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Difference Between Parkerized and DuraCoat

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NDLAWRENCE, Jan 12, 2011.


  1. NDLAWRENCE

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    whats the difference? im looking at a RIA with a Parkerized finish but my friend's got one with duracoat finish i cant seem to find one with a Duracoat?
     

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    Duracoat is a spray on finish
    AFAIK, the RIA's are all Parkerized.
     

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    alright thanks his does say duracoat on the box tho?
     
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    could be, i don't follow RIA's and the ones i see are parkerzed
     
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    does the parkerzed finish seem to hold up pretty good?
     
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    jsut did a search and you are correct, they do have Duracoat RIA's.
    the search also turned up issues with the Duracoat peeling/flaking off.
     
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    Park is fine. if you want a tough finish, Cerakote over the parkerized finish. that's how Chuck does it, and how i'm going to do my TRP Champion.
     
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    and this is from Ivan from RIA in regards to the peeling Duracoat.

     
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    I actually put duracote over parkerizing on a hipower...looks good
     
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    Worn Duracoat looks like hell.

    Worn parkerizing is almost as cool as worn bluing.
     
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    Parkerizing is more of an acid bath than it is a "finish".
     
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    well got one ordered so don't tell me anything bad now:uglylol: hoping it will be good:whistling:
     
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    Cerakote has proven to be much more durable than Duracoat. We apply finishes at our store and the Duracoat was not impressive at all.
    Parkerizing is great for rust/corrosion resistance, but is very poor along the lines of holster wear resistance.
     
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    I don't think parking is bad at all, to be honest.
     
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    :wavey: ill post pics up when it gets here
     
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    I like park too. It's ok if it wears quick because it looks good with some wear and you can repark 4 or 5 times for the price of one Ion-Bond or Black T or hard chrome.

    It soaks up oil and keeps the gun from rusting.
     
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    There's also something authentic looking about a parked GI.
     
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    And you really have ot find a good refinisher who has done hundreds of Duracoat jobs. Otherwise, it looks like glossy sprayed on coating. Yes, it's thick and durable.

    Can be done by the right person.
     
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