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Duracoat ?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ob1, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Does any one have any experience with Duracoat ?

    I thought I might try some on an old AR receiver.

    Any local (OREGON) sources for the do it yourself kit ? Thanks
     
  2. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    I use Norrells finish result looks factory and it really durable

    both it and duracoat are mail order

    duracoat requires mixing norrells does not

    i uses duracoat once and it plugged up the airbrush they sent with the kit may have been a defective brush i got some norrells and a cheap harbor freight airbrush and can take old parts and make them look new again
     
  4. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info guys
     
  5. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had an M16A1 upper reciever and barrel duracoated to match my Eagle Arms lower. I was able to choose the color and its a 99 percent match. It looks like a brand new rifle now. I had a local gunsmith here in Oregon City do it. PM me and I'll send you his email.
     
  6. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info on the Duracoat. I was originally thinking about a do it yourself project, but there doesn't seem to be a local source for it. I hear that you have to pay an additional haz-mat fee for shipping that is quite hefty.
     
  7. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    He did it for $150.
    This is the result. The flash of the camera tends to accentuate the difference but to the naked eye its a near perfect match.

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  8. gunwizard

    gunwizard Oregon New Member

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    I have found that duracoat is the best for color's and for wear, heat resistant, salt resistant and withstands most, if not all chemicals.
    This gunsmith in Eugene is doing it.
    http://www.willamettevalleygunsmithing.com
     
  9. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    i use it all the time with excellent results and i apply it with a harbor freight air brush real easy to do.Unless the guy is supplying the paint he should not be charging more than 50 bucks tops it would take about 15-20 minutes to do it and a 10 minute clean up
     
  10. gunwizard

    gunwizard Oregon New Member

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    The best way to apply duracoat and expect it to last as long as it should and be durable is to fist either bead blast the part or parkerize the part first. This is the way it was meant to be applied. And yes it will cost more that $ 50.00. Customer never should have to supply the duracoat.
     
  11. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    David at Trident Industries is duracoating a slide for my wife...He charging 65 for the disamebly, painting and assembly with a clear coat. He can be reach by email at tridentindustries@comcast.net or phone 541-760-5489

    I can't vouch for his work yet, but in talking to him on the phone and though emails he seem reasonable and willing to work though the details that we want. I update my posting when the slide returns...
     
  12. ob1

    ob1 49th parallel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys..................
     
  13. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    It comes off real nice with acetone
     
  14. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    +1 on Trident Industries.... he has done A BUNCH of guns for me - top notch all the way around...

    He did both of my Saigas:
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    He did the M4 in this photo:

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    He did the mag and furniture in this photo:

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    He did the digital ar in this photo

    Here is an example of his parkerizing on the AK and SKS in this photo:

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  15. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    What did you have to pay for the digital AR job if you don't mind me asking,
    I've been checking into pricing to have a couple of mine done and the price has been scarey.
     
  17. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I got it done on a trade.... You need to talk to him on price $$$$. I know its spendy, but worth it.
     
  18. Southridge

    Southridge Orting WA. Member

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    Looks like you have a nice collection started there
    it's nice when you can do trade, it sure helps.
     
  19. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    Ok you guys talked me into it, **** i used to paint cars, how hard can it be well i looked up Duracoat on the internet and ordered some paint and camo stencils and we are off and running, well attached are the results. I think this is great paint and easy to use, i would recomend it to any first time painter it is very forgiving, and the quality is above average.

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    TEC-9-2-2.jpg :thumbup:
     
  20. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Well I have gotten the slide back from Dave! My just loves the color (goddess purple) I'll try to get decent pictures of it soon. The only pictures I have the flash makes color wash out.