Coating for stainless barrels???

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  1. Hatchet_Jack

    Hatchet_Jack

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    I ordered a sporter barrel in chromoly and after waiting nearly 4 months, it arrived... In stainless. This is going on a hunting rifle and I need it to have a black coating of some sort to stay with the traditional blued look. The action is a blued, chromoly Remington and the barrel is now stainless. I need a recommendation for a coating that can be applied to both barrel and action so that they match. I want something that looks good and that will be scratch resistant. I'd like to avoid using a cheap spray on product. I want this gun to last a lifetime.
    Any recommendations welcomed. Project is stalled until I find a solution.
    Thanks.
     
  2. riverwolf1

    riverwolf1 Site $$ Contributor

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    Melonite it! All of Smith & Wesson M&P pistols have stainless slides with a melonite finish! Not sure who has the capability but it is doable>

    Gary
     
  3. riverwolf1

    riverwolf1 Site $$ Contributor

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    Call Joel Kendrick 704-616-6442!
     
  4. Mark Walker in TX

    Mark Walker in TX Site $$ Contributor

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  5. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Site $$ Contributor

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    Ceracoat is a thin coating that I had a tough time beadblasting off a savage bolt body.It is incredibly tough.
     
  6. mnshortdraw

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    Black cerakote or Melonite. Melonite isn't really a coating but a byproduct of a hardening process. You are suggested to break in your barrel before you send it off for Melonite treatment so that is something to consider. Cerakote is a darn tough coating that if done right will last a lifetime. Durakote also makes a blued steel color but is not as strong as Cerakote, is thicker, and takes a few weeks to fully cure.
     
  7. chestsprings

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    have 3 hunting rifles coated by "blackice coating" in Utah.

    have held up very well.

    Lee does an excellent job.
     
  8. Leaddog

    Leaddog F-Class T/R Site $$ Contributor

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    I tried air cure Duracoat on one of my rifles and it didn't work. I had Cerakote applied and it's perfect.
     
  9. Ing. Michael W. Mayerl

    Ing. Michael W. Mayerl

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    Duracoat or Ceracoat is great for stainless barrels and actions.
     
  10. john pruitt

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    Are you sure it is stainless? choromoly llooks



    Are you sure it is stainless ? they look just alike when you receive them from the barrel maker just a thought I have made that mistake just looking at a barrel
     
  11. liseo

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    Hi Charlie

    You used the air dry or the oven cure cerakote?

    There is any difference in strength after they both fully cured ?

    I have one ss barrel with Stiller Predator black action and was wondering is this finish will be good enough, after sand blasting the barrel.

    Thanks
     
  12. Leaddog

    Leaddog F-Class T/R Site $$ Contributor

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    I stripped off the Duracoat and had the Cerakote applied and baked on. A local gunsmith did the Cerakote. Turned out nice.
     
  13. longbow

    longbow Site $$ Contributor

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    Robar industries, they do coatings for major pistol , rifle manufactures.
     
  14. newgun

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    Sometime back I saw a video of a cerakoted rifle siting next to a explostion an it took it really well and I have it too and it works good in the wet.
    newgun...
     

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