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Old July 8, 2011, 07:59 PM   #1
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Cheap tactical black????

I'm looking for the best and cheapest way to do a tactical black finish on a barrel. I have read a few things online but am sceptical. I thought I'd ask you all cause you always have good replies. Thank you.
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Old July 8, 2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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Old July 8, 2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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Is spray paint the best way to go. I know I said cheap but im willing to spend some money on something that would last a little bit longer than spray paint.
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Old July 8, 2011, 09:23 PM   #4
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Refinishing options to consider

GO TO THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES & SEE WHAT THEY ARE OFFERING:

1. www.robarguns.com
2. www.coldcreekarmory.com

EITHER OF THESE COMPANIES CAN DO A WHOLE LOT BETTER JOB, THAN TRYING TO DO IT YOURSELF.

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Old July 8, 2011, 10:01 PM   #5
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The reason I recommend spray paint is that you can remove it and re apply it yourself. And it's cheap.
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Old July 8, 2011, 10:47 PM   #6
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Thank you Guru 1911 for the websites, checked it out and a little bit too much than I would want to spend on this rifle. If I did spray paint it would probably have to be a high heat paint? I just don't want to do it and then have it be one of those lessons learned the hard way, you know what I mean?
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Old July 8, 2011, 10:54 PM   #7
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Brownell's

Alumahyde II Flat black epoxy spray paint
Dead easy to apply and cheap! Coat with AlumahydeII Clear Matte
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Old July 8, 2011, 11:09 PM   #8
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Best and cheap usually don't go together. Have a look at Duracoat. They sell a one colour kit for $29.95.
http://www.houtsenterprises.net/dur_shakenspray.html
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Old July 9, 2011, 03:38 AM   #9
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Top custom shops in my opine...

For low cost, professional grade work see; www.Bearcoat.com or maybe www.Black-T.com .

Robar & Bob Cogan's custom shop are good too but the $$$ is bit higher.

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Old July 9, 2011, 08:05 PM   #10
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+1 for AlumaHyde
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Old July 11, 2011, 12:17 AM   #11
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Spray paint, even the stuff to touch up grills, will melt and make a big mess if you get the barrel too hot, like a semi auto. I learned the hard way.
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Old July 11, 2011, 07:01 AM   #12
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I did this Colt Lightweight Commander in Duracoat Shake N Spray Combat Black and Combat Gray.
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Old July 11, 2011, 01:56 PM   #13
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Black Semi gloss or satin VHT auto spray paint. It holds up to most cleaners.

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Old July 24, 2011, 10:27 AM   #14
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I still wanna know what "Tactical Black" is?
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Old July 24, 2011, 04:31 PM   #15
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