factory finnish vs duracoat

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  1. G22GEN4

    G22GEN4 New Member

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    What is the purpose & what are the benefits of duracoat?
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Duracoat info...

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Getting Started with DuraCoat [/FONT]

    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Pick the DuraCoat Pattern or DurCoat Color of your choice (Rifle & Pistol).[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Decide if you have a way of applying the DuraCoat it must be sprayed onto the weapon. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If you do not have a airbrush and then we have low cost airbrushes, and the new Preval Disposable Sprayer, or the DuraCoat Shake 'N Spray Kit for 1 color. [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our airbrushes come with standard fitting to connect to your compressor.[/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Usually you will set the output pressure on your compressor from 20 to 40 pounds. [/FONT]
        • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If you do not have an compressor you will need to also purchase some cans of propellant to apply DuraCoat. [/FONT]
        • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Typically one can of propellant will do one or two rifles with DuraCoat. [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Preval Disposable Sprayers are designed to be filled, and then used with up to 4 oz. of DuraCoat. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]We recommend DuraCoat TruStrip™ to cut all gunk and grease fast. It dries extremely fast without leaving residue. This product is ideal for use as a cleaner prior to refinishing with DuraCoat products. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]We recommend you purchase some DuraCoat Reducer to clean your airbrush and tools. [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat is a resin not paint, paint thinner will not clean your airbrush and tools. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You might consider DuraCoat Clear to even out the slight sheen differences when using multiple colors, such as DuraCoat camouflage patterns. Its not necessary, but recommended highly for a top notch finish. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat Clear can also be applied over any DuraCoat color to add a more matte, gloss, or satin finish. DuraCoat Clear can also be applied over blued weapons to rust proof them. [/FONT]

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat Information[/FONT]​
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The DuraCoat System is the very latest in firearm finishing technology. No other commercially manufactured and packaged firearm finishing system offers the versatility, durability and user friendly characteristics of DuraCoat.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat comes in over 200 standard colors plus Clear and can be blended to match any color of the spectrum. Packaged in matte and semi-gloss sheens. DuraCoat can be blended to any sheen level, and applied in a multitude of textures[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat can be applied to ferrous metals, alloys, stainless steel, synthetics, wood, etc, etc. No preheating or baking is required.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Duracoat is also available in four turnkey finishing kits designed to meet the needs of all levels of firearms finishers, from beginners to high volume gunsmiths.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat is available in an ever growing line of CamoPaks with a variety of Peel 'N Spray Camo Templates providing a complete firearms camouflage system.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat is packaged in 4 ounce, 8 ounce, 16 ounce, 32 ounce, and 128 ounce sizes, and is supported by a battery of finishing equipment, coatings, and solutions.[/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat Refinishing Notes[/FONT]​
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Generally you need only wait overnight, or 1 hour if baked at 110 degrees F, to reassemble and fire your weapon. Most abrasive solvents, cleaners, and lubricants can also be used at this point. Full cure time for DuraCoat is three to six weeks.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When using multiple colors, such as camouflage patterns, DuraCoat Clear will even out the sheen, or reflection differences between colors, giving your surface an even, finished appearance.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat colors can be mixed with each other to match any color in the Spectrum.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat can be applied in a multitude of textures, with dry film thickness from .25 mils to 1.5 mils. You may add more on high-wear areas where tolerance is not an issue. The thicker and heavier you spray, the shinier your finish will become.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The ideal mixing ratio of DuraCoat to DuraCoat Hardener is 12 parts DuraCoat to 1 part Hardener. You can make your finish glossier or shinier by adding a little more Hardener, up to 10:1. You can make the finish duller, or more matte by using less Hardener, down to 14:1. Any greater or lesser ratio of Hardener may negatively affect durability.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]To remove any adhesive that remains when you peel off your stencil, user mineral spirits and a clean rag. Mineral spirits will not remove the newly applied DuraCoat, but will dissolve the stencil adhesive. Stencils may be reused many times.[/FONT]


    Source: http://duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Duracoat info...

    [SIZE=+2]DuraCoat Firearms Finishes FAQ [/SIZE]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]As an average gun owner, can I properly apply DuraCoat products without training? [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    Absolutely! DuraCoat is extremely easy to apply. Anyone can do it. DuraCoat was designed for the average gun owner. Preheating, baking and blasting are not required. Expensive, space consuming equipment is not needed. Simply clean and degrease the surface prior to application. If you don't have access to an airbrush, HVLP spray gun or conventional spray gun, our EZ Airbrush (#1SAB) is all the equipment needed and sells for less than $25.00. [/FONT]


    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If I have a problem applying DuraCoat, what can I do?
    Email Questions or Information Requests from 8:00am to 5:00pm (Pacific Standard Time) Monday through Friday and we will make suggestions that will help you to complete your project. Thousands of customers just like you have successfully DuraCoated weapons without problems and with professional results. DuraCoat is backed by some of the top professionals in the business of refinishing firearms.

