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Posted: 6/17/2009 7:00:02 PM EST
Hey I was just curious about Duracoat. Have you guys used it and applied it yourselves? How hard is it to do? Anything you'd do different or learned after you completed your first gun? Just curious about it. Post away and let us admire your hard work!!
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:03:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:04:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 7:08:36 PM EST by Danner130]
Not difficult, it's about the prep work. You want a real compressor of the air brush.

Here's a couple of mine:


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:12:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By marksman121:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=6&f=19


Thanks for that...don't I feel dumb now lol!? I didn't realize we had that forum.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:13:48 PM EST
the white one looks like a stormtroopers AR
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:13:51 PM EST
Danner...those look GREAT!! So did you have prior knowledge on how to do this? What prep work is involved?
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:26:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By TxSoldier:
Danner...those look GREAT!! So did you have prior knowledge on how to do this? What prep work is involved?


No prior knowledge. In fact, I've never painted anything. The Magpul FDE gun was first, the pale gray was second.

I decided to take the guns apart, so all the Duracoat was done to individual pieces. Lauer sells a spray cleaner/degreaser, and you want to use that. Take your time, follow Lauer's instructions. Tin coats, and multiple coats work best. Let the parts dry for a good long time (not easy to do) before assembly. Keep all lubes and cleaners away from the parts for at least a week after they are sprayed.

Go for it, it's really fun, not too difficult, and a real blast to do. In fact, I need to do another one real soon.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:28:33 PM EST
I want to Duracoat my SKS.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:29:58 PM EST
Its so easy a caveman can do it. Really. The hardest part is cleaning up. Wear a respirator, that stuff is thick.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:31:12 PM EST
Use a good paint deployment apparatus. I tried the shitty airbrush that came with the kit and it sucked. I went out and bought a Kobaly detail gun and it worked very very well.


Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:31:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By ackspac:
Its so easy a caveman can do it. Really. The hardest part is cleaning up. Wear a respirator, that stuff is thick.


nope the hardest part is teaching people to do the prep work right....



Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:35:00 PM EST
will be shortly.
10% product
10% beer
80% prep
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:43:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 7:49:08 PM EST by merlin7782]
I don't know about anyone else but I think this is badass

http://uparmored.tripod.com/
I'd consider flying a weapon to NY just to have them do a complete rifle, since their websites says they can't receive weapons in the mail..
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 7:48:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By merlin7782:
I don't know about anyone else but I think this is badass
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/762sniper/arpistol1.jpg
http://uparmored.tripod.com/
I'd consider flying a weapon to NY just to have them do a complete rifle, since their websites says they can't recieve weapons in the mail..


That is the coolest fuckin paint job ever.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:00:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mauritius:
Originally Posted By merlin7782:
I don't know about anyone else but I think this is badass
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc59/762sniper/arpistol1.jpg
http://uparmored.tripod.com/
I'd consider flying a weapon to NY just to have them do a complete rifle, since their websites says they can't recieve weapons in the mail..


That is the coolest fuckin paint job ever.


It fucking is, I'm going to give the guy a call tomorrow and see what it'll cost to do a complete rifle in that pattern..

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 8:46:35 PM EST
I have used it before.

Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:11:03 PM EST
its ok.. i prefer the better wear property's of Ceracoat better.. Seemed to last a bit longer and was a bit stronger in adhesion.
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:29:04 PM EST
its ok, but I prefer Cerakote and Gunkote
Link Posted: 6/17/2009 9:48:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/17/2009 9:50:48 PM EST by The_Gooch]
It is okay. I have a Romy G kit built on an Armory USA AK receiver that I duracoated in semi-gloss black and it has held up fine so far.

I had my 1911 worked on by Springfield Custom and I had them refinish it with Black-T. It is a nicer finish than duracoat.


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