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Old 01-18-2010, 02:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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KPCS does excellent powder coating. Wears amazingly well, and damn durable. Never dealt with duracoat, sorry.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Duracoat wears well, but is more prone to scratches, so if your rough and tumble with your gear, at some point it will show. The nice thing is, you can always re Duracoat it.
Powdercoating is more prep intensive in as there are many more steps to getting the item to be powdercoated ready to go. It is a harder finish, less prone to showing obvious scratches, but as with anything else if your rough with your gear, at some point it will show.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:31 AM   #13 (permalink)
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powder coat is very durable it is the finish on motorcycle wheels but the parts have to be put through high temps to bake the finish on. i am going to try a molten lava looking finish with some duracoat. will have to take pictures with progress.
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Keep in mind too that powdercoating only works on metal. It has to be metal so it can accept the electrical charge which is what makes the powder stick until it can be baked on. So if you have stuff of mixed metal and plastic that you want to make it all look the same it'll have to be something sprayed on such as Duracoat.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just as an FYI for those here who haven't noticed, I've done two Duracoat jobs and, I've got a review up with pictures of how my gun looks after a years worth of woodsball use (no I don't treat my guns like wall-hangers).

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Should I strip the stock anno completely or will sanding/sandblasting be sufficient? I don't have the ability to sandblast so I would need to send the parts out for that but I'm going to spray the duracoat myself.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
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With duracoating, you do not need to strip the anno completely. You just need to roughen it up.
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we didn't rough up the anno on mine, when we duracoted. what you really need to do is make sure that you clean the parts to be painted thoroughly.That means using a nice set of latex gloves and a good cleaner degreaser. make sure you disassemble the parts you are spraying, clean them, if you can suspend them in the air, and the degrease and allow to air dry. be sure at this point to not handle the parts without gloves, and then only with clean new gloves should you stop working on the task at hand and soil the pair you are wearing by touching your face/skin or any oily surface.
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