I have received the information below from the people at Jagersport. It was sent to me to impress upon me the superior quality of their product as opposed to that offered in aerosol form by some supermarkets. As it forms the basis of a prize that we are giving away I thought it appropriate to share it with everyone, here it is
I got some super dooper Homebase Duracoat multi surface paint...basically, plastikote!
I also used like for like the Duracoat Firearm finish in exactly the same form, aerosol. As ive said the Homebase offering would not ambient dry so I put the barrel in the oven for one hour! The Duracoat Firearms finish was touch dry in 20 minutes and overnight cured in one hour. The Homebase offering was still tacky after the hours oven cure, however, ive left it until now to do the solvant test.
This the homebase offering, I gave it the bigger surface area just so it couldnt be called unfair..but im sure it will!
Note the uneven finish, which is typical of this type of paint.
Here is the other half of the barrel with the Duracoat Firearm finish.
Not the very even finish and less sheen.
The next photo shows what happened to both finishes when Shppters choice is applied with a Q-tip. The one on the left, the homebase offering has come off completely showing bare surface.
The one on the right is the Duracoat Firearm Finish which is intact but shows a surface blemish.
This is not the 2 pack system I use, which doesnt shift with solvants.
Now as ive said, this could be useful to those who want a quick fix (Dont want to pay me £95 for a barreled action) or play around, but in my opinion it doesnt have the properties you require as a corrosion/abrasion resistant firearm coating.
Now that is out of the way I would like to mention that the response to the competition in the first 15 days of the month was terrific, about twice as many entries as usual. However since then there has not been one correct entry for the magazine subscription which is on offer to the winner of our second part of this months competition..