powder coat a shotgun?


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willyjixx
August 6, 2003, 02:25 PM
i called a shop on a quote for powder coating a shotgun an the guy seemed kinda leary due to the heat buildup. its a mossy 500 an i occasionally do some rapid fires. will these effect it much?

anybody done this?

need some advise as far as a yay or nay.

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BrobeeBiter
August 6, 2003, 02:48 PM
Hi Willyjixx!

I've powder coated two shotguns as demonstration guns for my AR15-870 stock adapter project. It is important to note that there are many different types of materials the powder coating companies have at their disposal (ie: epoxy, polyester, nylon, etc) and I would do some serious homework in trying to understand the type of coating you are planning on using.

For my test guns, I used a polyester based powder coating and thus far have no issues with it other than they coated it a little off-spec in the thickness department of one gun (to the tune of about 0.010 inches of excess material that made putting the gun back together a bit of an adventure. It is now very tight and a pain in the a** to disassemble)

Since coating the guns, I have about 500 rounds through each; most of this in 4 to 7 round strings. Thus far, I've been pretty happy with the performance of the coating other than the one gun being fitted so tight.

I hope this helps...

BrobeeBiter

willyjixx
August 6, 2003, 03:20 PM
this harder than i thought. i dont really trust the guy that can do it for 5-10 bucks for the reciever only.

1 place said they cant do weapons because there not federally licensed too:scrutiny:

most are saying its to thick so they advise not too.

got one place so far for a 100 bucks that can do it no problem an will let me in to look around the shop. the clearence issue makes me wonder though. as long as they dont shoot or coat the inside of the barrel or reciever what would be the problem?

Bowlcut
August 6, 2003, 06:51 PM
im hoping to get up to spanky's house maybe this weekend and take a pic of the barrell of his winchester 110 he powdercoated clear. he has yet to fire it yet, but hopefuly sunday. he did his astra a-90's frame last weekend and it looks GREAT. Im really thinking about doing my Hi-Point with his equipment..... Powder coating is just too cool :D

Sir Galahad
August 6, 2003, 07:19 PM
The company I work for has had problems with powdercoating for three years now. It depends on how they clean the part, chemfilm it prior, and other variables. If any of these isn't good, it flakes off soon enough. It might work for some, but powdercoat is hit-or-miss in some places. I'd steer clear of it myself.

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