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sorry guys but i almost forgot. cleanining and degreasing for dura coat is vital, however if you r going to use the black matte finish ,they recommend that you sand blast or at least rough the surface with aluminum oxide paper to give the matte finish its proper appearance and to give the dura coat a better bond to the metal. if the correct amount of hardener is used in the spray,the drying time is cut in half.dura coat also make a spray on finish and a bake on finish. pblsyd
 

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Duracoat is very good but VERY expensive. Parkerizing is probably just as tough and much less costly.
 

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gunrnr said:
Duracoat is very good but VERY expensive. Parkerizing is probably just as tough and much less costly.
+1 - also easier to maintain which for me counts for quite a bit - time is precious for us oldsters. :D
 
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gunrnr said:
Duracoat is very good but VERY expensive. Parkerizing is probably just as tough and much less costly.

Parkerizing is different than coatings, coatings will wear, but they won't rust, parkerizing will rust, you have to make sure to grease the whole gun when you get it and make sure to keep it oiled or it will rust on you, not so with Duracoat or Cera kote'd guns. Duracoat is not that expensive if you do it yourself, it's more $$$ if have it done by a professional finisher. It's personal preference, but there is just a ton of different single or multi-colored (camoflauge) things that can be done with coatings, you won't have that with parkerizing. The durability of coated guns is substantial and maintenance for the finish is less. Good luck with your choice, there's alot of them out there!
 
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Tom12B said:
gunrnr said:
Duracoat is very good but VERY expensive. Parkerizing is probably just as tough and much less costly.

Parkerizing is different than coatings, coatings will wear, but they won't rust, parkerizing will rust, you have to make sure to grease the whole gun when you get it and make sure to keep it oiled or it will rust on you, not so with Duracoat or Cera kote'd guns. Duracoat is not that expensive if you do it yourself, it's more $$$ if have it done by a professional finisher. It's personal preference, but there is just a ton of different single or multi-colored (camoflauge) things that can be done with coatings, you won't have that with parkerizing. The durability of coated guns is substantial and maintenance for the finish is less. Good luck with your choice, there's alot of them out there!
Thanx Tom.
 
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