Best way to refinish a barrel


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AllAmerican
March 27, 2009, 08:11 PM
I think this one is powdercoated or parkerized.

Its not in bad shape but Im thinking it could be better.

What methods have you employed?

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March 27, 2009, 08:43 PM
I think KG Coatings' 2400 Gun Kote is a good option. I just ordered a bunch of paint and K-PHOS from them. The 2400 needs to be baked on at around 300F and the metal needs to be media blasted and thoroughly cleaned before applying the paint but it's supposed to be one of the best and most durable finishes around. One of the things I like about it is that the coating can be baked multiple times or the paint can be layered up and then baked once. The best way according to Chris at KG is to bake the base coat on for 2-1/2 hours, then apply layers of paint if you're doing a camo job, then do a final bake for 1 hour.

Brownell's sells the 2400 paint in a spray can called Brownell's Gun-Kote (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=1150&title=GUN-KOTE?%20OVEN%20CURE,%20GUN%20FINISH) which may be more convenient if you don't have a way to spray the paint that comes in the standard cans.

USSR (Don) has painted a couple of barrels and even provided some instructions on how to make a gas oven for the baking process. His oven is particularly well suited to baking long rifle barrels.

:)

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