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    Default new rifle!

    I just had a friend build me a custom AR and will post pics after work tonight . Need some help understanding duracoat and gun finishes in general. I had this rifle finished I. Flat dark earth duracoat, have not yet fired it, however the paint seems REALLY REALLY fragile and weak. Is there a better paint alternative or are all paints fragile
    Pics to come

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    Duracoat is a two part mix, even mixed right, I've had it flake off. I won't use it anymore. Some people swear by it.

    I use KG GunKote, no mixing, but you have to bake it. I've had very good luck with it. I think it comes in FDE also.

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    Duracoat always held up great for me.
    Are you sure that they used Duracoat?

    Alumahyde II is a great paint but takes a few weeks for it to cure

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    from what i understand the prep work is critical with any of those types of finishes.

    i do not have enough experience with them to give you much advice.

    i did use some of the bake on to do small parts and so far the finish seems very hard.

    the main reason i don't do more is the finish is pretty expensive and i am one of those that don't mind too much a worn looking shooting iron.

    i may do some ar stuff one day--probably colt gray--

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    I enjoy Krylon

    In my experience Duracoat is hit or miss. Looking forward to the pic though... I love AR's.
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    Any recs on so.some that does quality work...blasting and powder coating I mean?

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    I know people that swear by cerakote, but I have seen it come off way too easy. Prep is the key.
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    REAL men use phosphate, not paint. :-)
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    Well, I just learned that aluminum can't be parked? Any suggestions on anodizing service?
    Pics still incoming...gotta figure out how to get them off my smartphone and onto the laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 555th View Post
    Duracoat is a two part mix, even mixed right, I've had it flake off. I won't use it anymore. Some people swear by it.

    I use KG GunKote, no mixing, but you have to bake it. I've had very good luck with it. I think it comes in FDE also.
    I'm with 555th. Salbo pointed me in that direction years ago -- just did a Yugo with their blueing finish. Looks like it came out of the tanks.

    KG can be fixed prior to baking, makes it easy to work with.
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