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Old August 24, 2000, 04:23 PM   #1
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Two words: good stuff!

I did the matte black job on my Springfield V10 two-tone. Heated up the parts* in hot water after degreasing, and hung them on a bent wire-hanger for the actual spraying. I placed the large parts directly on the oven rack, and the small parts on a cookie sheet.

Oy, the stink! I placed a large box fan in the front door (pointed out) and set it to high speed. Still took about an hour after baking to clear the air.

After letting the parts cool for about 5 hours, I reassembled the gun. GORGEOUS, and the slide moves like wet ice on wet ice.

*Parts done: Frame, slide, barrel, mainspring housing, hammer and strut, grip safety, thumb safety, trigger (including bow), and guide rod. I totally stripped the frame and slide for the job.

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Old August 25, 2000, 08:50 AM   #2
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Interesting post. I've be thinking about doing a revolver of mine.

Do you let the parts dry to the touch after spraying, but before oven curing?


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Old August 25, 2000, 09:41 AM   #3
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Joe, I let the parts dry for 30 minutes before curing in the oven.

After seeing the V10 last night, Frontsight wants to do his Raging Bull. That oughta be impressive.
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Old August 25, 2000, 09:54 AM   #4
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How durable is that finish?
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Old August 25, 2000, 10:07 AM   #5
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I jabbed it with a screwdriver and couldn't get it to scratch. As I understand it, the stuff is more susceptible to holster wear than sharp impacts.
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Old August 25, 2000, 09:00 PM   #6
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Don't waste your time doing a revolver. The blast through the barrel/cylinder gap will strip the paint right off. Been there. Ken

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Old September 2, 2000, 12:43 PM   #7
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They didn't have that stuff when I applied Brownell's Baking Laquer to my Remington 1100. The oven door would not close on the shotgun barrel.

The stink was not as bad as the high. I have permenant brain dammage. Now I just spend my time stooped over a keyboard and don't shoot anymore
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