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Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by ankur_ank007 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:32 pm

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Can someone suggest me from where can I buy Duracoat Firearm Finish? I tried searching alibaba, ebay and a lot of other e-commerce sites, but in vain.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by aadhaulya » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:19 pm

Ankur,

Today I was wondering that why not use spray paint on knives and air guns to give it a good finish. Probably they may not give the desired result in fire arms because of the heat generated.
But spray painting should give good results on knives (for display, where else can you use them in any case) and airguns.
They would work out much cheaper, but expert advise would be required.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by xl_target » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:24 pm

Today I was wondering that why not use spray paint on knives and air guns to give it a good finish.
It is usually not a question of heat resistance, it is a question of durability.
Most spray paints are just not durable enough and the paint will flake off or chip off with use.
Duracoat, when properly prepped and applied, forms a very hard and nearly indestructible coating.

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Duracoat finishes can be exceedingly tough.
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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by ankur_ank007 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:48 pm

aadhaulya wrote:Ankur,

Today I was wondering that why not use spray paint on knives and air guns to give it a good finish. Probably they may not give the desired result in fire arms because of the heat generated.
But spray painting should give good results on knives (for display, where else can you use them in any case) and airguns.
They would work out much cheaper, but expert advise would be required.

Atul
Hi Atul ji,

In firearms also spray paints can work but only on the stocks, grips etc, however on the mechanism due to friction of the mechanical parts, heat and burnt residual spray paints do not work. I tried along with my cousin on his pistol, within days it came our around slides and hammer and we opted for traditional bluing. I have seen many constables and SIs painting their guns which looks bad as hell.
I think on knives it may look good, but I am a fan of tradition gold engraving.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by aadhaulya » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:00 am

Ankur,

I have studied the electromechanical gold plating process but stencils are required for that. Do you have any idea of the source of those stencils. That should be a good experiment.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by ankur_ank007 » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:57 am

aadhaulya wrote:Ankur,

I have studied the electromechanical gold plating process but stencils are required for that. Do you have any idea of the source of those stencils. That should be a good experiment.

Atul

Atul ji

For electrochemical plating and etching process you can buy stencils from Aliexpress.com, machines are also available. Midway USA's also sells the same, but importing via them will be a bit expensive.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by aadhaulya » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:11 am

Ankur,

Were you able to source the Duracoat Firearm Finish. My revolver is due for a bluing touch up and I would like to try this Duracoat for the job.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by ankur_ank007 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:01 pm

aadhaulya wrote:Ankur,

Were you able to source the Duracoat Firearm Finish. My revolver is due for a bluing touch up and I would like to try this Duracoat for the job.

Atul
Atul ji,

Unfortunately not, however I have procured Rust Oleum Spray in Desert Sand and Deep Jungle colours. I purchased it from Tolexo.com. I will try it on a piece of steel and an iron piece and see the finish, if it works then only I will suggest it to you.


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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by ankur_ank007 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:06 pm

aadhaulya wrote:Ankur,

Were you able to source the Duracoat Firearm Finish. My revolver is due for a bluing touch up and I would like to try this Duracoat for the job.

Atul
Hello Atul Ji,

Used Rust Oleum shades to desert camouflage a Thermos flask. Seems pretty, lets see how durable the coat is. The texture of the desert shade is some what grainy to feel too however the Deep Jungle Green is smooth to feel. The desert one has made it look and feel like fine sand has been sprayed on the surface.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by aadhaulya » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:28 pm

Ankur,

Thanks for the information. I think I will stick to the cold bluing for my touch up jobs this time.

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by ankur_ank007 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:48 pm

aadhaulya wrote:Ankur,

Thanks for the information. I think I will stick to the cold bluing for my touch up jobs this time.

Atul

Hello,

I would suggest that too, until you want to make your gun like this one;
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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by aadhaulya » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:57 pm

No Ankur, thank you but I like my gun the way it is. :D

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by PeterTheFish » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:51 am

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by vanlalthakima » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:07 am

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Re: Duracoat Firearms Finish

Post by Woods » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:54 pm

This spray paint is for alloy wheels so it may be a tough thing . May be given a try .
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