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Giving DuraCoat a Try

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

  1. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

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    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:

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    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.

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  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    It turned out real nice!
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    gunguy25 New Member

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    looks great , good job.
  4. HossFly

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    Better than new :cool:
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    jeffadaklin New Member

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

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    Nice work....what do they say the lasting time is?
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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

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    Dug these Hogue grips out of the closet today, need stainless screws.


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  12. 3/2 STA SS

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    Very nice and the grips are tight!!
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