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Shotgun parkerizing

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Kfeher2000, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Kfeher2000

    Kfeher2000 Hillsboro Member

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    Is there a good gunsmith in the Portland Washington county area for parkerizing at a reasonable price?
    I've also seen parkerizing kits on the web ...is this a reasonable DIY project for Remington Model 11 shotgun?
     
  2. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'll be interested to see the answers here. I wouldn't mind getting one of my guns parkerized.
     
  3. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    Its pretty easy to set up if you want to do a few guns. I'm a DIY(read poor) guy so I do all my own parkerizing.

    I wouldn't buy the park solution and build a setup with the intent of only ever doing one gun. If you want this one parked and think you'll be taking on more builds/projects in the future that require parking I would DIY. I actually park all kinds of stuff...car parts, axe heads and assorted tools.

    If you do decide to DIY there should be plenty of info out there for you but if you do have any questions feel free to PM me
     
  4. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    Why would a guy parkerize anything anymore since the advent of Cerakote? Their is no comparison to which is more durable or weather resistant.
     
  5. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    You should tell glock that......maybe they'd stop parking their slides and paint them instead.


    There are a few reasons a guy might like parkerizing.......one being it is a great finish to paint over for the ultimate protective finish, also to restore an older gun to its original finish, or maybe a guy just likes the look of a well parkerized gun.

    I am personally not a fan of painted guns unless it is flat black......which is my I like parkerizing.
     
  6. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Check this website: Blindhogg custom gunworks. Just one more option. I haven't yet done it but I did the bluing, which is significantly harder, and it worked great.
     
  7. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    eganx,
    I like parkerizing for its appearance. It's especially good for restorations of old parkerized items. It is better than ordinary bluing because it helps hold more oil. In my experience unoiled parkerized steel will show rust in only a couple hours of exposure to rain. A Cerakoted part will last for years in the weather with no degradation to the color or allow the base metal to rust.

    Would you be interested in doing an experiment? What I am proposing is you parkerize one of your frequently used axe heads on one side. I will send you a prepaid label for a priority mail box and send it to me for Cerakote on the other side. I will send it back to you on my dime and all I ask is an honest test of whatever you decide. Soak it in salt water, chop some wood, leave it outside, drag it behind your truck, submerge it in battery acid. Whatever you decide and then post dated pictures showing the results.

    Does this sound interesting?

    Shawn
     
  8. eganx

    eganx Kingston WA Active Member

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    While it does sound interesting, I am sure the Cerakote would prove a superior finish. I am not here to debate which is a more durable finish, I was just responding to you question of "Why would a guy parkerize anything anymore since the advent of Cerakote?". Everyone has their own reason. The OP asked about parkerizing, not Cerakote.

    There was an older parkerizing thread on here a while back that had some good info in it about mixing your own park solution.....

    http://www.northwestfirearms.com/gunsmithing-repairs/36617-diy-home-parkerizing.html
     
  9. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    The only reason I thought to ask it is Cerakote has a couple colors that look exactly like some of the parkerized treatments yet are immune to rust and substantially more scratch resistant. Cerakote also goes down in a consistant color opposing parkerizing where it is different over each steel alloy or metal hardness. I believe this is a a plus to parkerizing because it is an antique look that would be hard to get any other way. A little dialoge is never a bad thing. For restorations I prefer to try to use and duplicate how the gun was originally produced. To me Cerakote has no place in restoration work unless we are restoring AR's. To put an older shotgun back into service is a great use of Cerakote. If my old 1100 was in worse shape I would certainly consider Cerakote because I actuly hunt in the rain with it and I have a glossy Cerakote that mimicks black blueing very closely. It would shine in our saltwater hunting areas.
     
  10. Kfeher2000

    Kfeher2000 Hillsboro Member

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    Good info, how does Cerakote compare to DuraCoat?
     
  11. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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  12. Kfeher2000

    Kfeher2000 Hillsboro Member

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    Straight Shooter, what do you charge to Cerakote a Remington model 11?
     
  13. Roger

    Roger Aloha, Oregon New Member

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    I offer parkerizing, I am in Aloha, you can call me if you like 503-642-9066
    Roger
     
  14. Straight Shooter

    Straight Shooter North Bend OR Active Member

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    A model 11 usually has light intricate engraving. Are you looking to restore this classic or return a reliable tool to service? I would be happy to do it but don't know if this is the best thing for this application. We should talk over the phone on this one. I open at 10:00 Monday.
     
  15. Kfeher2000

    Kfeher2000 Hillsboro Member

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    Roger is Parkerizing my shotgun for me ...I'll let you know how it turns out
     
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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    is that applied with a roller or a brush?
     
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    Kfeher2000 Hillsboro Member

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