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rantingredneck
August 28, 2007, 07:05 PM
I've got a blued Ruger P89 where the bluing has seen better days. It's been a woods gun, a truck gun, and a CCW gun in it's 12 year lifespan. It's not terrible, but it definitely has some holster wear on the high spots and at the muzzle. Would it be possible to duracoat the slide if I detail strip it down to bare bones? I'm assuming that I'd have to keep any coating from getting on the underside of the slide where it contacts the frame.

Anything else?

What do I need to know before I start on this?

Edited to add: If it worked out well I'd probably be looking to do the same thing to my PC9 receiver and barrel to match.

Taurus_9mm
August 28, 2007, 07:18 PM
Sure thing. This gentleman duracoated his Taurus PT92. :D

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=78443890

http://san1.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/078443000/78443890/pix486287484.jpg

http://san1.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/078443000/78443890/pix486287593.jpg

http://san1.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/078443000/78443890/pix486287625.jpg

http://san1.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/078443000/78443890/pix486287531.jpg

rantingredneck
August 28, 2007, 07:21 PM
I was thinking more like basic black duracoating on just the slide. :)

hpg
August 28, 2007, 07:25 PM
I had the slide on my P90 coated several years ago by this guy.......www.shootiniron.com


he does great work at reasonable prices....hpg

Whirlwind06
August 28, 2007, 08:50 PM
I used a spray on coating on my P89. Not Dura coat but brownells Alum hyde II It came out ok. I also dehorned it makes it easier to carry.

Striped off the old bluing. I taped off the internals If I do it again I will probably have somebody hot blue the slide for me.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/NE_Ohio_shooter/IMG_1041.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/NE_Ohio_shooter/IMG_1039.jpg

rantingredneck
August 28, 2007, 08:52 PM
That looks nice!

glockorama
August 28, 2007, 09:01 PM
Bulgie Mak, Duracote matte black slide and grips, OD green frame:
http://a697.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/124/l_60f092e1930325abb547e3b56ab1e140.jpg

http://a898.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/128/l_513215c3b4ffd5e26e41d8d84e5beea9.jpg

Whirlwind06
August 29, 2007, 07:26 AM
looks great.
How does the duracoat hold up?
The stuff I used is already showing holster wear. :(

rantingredneck
August 29, 2007, 08:52 AM
That is a nice looking Makarov!

Same question as above, how's it hold up?

SAS Phantom
August 29, 2007, 09:39 AM
rantingredneck check out my post here http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259637

glockorama
August 29, 2007, 10:18 PM
So far the duracote is holding well. You definitely want to let it cure for at least a week (or two) if you don't bake it. I added a bit more hardener in the mix, hoping that would make it stronger. So far so good.
I also did a Tokorev in nickel duracote:
http://a637.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/71/l_0c06f8c31f5388de447b558665a189bc.jpg

Fremmer
August 29, 2007, 10:38 PM
That nickel looks pretty good!