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Old 11-29-2011, 05:16 PM
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Parakote is Duracoat?




Good afternoon - my first post so I hope its not something that is asked a lot. My google powers did not help much on this one.

I am going to be refinishing a Para Ordnance 1911 this weekend using Duracoat and I've heard from a couple of places that all that that Parakote is....is Duracoat with a different name!

But I wanted to double check for any precautions prior to working on the pistol.

For this particular project media blasting is not an option - so I will be using 600 grit (better suggestion?) to rough the surface up before laying down a few coats of the Duracoat.

1911 will be stripped completely, de-greased and sprayed down with an airbrush and a standard compressor.

Anything special I need to know about Parakote?

Thank you for your feedback.

Edit: I'll make sure to post before/after pictures!
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:02 PM
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See Pistolwrench's advise in this thread ...
http://www.1911pro.com/forum/viewtop...hilit=cerakote
I don't believe 6oo will do it. He uses Cerakote...a superior ceramic material in my opinion...much more durable.
Barry
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:20 AM
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I am using Duracoat for this job because my new shop is being built soon so I won't have access to my baking oven. I plan on doing mostly Gunkote applications and some Duracoat depending on the client's price preference.

Thank you for the link, lets see what it has.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:34 PM
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I do not believe that most would consider 600 grit as 'roughed-up'.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:52 AM
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I do not believe that most would consider 600 grit as 'roughed-up'.
This is the recommended grit by Duracoat.

Could you comment on what grit you would recommend? You kind of left it an open ended post with no suggestion.
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