then i'm gonna repaint it. it's just krylon painted now.

    i wear a size 14, my toes will show up in a picture of the moon