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Do it yourself duracoat....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by HRLRDR22, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. HRLRDR22

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    Well I did what everyone always says to do because im new and I didnt want to get yelled at. I searched the threads using search and the question I need answered I really didnt find.

    1. Have you yourself tried to use the duracoat finish?

    2. Did you use 1 color or there camo-packs if you used camo-pack was it difficult?

    3. Would you use it again or just send it out to a professional?

    4. If you did it yourself and have pictures please post.

    As you can tell I am contemplating buying the Duracoat and trying myself or just sending it to a professional so I dont screw it up....Thank you for any and all info you can provide me.
     
  2. HRLRDR22

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    Well this is kinda weird...80 people lookad at it and no replies...usually you guys have a little imput...I thought i asked the right questions but maybe not....do i need to do something different or post in a different forum???
     
  3. Beav

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    I duracoated some old beat up HK 93 mags a while back and it came out great. They look new now so I would definitely do it again.
     
  4. Zak Smith

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    I noticed in the pics you have different desings what did you use to make those.....if you didnt use the stecils...just sprayed them yourself?
     
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  7. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    Yes, we used various types of netting to do that.
     
  8. answerguy

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    I have no clue as to what you're putting the duracoat on. Isn't it for truck beds?
     
  9. Zak Smith

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    Sherwin Williams Polane-T is very similar to DuraCoat, and you can probably get it in bulk locally cheaper than you can get DuraCoat.
     
  10. HRLRDR22

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    AR-15....dont know if this really matters or not but maybe it will help
     
  11. RKirby

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    Not DuraCoat, but something similar in application procedure.......

    http://www.hs2000talk.com/viewtopic.php?t=28869

    I have done quite a bit of research on DuraCoat refinishing and the common thread to a successful job seems to be the surface prep you do beforehand. The worse shape your original finish is in, the more prep work you will have to do.

    I'm going to be refinishing two Springfield XD's sometime this year and will probably go with DuraCoat.
     
  12. Vermont Guy

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    Not strange at all. 80 guys wanted to find out if it was easy to duracoat all their firearms. That's what I came for.
     
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