    How durable is DuraCoat?
    DuraCoat is permanent. With normal use, a firearm finished with DuraCoat will last several lifetimes.

    What is DuraCoat?
    DuraCoat is a two part chemical coating. Unlike other firearm finishes, DuraCoat was created specifically for firearms. Other firearm finishes are "spin-off's" from other industries.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Is DuraCoat Teflon based?
    No. Teflon is a lubricating coating which is great for internals, but will not wear as well as DuraCoat on the exterior surface of a firearm. DuraCoat's combination of elasticity and hardness creates a finish impervious to impact, scratching and the elements. Some users say DuraCoat displays some lubricating qualities, but this phenomenon was never intended when DuraCoat was created.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Do I have to be a certified finisher to purchase DuraCoat products?
    Absolutely not! DuraCoat can be purchased by anyone. DuraCoat was designed for gun owners with little or no firearm finishing skills.

    How do I apply DuraCoat?
    DuraCoat can be applied by airbrush, conventional spray gun, or HVLP spray gun.

    Can DuraCoat be brushed on?
    No, absolutely not. DuraCoat is for spray application only.

    Will DuraCoat adhere to hard coat anodizing and Parkerizing?

    DuraCoat loves hard coat anodizing and Parkerizing as a base. Both processes leave a good rooting surface for DuraCoat.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]How much DuraCoat is needed to finish one rifle?
    A 4 oz. container of DuraCoat will coat 1-2 long guns or 2-4 handguns.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Are the Peel 'n Spray templates reusable?
    Yes. Most patterns can be used up to 6 times. The MirageFlage pattern is difficult to reuse because of the many angles. To reuse the template, remove from the firearm and place on wax paper for future use.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Do I need a special degreaser?
    Yes. Some degreasers, especially those used in the automotive industry, can leave a residue. This residue will form a barrier between the surface and DuraCoat causing a coating failure. We manufacture TruStrip degreaser solely for the firearms industry. TruStrip is capable of cleaning the contaminates commonly found on and in firearms and will not leave a residue.

    Do I need a special solvent to clean my airbrush or spray gun?

    Lacquer thinner will work, but clean your equipment with DuraCoat reducer occasionally. This will keep your airbrush or spray gun in top working condition.

    Is reducing DuraCoat required?

    Depending on your spray equipment, spray technique, climate and environment your DuraCoat may or may not need reducing. If your DuraCoat does not lay down smooth on the surface of your firearm, it most likely needs to be reduced. Always have some DuraCoat Reducer on hand as it may be required on given days due to weather conditions. DuraCoat Retarder Reducer cures problems normally occurring in high humidity weather. One of these high humidity problems called "blushing" makes the DuraCoat appear cloudy. Another called "dry spray" occurs when some of the DuraCoat dries before it reaches the firearm and causes a rough or dusty surface.

    Can I blend DuraCoat colors together?

    Yes. All DuraCoat colors can be intermixed. With a handful of stock DuraCoat colors, you can create an infinite number of colors by blending them.

    When is DuraCoat fully cured?
    DuraCoat is dry to the touch in 20 minutes, can be handled in 1 hour and is ready for use overnight. Although DuraCoat will gain most of its final hardness, elasticity and chemical resistance over a 4-6 week period, time will continue to enhance DuraCoat's characteristics over a lifetime. DuraCoat, like fine wine, gets better with age. As we say, "DuraCoat wears in, not out."

    How do I apply DuraCoat to wood?

    Degrease and lightly sand wood surfaces. Use DuraFil to remove any scratches and dings, then apply DuraCoat. Allow to dry overnight. Do not bake.

