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    That would work, but don't go through too much trouble just for that. The main thing I was wondering about was if the paint would attack the stencil material.

    A custom paint shop had me make some stencils for a motorcycle tank, but the paint they used heated up the stencils and made them want to lift. It could have been the mixture of his paint or the paint itself. We've done other projects since without any problems though.

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    I'm going to get some OD green to do an AK and an SKS anyway.

    It'd be neat to have an AK silhouette sticker to see if the paint is compatible with the stencil paper. Or maybe just the letters AK-47.
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    That wouldn't be a big deal to make up. Just let me know what size it is or even take a picture of what you're putting it on and one dimension of it. That way it can be drawn up to scale.

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    It would probably be best to try it on a magazine so have it made up for a 30 round AK magazine.
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    Tip #2: Heat is your friend. This stuff takes forever to dry at 60 F. Testing so far shows that radiation (heat from a light) works well with the black color. Same with the Sun.
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    Gunplumber,

    Your first image is a dead link, I tried to fix it for you.

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    I've had my Sherwin Williams rep here in town run the "Prolen on a gun " question up their food chain . Their guy said that they couldn't recomend it for firearms application due to the brittlness of the product .They felt that the paint would not expand with the metal as it expanded due to heat . Haven't tried it . Don't know for myself from personal experiance .
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    Update on "real" Duracoat - the hardner has a shelf life of about 8 months.

    Don't stock this stuff - only buy it if you're going to use it right away. My "hardner" allocations turned into rocks at 65F within 8 months - unopened. No expiration date marked, so demand to know from you supplier how old the product is before you buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trotsky
    Update on "real" Duracoat - the hardner has a shelf life of about 8 months.

    Don't stock this stuff - only buy it if you're going to use it right away. My "hardner" allocations turned into rocks at 65F within 8 months - unopened. No expiration date marked, so demand to know from you supplier how old the product is before you buy it.
    Greg up at Laur told me that the best bet was to keep it in a refrigerator .I go through the stuff fast enough that it hasn't been a problem yet , but that stuff's to expensive to take chances with.
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    Got that right - I suffered the same problem with my hardener after about the same amount of time. This was during the winter months too...

    I'd like to know what kind of hardener that is, and wonder if I could go to the local paint shop for a replacement. It REALLY SUCKS when you get ready to paint, only to find you have to mail order more hardener.

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