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duracoat vs guncote

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by sava6e, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. sava6e

    sava6e Portland Member

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    whats the difference? pros cons of each?
     
  2. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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  3. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    i use duracoat due to the stink of baking the other finish it is useable the next day and just gets harder with age. Give heavy barrels at least 24 hours before handling them. Duracoat has the best color range.
     
  4. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    In my experience Gunkote it is a bake on phenolic resin/or ceramic that once
    it is cured is a very hard and abrasion resistant. impervious to almost all chemicals, Duracoat is a air dry paint. In a bunch of colors and cool templates
    it kind of depends on what your trying to achieve. if you go with Duracoat then be careful with the cleaners you use some will bubble it up and make it soft.
    you can also bake the Duracoat which is supposed to make it harder faster.
    good luck with your projects hope this helped.
     
  5. sava6e

    sava6e Portland Member

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    Yeah I wound up ordering the manganese parkerize solution from them, well see how it goes
     
  6. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    it should be ok, I haven't used there stuff when you buy Park salution just compare to others to how much it makes. Some of the stuff out there is diluted, and doesn't make as much.
     
  7. gunwizard

    gunwizard Oregon New Member

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    DuraCoat has two differe3nt types, one you bake at a low temp and the other is air dry not as durable.
     
  8. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    Yes they do
    unfortunately you can take most any paint and market it as a low temp bake on. I used it twice, but mostly I have taken the stuff off of other peoples guns
    and scopes. And when it softens and bubbles with acetone makes you realize
    the power of marketing.
    but they so have pretty cool pattern templates.