    I hunt along saltwater. Will DuraCoat withstand the salty environment?
    Certainly. DuraCoat is well suited for salty environments. One of DuraCoat's attributes is its extreme ability to resist salt corrosion. A firearm coated with DuraCoat simply will not rust...EVER!
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]What is the shelf life of DuraCoat?
    The shelf life of DuraCoat is 12-18 months if properly sealed and stored in a cool, dark place. The shelf life of DuraCoat hardener is 6 months, but can be extended by sealing it in a zip lock bag and placing it in a refrigerator.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Will DuraCoat burn off my barrel?
    DuraCoat can withstand temperatures as high has 500-600 degrees F. With "normal" shooting, your barrel will never get close to being that hot. If you are fortunate enough to own a transferable machine gun, or if you like to "blaze" with your semi-auto, do not put DuraCoat on your barrel, as your barrel temperature will rise to over 1,000 degrees F. In those cases, use DuraHeat. Our DuraHeat coating can handle temperatures up to 1,800 degrees F.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]How easy is DuraCoat removed?
    Not easy at all. The elastic nature of DuraCoat resists blasting. A qualified individual, with the proper blast media, can safely remove DuraCoat without damaging the surface of the firearm. Be careful. In most cases, we recommend lightly blasting the surface, being cautious not to remove any DuraCoat. Just "beat up" the DuraCoat giving it "tooth" so your new application of DuraCoat has something to adhere to.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Which is more durable, DuraCoat or DuraBake?
    Both DuraCoat and DuraBake are extremely durable. The advantage of DuraBake is its availability in a convenient aerosol can. The advantage of DuraCoat is it does not have to be baked and is available in an incredible number of colors.
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]How come other firearm finish manufacturers boast hardness, but make no mention of elasticity?
    In the case of firearm finishes, a common misconception is "harder is better". This is faulty "old school thinking". Hardness means brittle and brittle means chipping. DuraCoat, being elastic, will not chip. If your DuraCoat chips, it means you have a preparation problem. Most likely, the surface was not clean. Elasticity provides protection by "giving" when confronted with impact. Elasticity also helps prevent scratches and mars.
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    Source: http://duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/duracoat_faq.htm
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Duracoat info...

    Patterns available...


    http://duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/duracoat_patterns.htm

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Some general comments[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The process of applying DuraCoat is not much more difficult than painting a lawn chair with spray paint. The biggest difference is that DuraCoat is a resin and you must mix it with the supplied hardener before spraying it on your weapon. DuraBake you have to bake the weapon up to temperature to cure. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Duracoat should only be applied indoors in a garage or similiar building with good ventilation or outdoors and never in the home. Masks, N-95 paper filter type are always recommended as minimum protection with good ventilation. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Always wear safety goggles when working with any chemicals.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat will react with any Silicon near your project. Even Silicon in a sealed tube across the room can cause a reaction.[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
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    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat - [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Cures by chemical process after mixing the DuraCoat and hardener. [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Drys overnight so the weapon can be reassembled the next day, and then be used.[/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Available in a large variety of colors [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraBake - [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Is cured by baking the weapon in an oven for a period of time and uses heat to cure. (See the DuraBake page) [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Availabe in a limited number of colors.[/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Availabe in Aerosol cans, does not require an airbrush and a compressor or propellant.
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    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Weapon preparation - [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Is very important prior to applying DuraCoat. [/FONT]
        • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Degrease the weapon. [/FONT]
        • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Surface preparation (Table follows on this page).[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]First you need to make some choices[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Pick the Pattern or Solid Color of your choice (Rifle & Pistol).[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Decide if you have a way of applying the DuraCoat it must be sprayed onto the weapon. [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If you do not have a airbrush and then we have low cost airbrushes, and the new Preval Disposable Sprayer. [/FONT]
        • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Our airbrushes come with standard fitting to connect to your compressor.[/FONT]
        • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Usually you will set the output pressure on your compressor from 10 to 12 pounds. [/FONT]
          • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If you do not have an compressor you will need to also purchase some cans of propellant. [/FONT]
          • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Typically one can of propellant will do one or two rifles. [/FONT]
        • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Preval Disposable Sprayers are designed to be filled, and then used with upto 4 oz. of DuraCoat. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]We recommend TruStrip™ to cut all gunk and grease fast. It dries extremely fast without leaving residue. This product is ideal for use as a cleaner prior to refinishing with DuraCoat® products. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]We recommend you purchase some Reducer to clean your airbrush and tools. [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat is a resin not paint, paint thinner will not clean your airbrush and tools. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]You might consider DuraCoat®clear to even out the slight sheen differences when using multiple colors, such as camouflage patterns. Its not necessary, but recommended highly for a top notch finish. [/FONT]
      • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]DuraCoat®clear can also be applied over any color to add a more matte, gloss, or satin finish. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When you receive your DuraCoat Order to Apply 1 or More Solid Colors
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    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Disassemble your firearm to make it easier to apply the DuraCoat.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Use TruStrip degreaser (Degrease only once).[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Surface Preparation - Check the table below. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Use an air hose to blow off the surfaces. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mask off parts you do not wish to cover with DuraCoat.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mix the first DuraCoat color with the Hardner.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Apply the first solid color.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mask off overlapping areas and mix and apply each additional color of your choice.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Optionally spray on DuraCoat clear to even out the slight sheen differences when using multiple colors.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When you receive your DuraCoat Order with Camopak
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    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Disassemble your firearm to make it easier to apply the DuraCoat.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Use TruStrip degreaser (Degrease only once).[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Surface Preparation - Check the table below. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Use an air hose to blow off the surfaces. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mask off parts you do not wish to cover with DuraCoat. [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Select and apply templates.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mix the first DuraCoat color with the Hardner and then spray on the base coat for the pattern you have chosen.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Select and apply additional templates, and mix and spray on the next color.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Repeat the previous step until you have sprayed on all the colors of the Camopak.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Optionally spray on DuraCoat clear to even out the slight sheen differences when using multiple colors.[/FONT]
    Surface Prep Chart ( website below )

