DIY finish Krylon vs. Duracoat vs. Aluma-Hyde II I'm considering a few of no-bake paint jobs for my MAK90. DuraPark can be applied to all types of metal with no need for oil as this finish protects against rust and corrosion. ). This does raise the requirements significantly. I have a Tantal, a couple Romys, possibly an NHM-91 to do. With so many options on the market, which coating should you choose to finish your build? Just curious what the scoop is on the various products from Brownells. Posted on May 30th 2017. Add Thread to del.icio.us; Bookmark in Technorati; Tweet this thread; Thread Tools. 2020 has been tough on everyone, so here's to you guys for making it through it all, persevering, and being good to one another. That’s basically all you need for Duracoat. No maintenance, no oil, yet never worry about rust. Revolver Fire Machine. Why do some people like one more than the other? Page 2 of 3 First 1 2 3 Last. Don't bother with the DuraCoat, and its extended curing time. Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic coating that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood.” Cerakote offers a few series, but the most popular are the H-Series (oven cure) and the C-Series/High Temp Firearm (air cure). Posted on May 30th 2017. The C-Series is a one-part coating that can withstand 2,000 degrees F, and is fully cured after 5 days. With so many options on the market, which coating should you choose to finish your build? Dec 10, 2008 . This piece includes everything you need to know. However, it takes 2-3 weeks for parts to completely cure (hardness, elasticity, and chemical resistance). One historical piece of Badassery! Lots of color options (colors can even be mixed), must have access to spray gun, oven (for H-Series), blaster, 2 part coating isn’t reusable after mixed, must have access to spray gun, blaster, possibly oven. It requires an oven for curing the parts. Feb 5, 2009 #1. The immediate difference between the two is going to be in color offerings. Cerakote, Duracoat, GunKote, … the list goes on. What are the pros and cons of each? M1A 7.62 NATO Battle Rifle. So I am wondering has anyone ever used either on a knife and if so how did it work? Cerakote, DuraCoat, and KG Gunkote are a few brand names on the spray-on gun coating list, but each differs in composition, and all cause a slight increase in dimensional thickness. We appreciate our Followers, and because of that we are constantly giving away some of the most badass AR accessories on the Planet, SWAG that you would actually wear, and Deals that are worth knowing about! It’s more habitual than anything, since he’s been working with and is set up for Cerakote application. Hey guys Thinking about having my brno refinished, just for hardiness in the bush and to make it look brand spanking again, was going to reblue but then got thinking about coating it. Overall, each coating has it pro’s and con’s – the finish you use should depend on what fits the best for you. Jump to page: Results 16 to 30 of 34 21Likes. Plus we pride ourselves on putting out crazy cool content that you just might care about. Duracoat is available in liquid (for spray equipment) and aerosol cans (for at-home use) and is air-cured, optimal thickness is 0.001″ – .008. Custom Guns. Cerakote is very resistant to heat, scratching, chemical, and UV damage. Generally not. This is the first in a series of videos that we are doing. Im a hobby gunsmith so to speak and have used Duracoat, Alumhyde, Gunkote, Cerakote, Krylon Rattle can and a few others over the years. KG GunKote is a new gun Kote that is out and it has been tested against Cerakote and well I will let you be the judge. The wear on a knife is different than either of the above. Duracoat is dry in 1 hour, can be handled in 24 hours, but won’t fully set in for 4 to 6 weeks. GunKote doesn’t have to be pre-heated for application, unless a different finish is desired. Both of these coatings are wonderful in the areas of being thin, wear-resistant, heat tolerant, and holding up to a wide variety of chemical cleaners. In operation since 1998, BladeForums.com has led the industry since Day 1. But the other ones require ovens to cure and have a limited color selection. You’ll also need a paint gun, and air compressor to apply the coating. I caveman camoed my WASR10 with Krylon and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The 1200 Air Cure series is a single part coating that “will produce a hard, but flexible coating with a cure time of only 80 minutes at an ambient temperature of 70 degrees F.” It is ideal for parts that cannot be baked at high temperatures. Gunkote vs Cerakote? I have used DuraCoat on a rifle and on a motorcycle frame but never a knife. Nodak Arms joins the Unique-ARs Dealer Program! I would like to ADD to it a question. Duracoat is pretty simple to apply and is done almost like spray paint. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. javman - I have NO wish to derail your thread. Now I will say this, DuraCoat is probably the least newbie friendly of the three when it comes to bad prep work and will be the least forgiving. Never painted a knife before, but I have experience with finishing guns. The H-Series is a two-part coating, consisting of hardener and “paint”, and it is the most durable of the standard Cerakote products. It is available in over 300 colors, and was one of the first firearm coatings available. Parts coated with Duracoat are dry to the touch in 20 minutes, can be handled after 1 hour, and are usable after 24 hours. Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear. I also am looking for a fairly inexpensive DIY method. It's much more durable than paint. I was wondering how well the brownells aluma hyde II holds up compared to duracoat. The standard KG Gunkote is the 2400 Series, which “offers impact resistance, lubrication, heat dissipation, corrosion resistance, scratch resistance, and durability”. We use it quite a bit. Ideas around Duracoat for firearms. Measuring would probably be a better word. Cerakote vs. KG GunKote – The Biggest Competitors in Firearm Coatings. Top; All; This Page; Thread: Gunkote vs Cerakote? Posted February 11, 2016 in Companies, Daily News by Nathan S with 54 Comments Tags: Cerakote, DuraCoat. Duracoat has been around for a lot of years. Cerakote, DuraCoat, and KG Gunkote. 231 Posts . In this video we will highlight how to properly prep your parts to apply KG Gunkote. This revolutionary new coating is indistinguishable from traditional bluing but wears like DuraCoat®! I don't really have access to media blast and bake a Norrell style moly resin. I cant tell you which is the best but I can say that Cerakote is something that I have had the best luck on. After a part has been baked in the oven and cooled to touch, it is cured. Sign up today. Back in October, Ian Cherry of Whisky Tango Firearms, provided a fantastic interview with The Gun Writer on the benefits of the two major coatings that dominate the firearms industry, Duracoat and Cerakote. Not true with KG. We send out emails a few times a week with specials on all sorts of tactical accessories and goods. From Cerakote itself, “Cerakote is not a paint. LinkBack. Gunkote vs Cerakote? Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! Standard Duracoat can withstand temps up to 500-600 degrees F, and Duracoat’s DuraHeat™2.0 can withstand temps up to 1,500 degrees F. Blasting parts isn’t necessary, but it does give Duracoat a better foundation. DuraCoat Firearm Finishes DuraPark recreates the look of parkerizing, also known as phosphate finish using this simple spray-on coating but is a permanent tough-as-nails finish like DuraCoat. Discussion Starter • #1 • Oct 7, 2009. Our applicator uses Cerakote 99% of the time, but he’s used KG on occasion. From Cerakote itself, “Cerakote is not a paint. Why do some people like one more than the other? Brownell's Aluma-Hyde II vs. Duracoat. Duracoat/ Kg GunKote/ CeraKote Collection by Ian Hall (Gun Ink Designs) • Last updated 9 weeks ago. Cerakote. DuraCoat, CereKote, and GunKote all have their pros and cons, but they ALL suck if prep work is done improperly. Chemical test (lacquer thinner) and key test head to head. Their 2400 series (most of it) has moly in it and acts as a lube. And for your daily fix of the most unique and insanely awesome AR Rifles and Accessories make sure to follow us on Social Media as well! It is also a complete hassle to try and dip to, so I don't even bother anymore. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. It can be done, but will your customers be willing to pay more for your extra strife? Long.Rider. LinkBack URL ; About LinkBacks ; Bookmark & Share; Digg this Thread! ... so matching something or doing a repeat job for the same customer isn’t tough with KG Gunkote. I love M1A's! GunKote is the biggest competition for Cerakote; each have their own following for being “the best” firearm coating, and both are comparable when tested against corrosion, chemicals, and durability. Cure-time is approximately 1 hour. This series is a one-part mix (unlike Cerakote), that will flex up to a 180 degree bend, and can be used in dip/spin and spray applications. Use Gunkote, bake it, and be done with it. Optimal thickness for Cerakote is 0.0005” – 0.001. DuraCoat is a two-step chemical coating engineered explicitly for firearms and is user-friendly for do-it-yourself gun owners. User Tag List. 281. Simple spray application eliminates need for dangerous and expensive chemicals. The C-Series is primarily used on parts like barrels, muzzle brakes, and optics. However. Hey guys, New to the refinishing world. Cerakote vs. DuraCoat – Weighing Your Options For the Best Firearm Finish. DuraCoat vs Gun Kote Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Long.Rider, Feb 5, 2009. Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube. This piece includes everything you need to know. Sort By: Page of 1 : DuraBlue® Spray-On Bluing - Liquid Application Retail Price: $35.95 . Sooo sweet. Duracoat Vs. Cerakote – By a Subject Matter Expert. psdan000 Nov 5, 2010. Duracoat is a two-part chemical coating that can be applied to metal, plastic, and wood. The H-Series can withstand 500 degrees F and is available in dozens of colors. With the video, Ian … That being said … Optimal thickness is .0003″ – .0004. KG Gunkote also has two series, the 2400 Series (Oven Cure), and the 1200 Air Cure Series. Cerakote is a whole other beast. 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