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Posted: 9/7/2005 2:28:16 PM EDT
Hey, just wondering how many have tried this type camo finish and how well you like it.


Kinda pricey...but looks cool. I am curious as to how well it would hold up in the woods.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 3:32:37 PM EDT
heated the link for ease of access


and I belive those are the most realistic patterns I have seen

Didn't catch the pricing, but if its within reason(like twice ordinary patterns), I say worth it
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:04:51 PM EDT
I've not found them to be all that impressive when it comes to solvent resistance, but I confess it may or may not be the same version that I've worked with.

Interesting stuff to be sure, but watch what you put on it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:28:01 PM EDT
I have a remington 11-87 that has one of those finishes on it.

These are where they lay the camo film in a tank of water and basically dip the firearm into the coating correct?

My 11-87 has many years of turkey and goose seasons on it. The coating has held up very well on the metal parts, and is flaking off on some of the synthetic plastic parts. This is limited and mostly around the edges of the forend and stock. It has held up well to the solvents, but isn't very abrasive resistant, at least not as much as the standard metal finish underneath.

For a hunting gun, it is great, but it has one major drawback, you make it alot harder to find your firearm if you set it down or lean it against a tree. Not saying I almost lost mine, but had a few of those moments using the outdoor urinal and turned around and was worried for a few seconds... "Wait, Squirrels don't steal shotguns." Blends in about a million times more than "stand out in the woods black."
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 6:36:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:30:51 AM EDT
Yeah, I know he's not the only one doing this stuff...just wanted to post a link for folks to see what I was refering to.
I have a Mossberg 835 with a similar finish. Like UVvis said, it scratches off the plastic somewhat. But seems to hold as good as Krylon finish.
Its my understanding that the final step of the process is to apply a clear coat of some sort, to prtect the finish. I would say this has the most affect on durability.
I'm using VVL800 military light weapons oil on the Mossberg, and doesn't seem to bother the finish.
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