How to paint/blacken stainless???????????

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Nathantc, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    OK I have been thinking of getting a non stainless fluted/theaded 24" bull barrel to replace my barrel with. Problem is this rifle will shoot one ragged hole at 100yards. The next barrel I get may not.

    So the question is how can I make this one match the rifle in a way that will last, but not have any negative affects. I have some scrap stainless that I tried an etching primer on and flat black krylon but that's not holding at all, I can rub most of it off with just a welding glove.

    Is there a primer made just for stainless, or is this impossible to have a some what durable finish on stainless.

    I just don't like shinny on a rifle.
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  2. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I can't tell you how it's done but it is most certainly possible.

    Most handguns available today come with in black despite having stainless steel slides so I know the manufactures can do it.

    I'm sure you'll get some suggestions.

    TACK
     

  3. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    i also know dura coat doesnt hold any better than any other paint
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Cerakote. Only good option.
     
  5. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    why would that work any better than regular krylon:confused:
     
  6. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    Because it's made to take heat. Regular Krylon isn't.
     
  7. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    It would really help things if the surface was bead blasted first.There are several different coatings that can be applied to stainless steel.
    Google metal coatings.
     
  8. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    zinc crome 8 primer, then regular primer then paint.
     
  9. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    i think thats the answer i was looking for, thanks, i will try that on some scrap and see how it does
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Nathantc,

    In the past I have went the easy way. If you can have a tool shop bead blast your barrel. If not then clean the barrel good with break and parts cleaner then use the High Temp Wood Burner Stove Paint *Flat Black! on it as you mentioned. The one I did lasted a very long time without bead blasting it. And if I ever got it against metal or something that scratched the paint off I just touched it up with the same paint and it blended perfectly. Only had to touch it up twice in about 6 years. So it is very durable. Just mask off the parts you do not want to paint like your Gas Block and etc.

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  11. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Good for everything

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  12. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    do u think it would help to use light sand paper on it. im not use to messing with stainless
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's more important to get it clean. Remove all dirt and oil.
     
  14. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Buy a sheet of the cheap scotch bright at walmart, buff the steel w it till it turns dark. Wipe w clean tshirt piece then black rustoleom for outdoor steel. Make sure to tape off anything you dnt want painted. A wad of cotton ball in the muzzle also allows you to paint the muzzle without fouling ur riflings with paint.
     
  15. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    i use earplugs for that lol.
     
  16. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Ya I would use ear plugs also except my dang dog eats em as soon as he sees them;) that and I have a few guns that I have to have ear plugs AND my ear muffs for when im playing with them
     
  17. Nathantc

    Nathantc New Member

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    Take the big honking muzzle brake off. I mean hell its not like your shoulder wont heal:D
     
  18. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    They dont have muzzle breaks for the rifles and the pistols....well id prefer to keep them the way they are
     
  19. eon047

    eon047 New Member

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    ^ This works wonders. Duracoat I've seen work in some cases but not as reliable as that ^.