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Duracoat Refinish

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Hun Shooter, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Hun Shooter

    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I had this AMD65 clone that was built by shop in Boise ID about 12 years ago. The gun shot well but I hated how it was finished. Every component had a different finish making the gun look like a POS :)

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    I decided to give Duracoat a try in HK black and this is how it turned out:

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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Congrats on the upgrade;)
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Looks good but with every AMD65 I've ever seen, I can't tell if they're coming or going because of the fore & aft pistol grips!



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  4. Hun Shooter

    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    LOL I know what you mean. The muzzle brake extension is not helping either :)
     
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  5. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Lookin good! I did the frame on my witness in duracote. Used the rattle can stuff. It will dull out some over time. At least mine did.

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  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Dull out:eek:

    You mean it will mature into a nice matte finish:D:cool::p.

    I like the color on that frame.
     
  7. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks. Yea it starts out fairly shinny and looses the shine over time. That was stated in the instructions and it dido_O
     
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  8. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Duracoat really is a durable paint. I sprayed these ten years ago and they have held up pretty good. No paint is indestructible but this stuff is tuff.


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  9. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I did my latest couple of FAL's in Duracoat and it turned out really well. I did the same HK black and really like how it "ages" with use! The FAL's were never really coated with any consistancy and were prone to all sorts of damage and scaring as well as rusting, this gives it a nice finish that lasts and still shows use! Nice job, looks great!
     
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  10. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    "Paint"? Really? Never seen one that I had to add a catalyst to.
     
  11. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Then you are just messing around with water based house paint. Real paint has a catalyst or hardener. IE, automotive paint, aerospace paint and even Duracoat.
     
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  12. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  13. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I use the oven when I clean up surface rust. I scuff it up with steel wool and then put the parts in the oven at 125 for about 30 minutes. This heats up the metal and open the pours in the metal from expantion. Then while hot, I will spray WD-40 and watch the steam.........no more surface rust.
     
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  14. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I use only the cheapest spray paints for my cars. Real men don't paint houses nor mow lawns. Anyway, I fell for your trap. :cool:
     
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  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Ha Ha!!


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  16. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Even rattle cans have a catalyst. It is activated by the oxygen after you spray it.
     
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  17. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    On the duracote spray cans, there's a button on the bottom you pull and it releases the catalyst into the can. Ya shake it up real good and have to use it within a day or so before it sets up.
     
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  18. bbbass

    bbbass La Grande Well-Known Member

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    Only partially factual. Some do, some don't. Most simply air dry, nothing to do with oxygen. However, those specifically made for automotive use may have catalysts and hardeners in them that use both air dry and chemical reactions to provide resistance to solvents such as gasoline.
     
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  19. Hun Shooter

    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    If anyone in my area interested I have a kit in Tactical OD Green for sale for $40. Online it takes 2 weeks to get and costs $50. I bought this color by accident, damn Amazon :-(

    Weekend project anyone?

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  20. Hun Shooter

    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    UPS delivered another kit of HK Black paint today :)

    I had this Century HK91 clone for over 12 years, I love this rifle. Over time I've been trying many different scope mounts installed without success scratching the hell out the finish on the receiver. It needed refinishing bad. Since the AK turned out so well it was time for the G3 :)

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