Duracoat, guncote?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Teddybear, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

    I've been reading up on these "coat" threads, and I cant decide if I want to try this or not. #1, I cant decide which one is the most durable. Also, can you coat stainless steel?

    Can anyone help me. :confused:
  2. threetango

    threetango Moderator Moderator

    Good question, bet Woody can answer it.

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

    DuraCoat is a hard polymer that’s self-lubricating to certain extent; extremely hard, oil, solvent, and wear resistant.

    CeraKote is a dry film ceramic coating with special properties and attributes specially suited to tight tolerance applications and high-wear internal parts, such as bolts, bolt carriers, barrels and 1911 barrel bushings, etc. In addition when applied to certain internal firearms parts, it helps to reduce carbon fouling by resisting carbon adhesion, which promotes reduced maintenance, easier cleaning and improved operational reliability.

    Gunkote is a durable, second-generation epoxy, thermo-set resin finish that will not break down, peel or dissolve. In fact, once it’s applied, the only way to remove it is to abrasive blast the part. It is resistant to all known gun solvents and thinners.

    All three can be applied to stainless steel...
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  4. tazo2503

    tazo2503 Moderator Moderator

    Looked into this myself. From what I read and (more importantly) saw, Ceracote looks to be the way to go.
  5. Robb

    Robb New Member

    I have used a LOT of Gunkote and its a good product. I have also used ceracoat--another good product. No matter which one you use, if you use your gun routinely you will eventually experience wear from use and holster wear. The nice part is not worrying about rust or corrosion on the coated surfaces.
    One major thing to keep in mind is prep work. No matter which product you decide to use, all the work is in the preparation before you apply the coating.
    I have had good experiences with gun kote on stainless, reg steel, and even some polymers using gental heat of course!!!

    Good luck with your project!
  6. agalindo

    agalindo New Member

    I've used gunkote, duracoat, and molyresin. For metal surfaces I would go with gunkote or molyresin they are more durable. Robb is right 95% of good gun finish is prep work. Basting, sanding and finishing and parkerizing the metal depending on the metal type and tools at hand, degreasing before painting.