I do mine in Gearcoat by KG industries. So far so good.
October 19, 2008, 09:04 PM
What kind of finish does, for example, C Products use? Is that AlumaHyde?
October 20, 2008, 11:32 PM
I don't know about Alumihyde because it's for external use. What I'm suggesting is you have to look at how your coating is going hold up moving in and out of the mag well and not have to worry about shedding the coating in the well. You can think about doing a half & half, top half gear coat and bottom half in a finish that provides a good purchase when pulling out the mag
October 22, 2008, 10:33 AM
GunKote will chip but won't flake off like regular enamel - it's just a PITA to apply. I have never used AlumaHyde.
C Products coats their stainless mags with a black teflon-like finish that wears withoiut flaking or peeling. I'd not mind duplicating that finish.
October 22, 2008, 10:32 PM
I'v never had a problem with the gearkote. It's made for ring gears and piston skirts and it hold up well. Unless you super grunt and can load/unload at the speed of light you may a problem. Other wise I'v had no returns or complaints in the last 12 months. And as always, any problem are brought to me and I make it right....free of charge. When doing mag's you have to do a few steps that are not in the instruction.
October 22, 2008, 11:13 PM
October 22, 2008, 11:54 PM
I'v never had a problem with the gearkote. It's made for ring gears and piston skirts and it hold up well.I thought that gearKote was a lube and not a surface finish. The grey film coating on my USGI mags is pretty beat up and I'm trying to find a way to make 'em look presentable again.
October 23, 2008, 08:29 PM
Hey rbernie, It's a dry lube and it can be a little slick that's why I do half&half. Give it a shot on an old mag and see if it's what you want.
October 30, 2008, 11:53 PM
Its not pretty but the Brit army has used basic rattle can for decades. Its not the most pretty thing but beats nothing.
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