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May 17, 2004, 21:01
Don't know if this is the right forum, but....:confused:
Has anyone used this DuraCoat finish? I mean put it on yourself? If so, how much 'trouble' did you have doing it? :fal:
Used on four rifles so far. Sprayed over fresh park on metal. It does plastic furnature really well.
Give about a month to fully cure before you hose it down with acetone.
It was less trouble than you'd think. I'll use it again.
May 22, 2004, 20:37
Thanks elbo! I'll try it. Does it hold up well?
May 22, 2004, 20:59
I just finished putting my 1911 back together after Duracoating it with their parkerized color yesterday over a sandblasted Metalife(hard chrome)finish. Used a Preval sprayer to do it with. The only reason it was more difficult than Brownell's Moly Teflon or Alumahyde 2 was because those were preloaded spray cans(and the Duracoat can be purchased in spray cans too I think..I know Durabake can be)other than that metal prep, painting, and drying are about the same. I did use about twice as much as Lauer's estimate, but I do the same with the Brownell's products because I am not the world's best painter:) You might want to invest in the reducer for the Duracoat if you go the mix it yourself route as I think this might be a help(wish I had bought some.) Also, I bought mine at Knob Creek and actually bought it from Steve Lauer who was very friendly and helpful in answering my questions at the show and on 2 follow up calls to make sure I wasn't goofing everything.
Best of luck,
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