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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Taylor Jarrell, Apr 1, 2020.

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  1. Taylor Jarrell

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    Will a coating on the magazine tube cause any tolerance issues, or would the excess just be shaved off?
     
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    Any info on there website on how think the coating is, even bluing will wear off where things touch. Can it be cold blued?
     
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    Not without taking off the parkerizing it's an Express. I'm wanting to hit it with some alumahyde to prevent Remington rust (which I've dealt with before). Considered cerakote but I can't justify paying as much for a coating as I did the gun.
     
  4. Taylor Jarrell

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    If it wears a little that's fine I just don't want to spray it then realize the pump won't go over it.

    Call me paranoid, but I still always ask the good people on this forum for their experience with products and methods before ever actually modifying anything I own from factory (even paint). I messed up one gun years ago that would have cost much less time had I simply asked first.
     
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    Rem oil seams to work good for the rem rust soaks in the pores, guns the alumahyde a try for the costs you can buy the sulostion to parkerize.
     
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    That's what I'd normally do, but where this is factory Parker it seems like more protection coating the bad factory parkarization with alumahyde as a double layer as opposed to stripping the old parkerizing to do it again. I can tell this factory coat is somewhat better than the 870s turned out a few years ago, but no where near as rust resistant as my blued 60s wingmaster.
     
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    I did a SAR1 in a gloss black alumahyde before and it turned out well, but we all know the AK is known for loose tolerances.
     
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    Ya give it a try, I'd clean it real good.
     
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    I have an old Remington 870 12 ga with 21" bbl that I turkey hunt with. When new I took it down and sprayed the barrel/receiver/magazine tube with dark green paint. It has held up well for the past 15 years. No problems at all.
     
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    That is not Parkerizing on an Express.
     
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    Rustoleum Self-Etching Primer is a beast. It dries a greyish OD green, and once it cures you can't scrub it off with a Scotch-Brite. Makes a fine base for a rattle-can camo job, too.
     
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