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powder coating rifle parts
« on: February 10, 2010, 11:16:38 AM »
Ok I am wondering if it would cause any harm to have my trigger cover and maybe the floorplate to my magazine powder coated?? 

call it a rifle makeover if you want  :rolleyes:  but I want a pretty color on my trigger guard and I can get it painted cheaper than buying one of those "pretty" blue or red ones...could even do my scope rings maybe but that entails redoing all my sighting etc......

my biggest concern is heat they are baked at such high temps I dont want to screw with temper etc.....
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 11:26:26 AM »
Dura Coat, comes in several colors. No baking required.  Also Alumahide II no baking although they work best to heat up the metal part to 90 degree's.  Both are epoxy based finishes, look good and do not require baking. 

Dura Coat







Alumahide II



Both good options

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 11:35:40 AM »
This is pretty funny run, did you see my reply under "its not that cold out"?
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010, 11:36:59 AM »
How durable is that finish......I'd powder coat my barrel in a minute if it wouldn't wreck it....there is a specific color I want and I like the finish on powder coated things.....I'd need to lay hands on something with the duracoat to see if I like the feel....
This is pretty funny run, did you see my reply under "its not that cold out"?

yes I did it reminded me to ask this question ;)
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 11:44:09 AM »
I used duracoat on a old rifle I had and it does not feel any different than any other rifle.  Still in the testing mode to see how well it holds up but been pretty impressed so far.  Plan on doing a couple more rifles with it in the near future..

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 11:45:04 AM »
I have 2 guns with Alumahide on it, 8 and 6 years with no wear issues with hard use.  I can't speak for DuraCoat as I have not personally used it.  I have heard good things about it.  And if you know your colorwheel you can mix the Duracoat colors to get the desired colors.

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 04:28:21 PM »
ive done the stock on my muzzle loader the action on my 10 22 and the handle, collapsable stock, and front guard on my ar-15 with dura coat . ilove the stuff. 
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 04:36:05 PM »
Im a big fan of ceramic coatings on rifles.
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 04:41:29 PM »
What does it do to the value of the Firearm? It seems like a great product for the wetside. No one likes rust!!!
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 05:20:53 PM »
This is all good info thanks and keep it coming........
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 05:37:53 PM »
do a little research on cerakote......pretty much the toughest thing you can apply yourself. robars stuff is way bad too

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2010, 09:53:02 AM »
I sent my a-bolt in last year to a gunsmith for him to Gun-kote it.  It was a standard blued rifle but had it changed to a stainless gun-kote.  Very durable coating.  I have rubbed it against trees and branches and not a scratch.  And protects it from the elements better than anything  :twocents:

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2010, 10:06:17 AM »
On another note, there is a member here who's company does the Dip on guns as well.  Very Very professional, its basically what you get if you buy a camo'd gun.  I am getting old and senile so I forget which member or the name of the company, but I'm sure some one here will remember.

The creokote is also a good brand, that stuff IS like iron.  All the brands listed here are high quality and you really can't go wrong with any of them in my opinion.  Application ease is basically the only deciding factor.

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2010, 10:26:28 AM »
"nwhydroprint" is the dip guy on here.

what about powder coat?

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2010, 11:04:14 AM »
"nwhydroprint" is the dip guy on here.

what about powder coat?

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We used nw hydroprint to do my sons shotgun turned out great.  My hubby is a powder coater by trade currently unemployed due to lack of work  :bash: :bash: but because of this I know I like the finish powder coating provides.  I actually looked into the dura coat lots of great color choices I may go that route seeing as I am only wanting to do a little makeover not the entire gun just add some accent color...you know like red heels with a black dress ;)
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010, 01:26:09 PM »
duracoat is pretty tough stuff. the only problem with it is it has to be airbrushed on.
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2010, 01:40:08 PM »
duracoat is pretty tough stuff. the only problem with it is it has to be airbrushed on.

They actually have it in a spray paint form.  That is what I used when I did my rifle..

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2010, 03:16:30 PM »
Seems great and all but what does it do to the value of the rifle?
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2010, 03:23:29 PM »
Seems great and all but what does it do to the value of the rifle?

I do not sell or get rid of my guns and I personally like them to be different than everything out there so it does not matter to me.  Personally I think if the rifle is all beat up with scratches and wearing if you did it right it would increase the value of the gun.  If it is done wrong though it could for sure lower the value.  I personally like picking up old rifles with rust and scratches that shoot well and make them look like new.  The gun that I did it to was maybe worth 150 or so before I got it and I know you could sell it for 300 or more now since it looks new.  :twocents:

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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2010, 07:26:49 AM »
Heres is my imput on it I have coated lots of guns.
1)Powder coat is tough it can go on a little thick so keep in mind that you may have to do some bedding work when done. also do not fill in serial numers. Its all about the prep.
2)We are just starting to work with the cereakote seems like tough stuff and maybe even more durable than powdercoat it defenatly is better chemaile ressitanat than powder coat. It also has better flex capabiltes than powder coat this can reduce chipping issues.
3)Camo dipping is a painting process so in general its would be a tough as what your car finish is although the factories tend to use less protective clear that most after market dippers we put 2 coats of clear on everything.
4) Value will depend on type of gun a collectors gun don't do anything but have it put back to original.a standard off the shelf may increase the value a little bit but typicaly we see bang up shotgun like 870 that would sell maybe for $200.00 the when finished they typical sell for new price of a camoed 870.
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Re: powder coating rifle parts
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2010, 07:36:28 AM »
Thanks for the info hydroprint.  I had you do my sons shotgun a while back so I know its an option I just don't want a camo gun ;)  I was thinking of doing just my trigger guard and scope rings in something pretty or jewel toned.  When the hubby goes back to work (hopefully soon) he has access so I could have him do it. 
As for value I am not even worried about that this is my very first rifle and slowly I am adding here and changing there when I get done it won't ever go anywhere anyway...lol
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