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Best way to refinish plastic frame???

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by eseaton, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. eseaton

    eseaton 'OP'

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    I have just bought a Kel-Tec but it is in the gray color frame. I want to change that to black. What would my options be for the most durable finish?

    Thanks for the reply.

    eseaton
     
  2. RobarGuns

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    The best answer is have it sprayed with something like Duracoat or Polymax. That said, it would be possible to DIY with a good grade of spray paint, just make sure the surface is absolutely clean and free from any grease or oil before you paint it, and mask off any areas you don't want painted.
     

  3. lsbbigdog

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    Cerakote H-Series . We bake polymer frames all the time. low and slow baking.

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  4. dkreed26

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    what would you clean the plastic with so that you done weaken it?
     
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    degreaser. I use KG but many others will work
     
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    Step one ~ degrease.. try this stuff it works great. http://www.houtsenterprises.net/product123.html

    Step two ~ Sand with 400 gr sandpaper.. anymore and its too fine, anyless and it will scratch it.

    Step three ~ Apply 2-3 light coats of bulldog adhesive promoter (try cragan auto, pep boys, etc)

    Step four ~ Apply 2-3 light coats of spray can sandable primer (home depot, lowes, etc)

    Step five ~ Rub it out with 0000 steal wool

    Step six ~ apply paint

    Please don't forget to seal it when you done..

    Have fun..
     
  7. lsbbigdog

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    You can degrease it with Paslode nail gun cleaner sold at home depot. Works well and leaves no residue.

    Parts should be media blasted prior to spraying so the finish has something to bite into.
     
  8. waynokarider01

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    I realize that I am a little late on this thread, but most, if not all of the Keltec pistols have frames that can be replaced and they are available in a variety of colors at a very affordable price. The grip is not the serial numbered part, so it can be ordered and shipped direct to you.
     
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    Thanks
     
  11. anyplainjoe

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    How low is low baking and how much time is slow?
     
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    200deg for 2hrs
     
  13. David Frost

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    I once bought a Walther PPS with that weird blue frame. I checked around and found that I could dye the frame using Rit black dye. As I recall, it was simply a matter of stripping the frame of all components and suspending it in a pot of hot dye and salt. After it's completed, you wash it very well and re-assemble. I think you can find the full instructions on the net. I believe it was under an H&K heading somewhere.
     
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    We cook our Cerakote at 170 for 2 hours on polymer.
     
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    I'm going to be ordering this stuff today. I have a couple varmint guns i've been waiting to do something with .
    Those are really sharp . Nice job well done.
     
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    Can you post pics on how it turned out!?

    Thanks!

     
  18. score1

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    I read that kel tec sprays there guns for the colors and they all are black underneath
     
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    I think that some of the new ones have cerecote at least on the slides. My PF-9 frame is molded in color. It had a sharp mold line on the back of the grip that I filed off back when it was new with no loss of color. It is a couple of years old now, so things could have changed.
     
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