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    OK Duracoat........ this got me thinking

    Seeing as how the BSA Monarch project will have to be blacked (Blued) as the barrel is in the white and the action shows wear tot he original factory finish after some 40+ years of use the thought occurred as to how much like traditional BSA/Parker-Hale blacking would Duracoat look?

    Those who know will understand what I mean as Both BSA and Parker-hale used a very deep gloss black although the earlier BSA's had a more traditional looking blacking/bluing. Hmmm looking att eh action on my desk as I type this perhaps we could get away with just doing the barrel and re-doing the bolt handle.

    But never really taking much notice of these coatings I don't know how they can look Matt is obvious the fad right now for lots but do they come in more traditional gloss?

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    Brit i have used the Dura coat that was for amature use on my moderator and have found it very solid i use my rilfe 3-4 times a week and there is not a brake in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6pointer View Post
    Brit i have used the Dura coat that was for amature use on my moderator and have found it very solid i use my rilfe 3-4 times a week and there is not a brake in it.

    Eh?!!
    Am I seeing things here? I thought you were the fella that wouldn't put that cheap paint crap on anything?

    I still suspect you are in fact the paint salesman that works in the Duracoat department of Homebase!!

    http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...light=duracoat

    If I press the orange button, will you be here in less than 2 minutes?

    You're full of surprises 6 pointer, I'll give you that!
    MS

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    Brit, i know the link is to an American company, but it appears to be the same stuff, and does come in gloss black.
    et voilą; http://www.houtsenterprises.net/dur_blacks.html

    ft
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    Hmmm this requires thinking about and making more enquires as well as finding out the costs and that for traditional blacking/bluing.

    As far as I know, so far, there is nowhere around this neck of the woods that does this so it looks like either shipping or taking to Birmingham or somewhere like that for the re-finish. Perhaps as it has to go to proof it can be arranged to go to the finishing place after proofing as that would save on shipping. Then there is the cost of the coating and shipping to that so I'll have to weigh it all up. We shall see.

    Thanks for the comments and info

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    durakote super enamel from b&q i used this on my rem 11-87,i took the rem apart cleaned and sprayed it then left it for 7 days,put it back together and left for a further 30 just like duracote,i cant tell the difference and its hard wearing too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steyr View Post
    durakote super enamel from b&q i used this on my rem 11-87,i took the rem apart cleaned and sprayed it then left it for 7 days,put it back together and left for a further 30 just like duracote,i cant tell the difference and its hard wearing too.
    steyr, I take it you did not read the link Monkey Spanker posted? Try it; http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...light=duracoat

    I do not think Brit would be satisfied with a half-assed spray can job, could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time?

    ft

    Edit; Some would say a half-assed spray can jobbie is all a rem deserves
    Last edited by flytie; 21-10-2010 at 20:28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flytie View Post
    steyr,

    I do not think Brit would be satisfied with a half-assed spray can job, could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time?

    ft

    Edit; Some would say a half-assed spray can jobbie is all a rem deserves
    Spot on Flytie . Having gone to the trouble and expense of acquiring a new barrel I do want it to look decent and the finish to last otherwise I would be just simply cold bluing it with the cream

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    Having had several rifles coated using Duracoat, I dont think it will give you the finish you want Kevin.


    This is not to say that this (Duracoat) is an inferior product, it just wont give you the deep blue shine, that you will be used to on traditionally blued guns.


    I have a rifle coated in shiny black on the barrel and parkerised grey on the action - both Duracoat colours by the way done proffesionally, very good for my intended use, maybe not your cup of tea.


    The two colours are matt, but could have had a coating of laquer applied to enhance the shine - something I did not want





    Compared to blueing -

    An old HW80 I picked up to restore for myself, which you will agree is in a sorry state.




    After I made certain tuning enhancements, I sent the cylinder, barrel and end cap away to a chap who does pretty good bluing locally to me




    There is another guy I use in the Cannock area who's work is excellent, but you pay for it....

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    Your right Redmist I think the old fashioned traditional blueing/blacking is the way to go so perhaps you could put me in touch with the blacking chappie. The HW80 looks fine and I believe that would certainly do the old BSA justice and of course the stock needs the barrel channel opened up to accept the new barrel which is of a slightly different profile and the action requires bedding. Once the barrel is fitted we can move onto the next stage.

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