GUN Does duracoat or something like it come in a rattle can?

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  1. Arrowhead

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    I want to paint some parts but I dont have an air brush, paint booth or anything like that.


    would it be best to invest in an air brush set up even though I might only use it once?
     
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    What about Brownells Alumahyde? It looks pretty good, but I cant speak to its durability yet.
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  4. Arrowhead

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    Yeah thats the kit that I saw. If duracoat is all there really is then I guess I'll spring for it.
     
  5. Keesh

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    I'd recommend Moly Resin or Gunkote over Duracoat. Moly Resin and Gunkote are enamels and end up much more durable. You can get an airbrush from www.harborfreight.com for like $10. I've done a couple guns with Moly Resin with the cheap airbrush and they have turned out great.
     
  6. Arrowhead

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    Thanks for the alternatives. I'd still need to buy a compressor though for the air brush. :hs:
     
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    go by a gas station that has a pay pump to inflate tires
     
  8. Arrowhead

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    :rofl: "pay not attention to the man paiting his guns"
     
  9. Keesh

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    If you dodn't have acces to a compressor you can just buy a can of air. The kit that duracoat sells comes with one but like Dazed said, you should be able to buy one for a couple bucks at Walmart or a Hobby store.
     
  10. Arrowhead

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    alright guys thanks for the help.

    It lookes like Brownells Alumahyde is the only one that comes in a can, but molyresin, and gunkote are both better than duracoat but they need an air brush.

    I'll just have to figure out what I think is easiest.
     
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    I've recently done 2 guns in alumahyde. It goes on fairly thick and seems to be reasonably durable based on the little testing I've done. Keep in mind you're going to have to be patient waiting for it to cure though. Check into the other stuff as well, most of them require baking and that can be a pain with a rifle.
     
  12. Keesh

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    :werd: I forgot about that part. AKs will fit in a normal sized oven no problem with the buttstock removed and so should just about any other rifle with a barrel under 20'' and the stock removed. The cool think about Moly Resin and Gunkote is you don't need to hang it or anything, the finish dries when you spray it on so it doesn't get messed up when you set it down in the oven.
     
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