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I've just begun coating some of my harded worked, and more abused weapons with Duracoat. Anyone used this before? Any opinions and or tips? Thank you.

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3 years 52 weeks ago, 5:48 PM

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I've never duracoated before, but I've painted alot of things in my life without prepping it properly and came out with shitty paint jobs. so my opinion/tip for ya is no matter what kind of time it saves you... make sure you clean and prep the hell out if it. don't get bored with cleaning/prepping and say "good enough" then coat it haha... been there done that... not with guns though. I don't think i could ever do that with a gun. post some pics before and after, I'd like to see what color/s you chose and how it looks. and for the record, I wasn't judging you, was just sayin I know theres more than one person out there like me with little or no patience when it comes to projects, a bad trait I gotta work on indeed. good luck and hope it turns out how you want!

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3 years 52 weeks ago, 7:48 PM

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I have a lot of experience painting cars.... I know all about prep work. One oily fingerprint and paint is trashed. Not sure if I have a before pic, but will post some compleated ones. Did an old enfeld (i think it was), and an 870 Express. Only color I have so far is black.

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3 years 52 weeks ago, 7:57 PM

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Ronin

I was kind of wondering if I should use some Metal Prep for Auto Painting on this one pistol I have that I am thinking of Durakoting?

It evaporates film less and clean. Also was kind of wondering it a good soak in remover would be ok on the metal parts?

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3 years 52 weeks ago, 8:16 PM

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They have a recomended cleaner, but I didn't have enough. What I read at some gun forum (can't remember name) was that you could use an aresol (sp?) brake cleaner, or any solvent type cleaner that doesn't leave a film. Plus the pressure is good to blast out the little nasties. I can't imagine soaking would hurt, your coating after removal. Just be certian to coat SOON after removal, before flash rust can affect it.

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3 years 52 weeks ago, 8:51 PM

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Sounds good Ronin

I've the HVLP Quart, Pint and touch up guns to do it with. Just need to get the digital stencils and the Paint.

With all the other stuff I have going on I keep putting it off.

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3 years 52 weeks ago, 8:58 PM

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They say it takes a month to 6 weeks to achieve full cure and strength.

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3 years 52 weeks ago, 1:14 AM

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I'll run it up to Cole's and throw it in the kiln and bake it once it isn't tacky anymore.

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