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Anyone used a WA smith for gun coating

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by MallardAddict, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. MallardAddict

    MallardAddict Rainy Western Wa Member

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    Im rebuilding my Hi-Power into what i consider the ultimate carry piece (night sights, mag safety removal, commander hammer, back and front strap checkering and coating).

    Anyone used a local smith here in WA to coat a gun? Im debating either DuraCoat or CeraKote for now, but open to suggestions?

    what was the cost and were you satified with the work? Did it hold up?

    thanks guys
  2. Ethereal

    Ethereal Kent, WA Member

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    I've always had Dave from Southridge Arms do what I needed. He uses KG Guncoat mainly but offers other finishes like Ceracoat as well as nickel plating. His shop is in Orting and he's very fair on pricing. He has a fast turn around time and will always go the extra mile for you.
  3. e-rock

    e-rock Sno valley New Member

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    I have done a few rifles and a few handguns as well.

    Used dura bake at first but use gunkote now as it goes on smoother and seams to hold up better.

    Dont use a non bake product on metals it will not hold up as well.

    Did my buddies kimber slide and it looks great.

    Prep is important sand blast (the right areas) and brake clean to degrease.

    Airbrush bake and its over.
  4. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    A few years ago I dropped a gun of at Wade's and they sent it out to be finished. I believe it is the same gent that Ethereal spoke of, as they called him Dave. At any rate he did a very nice job and the finish (KG gun coat) is still in great condition.
  5. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't mind finding someone in Washington that could duracoat my rifle to be more camo/environmentally stealthy. Subscribing to the thread for that purpose.
  6. gnarkill

    gnarkill Richland, WA Member

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    I used clark county gunsmithing to do mine, it turned out pretty good as far as I can tell. He used duracoat on my rifle after thorough blasting and cleaning.
  7. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    You guys here in Puget sound. I have done some durscoat on three AK's. Turned out great. Duracoat has a couple of dozen camo patterns to choose from. They are a peel and spray kit. All precut. It really isn't hard to do. I used the Desert Mirageflage. I have pics posted in the "Show your guns" thread. If you would like...I can do it for you if you get the materials. I am in the south puget sound. Puyallup. I have been painting airplanes for 23 years. I paint motorcycles, cars and even a big box van for the motorcycle race team I am on. I have even painted a 1957 Ford Thunderbird. I am sure that I could do it cheaper than a gun shop!
  8. RickB

    RickB Greater Seattle area Member

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    JPL Precision, in Redmond, is doing in-house Duracoat. I know a few guys shooting guns that he's coated, and they look good.