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Old 11-12-2012, 18:04   #1
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spray on gun finishes for glock frames (brownells stuff and durakote)

been thinking about some DIY glock frame painting/finishing
looking specifically at....

-shake and spray durakote kit (mix up a few parts into some aerosol canister...basically fancy rattle can)

-allumahyde II (rattle can from brownells)

-kg gun kote (rattle can from brownells)

i have checked out all the forum reviews and you tube videos i could find on all thees products. problem is they are usually reviewed on metal receivers barrels and other metal parts. and thees spay one air dry type finishes....basically spray paint for guns. people seem to say they are not too great on metal but im betting they are pretty good for plastic. my only requirements are durability with kydex holster use. don't need a to send frame away for professional cerakote. but i would like better results than a can of krylone. any one any use any of thees 3 spay finishes on their plastics?
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:04   #2
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My XDs is GK GunKoted in red/black camo (James at XD-hs2000.com did this wonderful job.)

Afaik , all of the coatings you listed are not "spray and bam" , GK has to go in an oven I believe ...

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Old 11-12-2012, 19:05   #3
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I've never used Gunkote but have used the others---they are equally durable.
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Old 11-12-2012, 19:37   #4
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I know some of theese shoulder be baked on. How much heat can a glock frame safley take though? Also I heard a lot of complaints about the Matt finishes being too glossy? Is there one that is more true to a Matt finish than the others?
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Old 11-12-2012, 23:11   #5
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I've never used Gunkote but have used the others---they are equally durable.
Do you think that durakote kit has enough product to completely cover a stippled full sized frame (not the slide).
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:15   #6
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Do you think that durakote kit has enough product to completely cover a stippled full sized frame (not the slide).
Gk can't be used on a polymer frame because it has to be cooked.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:29   #7
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Yes but what about the duracoat kit?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:53   #8
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Do you think that durakote kit has enough product to completely cover a stippled full sized frame (not the slide).
from what i heard you can do 2 or 3 frames with the kit. the durakote kit is what i am probably going to use. no heat required. still worried about the durability. especially with alot of kydex use. and the matt finish ending up glossy.........but at the price it i don't see the down side.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:10   #9
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I heard playing with the amount of reducer helps with the gloss issue. Also spraying very light coats helps as well. I'm just worried ill get halfway through and I'll run out of product

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:32   #10
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I've done two guns with duracoat shake n spray kits. Very happy with the results on glock frames. My edc G23 shows ZERO wear after a year+.

Just follow the directions on prep and degreasing, and give it time to cure.

I used the ultra-flat tactical on my first gun, but a "regular" color on my next project. Must say I prefer the ultra-flat. Not nearly as slick and shiny.

Forget doing 2-3 guns, as advertised. No way. Buy one kit per gun.

First pic: G23 with ultra-flat coyote
2nd pic: G30SF with Air Force green (not ultra-flat)

I tried Alumahyde II several times on random objects (knife handles, etc). It certainly does the job, but I like duracoat much better.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:35   #11
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I've done two guns with duracoat shake n spray kits. Very happy with the results on glock frames. My edc G23 shows ZERO wear after a year+.

Just follow the directions on prep and degreasing, and give it time to cure.

I used the ultra-flat tactical on my first gun, but a "regular" color on my next project. Must say I prefer the ultra-flat. Not nearly as slick and shiny.

Forget doing 2-3 guns, as advertised. No way. Buy one kit per gun.

First pic: G23 with ultra-flat coyote
2nd pic: G30SF with Air Force green (not ultra-flat)

I tried Alumahyde II several times on random objects (knife handles, etc). It certainly does the job, but I like duracoat much better.

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those pics are an EDC??? it looks great! and it a year old? do you train with your EDC alot? in and out of the holster much?
i am blown away here. it looks factory.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:42   #12
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those pics are an EDC??? it looks great! and it a year old? do you train with your EDC alot? in and out of the holster much?
i am blown away here. it looks factory.
The G23 has been my edc for probably 2 years. I did the duracoat about a year ago after I stippled and did some other tinkering with the frame.

Full disclosure: I use a soft nylon holster 99% of the time, never kydex and rarely leather, so that may have an effect on longevity of the finish. It goes to the range about 1x every other month (wish I had more time, but that's life).

Yet it still gets the usual mild handling "abuse" of being an edc gun, and it has held up beautifully. Thanks.

edit: the G30 was sold recently and never carried much after the duracoating.

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