gun kote

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by ianmagerl, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. ianmagerl

    ianmagerl New Member

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    I searched the forum for any previous posts on gun kote, didn't find anything to answer my question my apologies if this has been addressed before.

    I'm wanting to refinish a bolt action rifle that has a little rust on the od if the barrel.
    I'm planning on removing the current finish and polishing the bare metal. KG gun kote air cure has caught my attention, also their base coat k-phos caught my attention.

    Has anyone used either of these products? If so would you recommend the air dry or the original bake on.

    Thank you.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    For a rifle, I would recommend air cure. There may not be enough room in the oven for the barrel length.

    Preparation is the key. Do not touch the bare metal with bare hands.

    In painting, have a well ventilated area that is dust free. Numerouse light coats is better than one heavy coat.
    If runs do develop (happens if a coat is too heavy), allow it to dry for a couple of weeks, then fix it. Do not try to fix a run while the coating is still wet.

    And pics of before and after would be nice.
     

  3. ianmagerl

    ianmagerl New Member

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    Thanks, Have you by chance used the air dry? I've got the prep work down pat just curious if anyone has used either product.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Yes on several of my personal items. And I am giving advice based on my personal experience (that is how I know about runs).

    I've used the bake cure products for small things (like the pulls for the kitchen cabinet doors) with great success.

    With patience, the air cure can take up to two weeks to get to a point that you can work reassembly.

    Humidity and surrounding temp affect the cure process.

    Prep the pieces, paint the pieces, and wait.

    Another hint is to paint a "test" piece at the same time. When you are tempted to touch anything, touch the test piece. That way you leave fingerprints on the test piece and not the actual product.
     
  5. ianmagerl

    ianmagerl New Member

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    Thank you very much, I enjoy the test piece idea lol.
     
  6. boboso

    boboso New Member

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    Very well said, Only I strongly encourage you bake...
     
  7. TheOldMan

    TheOldMan New Member

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    If you don't mind my .02...

    Have you looked at another product called Duracoat? Also an air drying product. Only thing is it's got to be applied by airbrush or hvlp gun. All you need do is make sure the area you are painting is prep'd properly (clean of all oils etc.. ) rough up the surface you plan to paint (duracoat adheres better to a rough surface) and go to work.

    By rough surface I mean what you'd see a parkarized gun or matte finished gun would have... Not a polished blued surface. You can achieve that by blasting the old finish with Aluminum oxide or use a scotch brite pad or 400 grit wet/dry sand paper...
     
  8. ianmagerl

    ianmagerl New Member

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    Thanks a lot, old man.
     
  9. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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