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duracoat a revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 1badman, Jun 27, 2012.

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  1. 1badman

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    Anyone duracoat a revolver? Any info tips or how to's? Thinking of buying a cheap revolver to try it.
     
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    I've seen results ranging from very nice to huh? Also seen pro-to-be durocoaters looking for cheap guns to practice on. The last one I saw had been a carry gun for about a year and was only just starting to show signs of muzzle wear.

    I thought about doing it on a non-collector Smith but opted for a bead-blasted blue, glad I did.
     
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    No I haven't, nor would I. I would hard chome it though, hard chome is just an excellent, ultra durable finish. Duracoat has a reputation for wearing, and most of the firearms I've seen coated with it were in the process of wearing.

    Perhaps it must be professionally applied for best results.
     
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    I'd prefer to stick to more traditional finishes for revolvers. Got no problem with it on other guns.
     
  5. 1badman

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    I'm pretty good with custom stuff so I figure to try just looking to get pointed in the right direction.
     
  6. iLikeOldgunsIlikeNewGuns

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    Saw this photo online the other day :D
    bikemutt, I think this falls under the 'huh?' category

    (this is not my gun)

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    Wish I had taken pictures. I Duracoated a Iver Johnson 8 shot .22 after a guy tried to cold blue it. It turned out good. He shoots it religiously too.
     
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    Cerakote would be a harder finish.
     
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    The mostly purple revolver looks like crap, but if the perp is still alive, you can always say, "You just got owned by a purple gun."

    If there's some way to pass that on to his or her prison buddies, more the better.

    Then again, I worked at a gun shop, and always told the women, if you want to own a gun that won't constantly be borrowed, "Get the pink one."
     
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    ilikeoldgunsilikenewguns- The only other thing you'd have to do to really complete the look of that gun is to duracoat a band of orange around the muzzle. That way it could REALLY look like a toy.

    (I'm going to guess there is a law against doing that. Don't take this post as a serious suggestion.)
     
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    model 43

    I bought a model 43 airweight from a guy that coated the cylinder .Thefinish did not wear off. I believe it was the stuff brownells sells in the aerosal can .
     
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    I coated a model 13 with durabake a while back. Overall I have been pleased. I do know that if I carried it in kydex it wouldn't hold up
     
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    I have a High Standard Sentinel Mk 3 (1970s Dan Wesson, sold under the HS name) .357 that I bought CHEAP at the LGS. I got it cheap because of the uglied-up bluing and small rust pits. I figured I'll either Parkerize it or fill the pits with Dura Fill, JB Weld, or Lab Metal and Dura Coat it.
    Still haven't decided.
     
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    Yuck. How about Robar NP3 or have the revolver done in industrial hard chrome?
     
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