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
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.
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
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--
:brows: I enjoy Krylon :brows:
In my experience Duracoat is hit or miss. Looking forward to the pic though... I love AR's.
Any recs on so.some that does quality work...blasting and powder coating I mean?
I know people that swear by cerakote, but I have seen it come off way too easy. Prep is the key.
REAL men use phosphate, not paint. :-)
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.
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.
Originally Posted by 555th
KG can be fixed prior to baking, makes it easy to work with.