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Finish peeling off Rem 870

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Jonas101, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Jonas101


    Sep 2, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    I use this gun for work, and have owned it for about 8 months. Now the finish is peeling off and bubbling up. I called Remington and they suggested I send it back to get refinished.

    Should I do that, and risk having the same crappy finish applied, or have a real finish put on by someone else?

    Which finish is best for a hard use, duty weapon?

    Suggestions are appreciated.
  2. fourrobert13

    fourrobert13 I am the law.

    Oct 4, 2005
    SW Ohio
    If Remington is doing it for free, then let them do it and if it starts coming off again down the road, duracoat it.

  3. aippi


    Jun 12, 2009
    The issue of that finish was on the production line as they found a worker who was skipping a step in the process. He no longer works there so you will not have the same issue with the new finish. I know this because when I was at the factory in April I asked because I sent pictures to them of this issue when it first came up. Everything is tracked by serial number and they were able to track the weapons that had these issues to a production lot and to that worker.

    for heavy duty use I always recommend parkering over all other finishes but some will not agree. Remington shares this opinion with me which is why the 870P and 11-87P are parkerized.
  4. Lugi


    Nov 23, 2006
    I had a small little rust spot.very small by the BS and they told me to send it in well I got barrel back and it was parkerized them back and complained that it did match the rest of the gun so they told me to send the rest of the gun, now the whole gun is parkerized! Looks good and no more problems! Just send it in.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  5. eagle359

    eagle359 Glock Fanboi

    Mar 20, 2000
    I had the same issue with my 870. I sent it back to the factory and they reapplied the finish. It came out perfect. How long it will last, I do not know as I have only had it back about two months. Free (and a seven week wait) beat paying.