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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. 

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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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