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New 870 Finish Question

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Grocked, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Grocked

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    I recently purchased a new Remington 870 Express Tactical with blasted black oxide finish. Does anyone know about this finish? And, is it durable and rust resistant?

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011
  2. B Coyote

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    If it's anything like the finish on their other express guns, it's better than nothing, but definitely needs to be maintained often to prevent rust.

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  3. aippi

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    If you live in the dry western states it will serve you well. If you live in a humid area or this is a heavy duty use weapon there are going to be issues. So like Coyote said you have to stay on top of it.

    You will see a light rust color coat on the weapon. This is surface and wipes off easy. Keep the outside of the weapon oiled and wipe off any finger prints. Stay on top of it or there will trouble.
     
  4. Fonzie

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    My 870 express tactical is at the Rem. factory now to get the barrel & receiver refinished. I have the polycoat finish that was flaking off in chunks. good news is they're calling it a warranty job. Bad news = its been there for 5 weeks with no ETA yet.
    I wish I never bought the gun. Even though it always functions, all the paint peels off.
     
  5. Grocked

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    What's the "polycoat" finish??
     
  6. Grocked

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    Which 870 finish is most durable?
     
  7. coverdog

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    Blued
     
  8. IF I decide to keep my 870, I will be getting it finished in somethng besides the terrible factory finish.
     
  9. aippi

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    Poly coat is a plastic coating and is junk. Parkerzing is the best finish for an 870.
     
  10. em2b96p

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    I have a regular 870 express from walmart and if your finish is anything like mine, it will scratch and rust easily.

    Keep that finish oiled with a light coat. I also agree that the blued finish is most durable, although it looks cheap (IMHO).
     
  11. tenntornado

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    I am waiting on one of my 870s to get back,sent it out to get zinc parked,cant wait to see it.
     
  12. Serakote may also be a good option. I have one 870P in that finish, and it is holding up well. I too prefer a Parked finish, and see Serakote as a good Plan B.
     
  13. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    Cerakote is probably the best coating you can do besides parkerizing. I ended up going with gun kote just because they are local and I ha some issues waiting on Cerakote. I've been really happy with fun kote and have not had any problems whatsoever. I use my shotgun daily for work and the finish is really holding up. Where are you located?


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  14. North Carolina. Corrections.
     
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  15. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    Was going to recommend the guy that did mine if you were local


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  16. I got a really nice job done for $75.00 on a 7-shot 870P, by a friend that I do FFL transfers through.

    Thanks for the thought. Now get back out there and send us some business! :supergrin:
     
  17. JTR

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    Parkerizing on an 870 is HAWT!

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  18. tenntornado

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    Looks good!Zinc?
     
  19. Fonzie

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    I finally got my 870 Express Tactical back from Remington after @ 7 weeks. They refinished the receiver & barrel as a warranty job, even though it was beyond the warranty period. They put the same powder coat finish on as when new, and it looks good, except for the stamped area had rust on it when I opened the box (see pic).
    The CSR at Rem. first told me it was my problem, and Rem. has never heard of a finish issue with the 870. I asked for her Supervisor, who told me another story, and set me up with a shipping label and set up the warranty work.
    Thanks for the advice aippi - you know your *****.
     

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  20. ArmoryDoc

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    Looks cheap ? Wow. Bluing and wood are the cats meow, son. You kids. LOL.