View Full Version : Refinishing and DuraCoat

January 07, 2009, 20:43
I bought some DuraCoat "Park" and had a few questions before I spray. I can't find any 120 grit aluminum oxide to blast with only 80 or 320. I am trying to decide if I can just sandpaper the rough spots smooth and go over that.
Also I have to spray in my basement but it's kind of cool, what is the minimum temp I should try and spray it in?
The last q is just a personal pref but anyway the Imbel receiver was new and I thought I would skip spraying that but it is grey and would not match but figured it would look ok as I have seen a few with the similar contrast.

January 08, 2009, 09:54
80 grit will be OK... just go easy on it and stay back some. Trial runs on scrap will tell the story.
You *could* just clean the rcvr and paint as-is; but the texture might not match. I never liked the idea of sanding.. way too much work and some of the scratches might telegraph thru the paint and too-smooth places will peel/chip/wear faster

Blast, park then paint is the standard