Anyone tried the Duracoat spray can yet?


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floorit76
January 9, 2014, 09:09 PM
I did a search and came up empty. Has anyone tried the Duracoat "can in a can" spray. Not the Durabake. And if so, what was your impression? Good, bad or ugly?

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onehappyferret
January 10, 2014, 11:22 AM
I used it on some 700 bottom metal and it came out just fine. You will have to heat it up after you spray it, it takes a long time to dry.

JBrady555
January 10, 2014, 05:32 PM
Im fixing to do an old SKS with that stuff. Glad to hear that you had good results with it onehappyferret.

floorit76
January 10, 2014, 06:23 PM
Well, if I could ever find back the airbrush I have somewhere, I'd just buy regular duracoat. But knowing it's here somewhere keeps me from buying a new one. So, I thought I'd try the can, if it was worth it.

carbine85
January 10, 2014, 07:36 PM
I've used it several times in black and green. It's great stuff and holds up extremely well. Prep work means everything. Plan out ahead of time on how you are going to hang everything in your oven. It's been around for a long time.

Kp321
January 10, 2014, 07:37 PM
Buy a $9.95 air brush at Harbor Freight and some of the two part Duracoat. I have had very good luck with the cheap air brushes and if you don't get them cleaned in time,no big loss.

stan rose
January 11, 2014, 11:16 PM
I used on a Mauser sporter about a year ago. It came out nice, just practice your spray teqnique on scrap metal first. Not much just enough to get smooth application.

JBrady555
January 12, 2014, 03:36 PM
I didn't think that you had to bake the duracoat "can in a can" aeresol in the oven. Am I mistaken on that?

quartermaster
January 17, 2014, 11:14 PM
I have had a few custom rifles duracoated and I know they were not heated. They have been very durable. Possibly my smith let them air dry for quite a while.

carbine85
January 18, 2014, 10:32 AM
I didn't think that you had to bake the duracoat "can in a can" aeresol in the oven. Am I mistaken on that?
What I used was baked on. My brother uses the touch-up sprayer and built his own oven to bake them.

CharlieDeltaJuliet
January 18, 2014, 11:13 AM
I spray with either a badger 155 or for bigger jobs a Sharpe gravity fed trim gun. I advise you have any firearm blasted before. I use 120 grit aluminum oxide and it leaves the surface perfect. I Duracoat and Cerakote for a living. I sub contract all of a local shop's work. A heat cabinet is easy to build, Cerakote only take 250 degrees for 2 hours. The only thing is it cannot be touched until it is heated. I have flashed small parts with a heat gun, but it only works with very small stuff.

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