    SOURCE: http://duracoat-firearm-finishes.com/duracoat_guide.htm
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

  6. The finish from Glock is tough, so of course the primary purpose of Duracoat is to customize your firearm to make it more personal and a reflection of yourself.

    The Duracoat finish is every bit as tough as the finish from Glock.

    Also if you are too nervous to go at it yourself, there are lots of people who will do it for you reasonably cheap. Like me :D
     
  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    I'm leaning towards the Cerakote finish myself...
     
  8. MikeDeltaRomeo

    MikeDeltaRomeo New Member

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    Get the Cerakote; my LWRCs all came with it, I was impressed after I took one with me on a job down in Columbia and after 6 months in the jungle not a mark, no worse for the wear. So I believe the reviews about it now and plan to Cerakote some more of my weapons.
     
  9. The Duracoat holds tough also. There is a H&K USP in Afghanistan right now that i sprayed. Has been for three years.
     
  10. Blackridge

    Blackridge New Member

    Theres a smith my dad uses that does quite a bit of Duracoat & Cerakote work. After seeing both, and some of the different options, I'm definitely leaning towards Cerakote. Duracoat seems to be better if you plan to do different stenciles/designs/etc

    Both seem ***ing indestructable though :D
     
  11. I know Duracoat is. I'm not sure about the application of cerakote, but Duracoat is very very easy to work with. Makes custom work a breeze.
     
  12. DVCguns

    DVCguns New Member

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    Cerakote is the strongest of the "kotes" on the market. Its also the hardest to apply for the newb.

    There is no reason to coat a glock other than changing the color IMO. The factory finish is stronger than anything short of case hardening processes like NP3, HC, etc.
     
  13. Agreed. Custom expression is the only reason.
     
  14. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Well-Known Member

    I just like Tennifer.

    Durakote is pretty bad ass, though.
     
  15. Seiler

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  16. You can't see Tennifer, and no painting of the gun has any affect on it. It's a process in the creation of the metal not a finish.
     
  17. MikeDeltaRomeo

    MikeDeltaRomeo New Member

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    Tennifer is a process; there is no tangible 'tennifer in a can'.

    Moreover, as far coating for a Glock; I would go with Cerakote, I have it on some of my rifles and plan to a use it for my Glock project.
     
  18. msandoval858

    msandoval858 New Member

    Having recently worked with the coating process for the first time, I found that DuraCoat is great for giving you the ability to customize as well as an easy learning curve.

    I know a lot of people swear by Cerakote and I hope to one day get a chance to play with it on one of my firearms. One of the biggest appeals of DuraCoat is the huge range of color options to choose from. My wife wanted a very specific hot pink for her G23 and was very happy with the finished product.
     
  19. fls348

    fls348 New Member

    What's wrong with the factory finish?

    Although I do admit the first thing I do when I get a Glock is strip it down and wash the slide with dish soap and a broken in scotch-brite pad to knock off that shinny teflon type finish (hate it!). I miss the days of the Gen2's with the grayish finish on them.

    And yes this does turn the slide a shade of gray, which for me I absolutely love. I use my guns hard, no safe queens for me I have a G19 (circa 1994) with around 15K rounds and about 25% of the black finish still on it. Never once had a spec of rust.............the G19 is my off duty carry and had been since 1997.

    Though if your so incline to do the custom finishes I agree with most everyone else the Cerakote is your best bet.