Duracoating a glock

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  1. biggin215

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    Has anyone tried this? I am looking into it and am wondering how difficult it is to do. i would like to change the frame color on my 30 but i have no idea what color I want yet (I am thinking a desert tan or a grey-blue or white or a gunmetal grey).
     
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    Have you ever duracoated anything before? It can get very messy, I don't see any advantage except for color change? IMO too many things could go wrong and get messed up...
     

  3. biggin215

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    No I haven't ever done it but it doesn't seem too hard. Just take the gun apart, degrease it and everything then hang it up outside, put the mask on, and spray it down.
     
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    If you completely strip the frame, I don't see it being too big of an issue. I've done lots of duracoat jobs but not a glock frame....yet

    Here's a couple pistols I've done, though...

    Para with grip screws, beavertail safety and frame painted:
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    A horribly blurry picture of a baby eagle:
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    And a couple recent rifles....
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  5. biggin215

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    Those look awesome! By completely strip the frame you mean take out the trigger assembly, the mag release, the slide catch, the breakdown lever, etc...?
     
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    Thanks and yes, that's what I would do...

    I think having the contrast of the pins, mag release, slide release, etc, would look great
     
  7. biggin215

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    I agree, that would be cool.... I'm gonna do it! Now I just have to decide on a color....

    Little question, the little aerosol adapter they have for the 4 oz cans.... is it any good? It seems like the easiest way since I don't have an air compressor and not a whole lot of room to do this.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

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    The G23 pictured below was DuraCoated in Foliage Green.
    I stripped the frame completely and sent it to Oakridge Custom Finishing.
    Gary does flawless work.
    If you decide to spray it yourself, let it sit for 2-3 days, if you do not bake it.

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  9. biggin215

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    Noted. Let it sit for 3-4 days... that I can do. Can i just bake it in an over? lol, just kidding. I will just let it hang. That looks pretty awesome. I have a few colors in mind the most exotic being a gey-blue color. i am leaning towards a desert tan or metallic color though.
     
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    I guess if thats all you got, then that'll work. If you're not dead-set on doing it yourself, price it out what it would cost to have someone else do it and then price it out on what you would be out in materials/equipment.

    Awesome lookin' glock! I'd like to see a larger picture of just the glock to see the color better.

    As far as letting it sit for 2-3 days, they recommend 4-6 weeks for full cure...just FYI
     
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    I paint all kids of firearm stuff in Duracoat (all the time) it easy…

    Here are some of the things I’ve done this last month, of course I do everything in what I call Zombie Camo, but that’s just me.. LOL.LOL…

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    Glock 22c and Aimpoint Micro T @ (50% complete) at this point when it’s complete it should (will) look like the AR above.

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    About 85% complete at this point.


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    Misc DuraCoat projects

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    I did a step-by-step on how to use duraCoat, Aaaa hhh here it is, It’s rather LllllllOOOONNNNNGGGGG and does contain well over 100 pics so have fun with it..

    http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=46298&highlight=linkpimp

    Tdc..

    P.S.
    For what it worth, I’m also working a youtube step-by-sep video for durcoating, I should have it competed in a few days..

    Bottom line is it’s easy and fun..

    Hope that helps

    TDC..
     
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    No these are crap.. you can rent a gen at home depot and buy a $14.00 aribrush at Harbor freight..
     
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    hunt_ak how did you do the stripping?
    biggin215 please post pic when do and give an update. I am thinking about do the samething.
     
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    Gotta love the Zombie Camo,.....outstanding work! :thumbsup:
     
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    Someone over on the AR15 forum just had a black rifle duracoated in green. Every poster said it sucked...Finally the owner came on and agreed. Not only was the color not what the owner ordered but it was glossy instead of matte and clearly uneven in application...
     
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    well i would do that but the only problem i have is that I dont have enough room for it.
     
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    TDC, my hats off to ya! Great job. It looks like you are using some sort of stencil for the skulls (and it also looks like you hand-cut some as well).
    Which stencils are you using if you bought some?
    What are the minimums that you mix up for colors?
    What brush do you have?
     
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    Thank you sir.. :supergrin: