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Want to apply Black coating to stainless steel slide on my Ruger Sr9

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Muddslinger12, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Any tips or suggestions? Best DIY coating to do this? I want it to be super durable. Maybe High temp Ceremic brake caliper paint?
     
  2. dusty

    dusty Mountlake Terrace Active Member

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    Interested also
     
  3. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    DuraCoat kits are a good way to go. Better than most paints... not as good as Cerakote, but a bit cheaper. Cerakote kits are about $10 more, but IMO, well worth the added cost. Both by the way work very well on SS... even SS that is highly polished.

    Stainless can be snotty when it comes to painting... especially if it's a fine or polished finish. I've tried all sorts of "conventional" paints with terrible to OK results. I've never tried caliper paint on a SS gun... plenty of aluminum calipers, and it works well there, but never SS.
    Try the ceramic caliper paint... the worst that will happen is that it sucks and you have to strip it and re-think the plan. Either way, post your findings so others will know one way or the other.

    C
     
  4. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    hmmm... I may give that a whack myself, good info Creeper. You gonna try it out Mudslinger?
     
  5. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Ceramic spray paint will go on too thick and not work. DIY you have Dura/Cerakote. There's a few options for true metal refinish but those get spendy.
     
  6. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Atypicalparkie- I am not sure yet "Cyclesurvival" offered me a sweet deal of $40 to cerokote it for me. Think i am gonna take him up on it as soon as i got the extra cash. Much easier and smarter to have someone who has done it several times to do it rather than chance any mistakes diy.