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Durable 780 express finish

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by ID-shooting, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. ID-shooting

    ID-shooting Member

    Dec 15, 2012
    Nampa, Idaho
    I have this old 870 express i picked up really cheap and added a few do-dads to. I use this gun to bang around the woods, desert, and such. Goes to camp make Yogi behave, pound around chasing pheasant, and a few grouse. Love this gun, goes everywhere. The problem I have is the finish is getting rather thin and I fight rust on the receiver. I keep it oiled that that tends to wear off quickly.

    I have read about all the different cold finishes out there. I do want to keep the work cheap. Any reccomendations for a cheap, durable finish? Dont need want pretty, just want it to be tough.

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  2. jmr40

    jmr40 Member

    May 26, 2007
    Can of Krylon. Refinish as needed.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Sep 17, 2007
    Eastern KS
  4. dfariswheel

    dfariswheel Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    If you want really durable, one of the epoxy gun finishes will last very well.
    Some require mixing and spraying, some come in a spray can.
    Some require baking in a kitchen oven, some are air curing.

    Brownell's sell most of the good ones.
    Lauer Duracoat comes in many colors and is one of the toughest and most durable.
    Brownell's Aluma-Hyde II is good.

    For easy and cheap, engine block paint or most any flat finish heavy duty paint will work and last fairly well.
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