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theodd001
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« on: February 09, 2016, 01:47:19 AM »

So you know these ugly plastic side rails that tell you how many rounds you have left and how many of what size round you can load??? The writing is not necessary...! So I could have just sanded down the writing but I wanted to add something to this awesome shotgun that has never had a failure for me, by the way. I thought i would try a grey color. I wanted to do something quick and dirty so I went to walmart and got some good old rustoleum, Satin Grey. I went ahead and prepped and painted. The color actually came out pretty good but after letting it cure for about a week, the first dab of lubricant over the coat and it started to come off onto my cleaning rag. Time for something a little more DURAble!


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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 02:00:49 AM »

So after some searching on the Brownell's website I settled on Combat Grey. In the new DuraCoat Aerosol spray. I wanted to try something lighter but it was the only grey Brownell's carried. I had to scrape all the rustoleum off and prep the parts again. Spraying was a breeze in my garage, the stuff is pretty strong. I do recommend plenty of ventilation! The best part of putting this stuff on was when I held in one place too long and got a run, I could take a cotton cleaning patch and dab the run to absorb some of the run right off the coat with no trace of the run as it dried! I sprayed 4 coats total waiting about 5 mins between coats. Now I just have to sit and wait for the cure. After about 30 mins I could handle the parts without getting anything on my hands. I took some pictures, check it out. I will update after it cures and i can really handle the new coat.


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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 02:06:42 AM »

I forgot to mention, the more the duracoat cures the more matte looking it becomes. I wish the color was a little lighter but we'll see once its fully cured. Let me know what you think about the color!
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 09:01:15 AM »

I forgot to mention, the more the duracoat cures the more matte looking it becomes. I wish the color was a little lighter but we'll see once its fully cured. Let me know what you think about the color!

I had my AR Duracoated by GOE gunworks in DPM Desert Brown and Tan. It came out amazing. Duracoat does become more matte with time and it gets harder every single day. When I received the gun the initial coating felt soft and kinda rubbery for the first two weeks. It felt much better after a month... Its now been a couple years and it feels rock hard! The only wear points are on the rails where the claw section of the mount hits the finish. I am really happy with the finished product.

Its great stuff that's easy to work with. I refinished a Mosin with the two part system in matte black. It also came out very nice especially considering it was my first time applying it. I had to mix it because it was in two parts like epoxy. I then used the included airbrush canister... It came out awesome.

Here is a picture of my factory built Windham ME Bushmaster that I highly modified myself.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 12:01:35 AM »

Assembly complete. The coat is very hard, even after 24 hours of curing i could take a plastic pick and scratch at the coat with no markings on the coat. It has a slight sheen but still pretty flat. I wish the color was a little lighter but it'll do until I get an itch again to make some changes. The process was very easy with great results! Check out the pictures, I included one with my tungsten grey PPQ for comparison. Oh and don't mind the TRL-3, I don't really use it as a co-witness for the RDS!


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