Giving DuraCoat a Try

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Brass Tacks, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    Many years ago I took in a Sig Sauer P245 to settle a debt. It shoots very good but the Parkerized finish has seen better days. Not sure why in this old pic the grips came out purple :eek:


    Decided to try DuraCoat to spruce up the old dog. I used an airbrush. The stainless had to be reduced 10% but applied very easy. I sprayed it Saturday, assembled it today. Instructions say 3-4 weeks before heavy use. I will see how it holds up down the road.

  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    It turned out real nice!

  3. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    looks great , good job.
  4. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Better than new :cool:
  5. jeffadaklin

    jeffadaklin New Member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Man, that thing looked rough in the 'before.' Good job.
  6. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Nice work....what do they say the lasting time is?
  7. skullfr

    skullfr New Member

    Jul 11, 2012
  8. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Very nice work and thanks for the post as I've been wondering about doing a handgun with DuraCoat that has seen a better finish long ago.
  9. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    thanks to all

    From the instruction sheet; Remember DuraCoat doesn't wear, but you dropped it down the mountain, or had more than 100,000 draws from you holster it might need a touch up.

    so who knows? this one hangs out in the nightstand with just an occasional trip to the range so it should last a long time.

    I also painted a scrap piece of raw steel so after 3 weeks I'll see what kind of abuse it will take
  10. Mr_Shamrock

    Mr_Shamrock New Member

    May 24, 2012
    Wow that came out sweet!! I can't wait for the abuse test on the scrap piece.
  11. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    Dug these Hogue grips out of the closet today, need stainless screws.

  12. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Very nice and the grips are tight!!
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