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A few Duracoat Questions

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by chrisnoel27, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. chrisnoel27

    chrisnoel27 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about Duracoating my EDC. How long does it last? Does that depend on how many coats you apply and how many times you draw from holster?
    Mainly, is it worth the cost and trouble?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    There are several threads on this here in the gunsmithing forum. Searching and reading through them will answer a lot of your questions -- and probably some you haven't thought of.

    The short answer is "a long time, but not everywhere." ;)

    The coating is pretty hard to wear off, so your gun will have that finish on it for many years. However, it isn't all that difficult to chip or knock off along the edges. After 6 months to a year of constant carry, draws, holstering, and range use, you're going to have shiny edges showing.

    Here's the most recent thread on this: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=641799

    In it I said:

    And this:


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