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Glock Frame painting.

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by dkreed26, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. dkreed26


    Oct 28, 2010
    everyone is talking about the Duracoat to refinish the plastic frames. How is that compared to a good plactic paint you get from lowes or home depot? I have a glock that i want to paint the black frame to the dark earth color to match my ar-15.
    also what should you really clean the frame with? i know acetone and mek will eat the plastic. any suggestions.
  2. RobarGuns


    Apr 17, 2010
    Duracoat calls for a bake or lengthy curing period (like 30 days, IIRC) to properly cure. We've tried it but not been happy with the results. Unfortunately over the counter spray paint is not ideal either, but would likely be a better choice for home application.

  3. kimber6


    Oct 23, 2009
    A friend of mine does duracoating and said that the coating is much tougher than krylon style paint. They cure it in an oven and it is supposed to be a really great finish. It's a little spendy so if you are just looking to change the color of a "beater gun" I'd spray paint it. If it's a gun that you don't plan on beating the heck out of and want to keep it in good condition, duracoat is the way to go.
  4. lsbbigdog


    Dec 12, 2008
    Cerakote offers C-series a ambient cure which is a lot tougher than Duracoat and cures in half the time or you can use H-series and bake the frame at a lower temp. I bake all plastic frames.
  5. USDefender

    USDefender Lay Them Waste!

    Jul 8, 2005
    Had an old Ruger P95 that I sprayed with a black, textured Krylon made for plastic... Worked pretty well, imo. Plus, the fact that it was black made it more forgiving of mistakes.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011
  6. xSkidmark


    Sep 7, 2013
    i used to paint xbox controllers and the fusion paint from lowes or where ever would end up chipping or pealing because of the oils on your hand. I would think the same would happen especially when you're shooting the handgun. you'll be sweating and it'll just eat the paint up.
  7. stoveboltgunnut


    Jan 15, 2013
    I realize I'm new here and don't have much credibility, but I'll put my two cents in. My "second" job is refinishing guns. Any of the spray and bake finishes are light years ahead of regular spray paint. Some spray and bakes are better than others, but they are all (for the most part) formulated to stand up to cleaning solvents and be much more resistant to wear. Please don't spray your frame with krylon. In my experience, air cure firearms finishes are only marginally better than hardware store spray paint.

    If you are on a budget you can get decent results with midway's wheeler engineering aerosol spray and bake finish.

    As with any finishing, prep is 90% of the job. With degreasing being 90% of the prep.