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Cerakote or Duracoat?

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    Posted: 03 January 2020 at 08:29
You can get them both in an air-dry form and would be the way I would do it.
Both are applied with air and are similar in cost.
The Duracoat sounds a bit "Softer" and a bit simpler in the application.
Both have colors I like and can be applied over plastic as well as steel. Which one would you try and why?Thumbs UpThumbs Down
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When I had my Swede built he finished it in Cerekote. I have banged it around and it still looks as good as it did when I picked it up. 

I have no expierence with Duracoat.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Irish Bird Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 March 2020 at 19:13
The Duracoat product line is a WI company...Chippewa Falls area. No experience with the product tho.
Cerekote gets lots of PR lately so maybe it's as good or better. 
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I've had some gun part Cerokoted  works good , looks great.  Local guy does it, polishes, and coats.  reasonable priced.  I think it requires baking to cure.
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Guys offering Cerokote work are showing up at local gun shows around here. Work they display looks pretty good and quite an assortment of colors/options. Mostly small shops as hobby type business.
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These are actually franchised business, approved by CeroKote company.  their web site lists them.
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I've had a couple rifles cerakote'd. Local guy does it pretty reasonably. He does Durakote as well. The way I understand it is Cerakote is a baked on ceramic coating adhering to the metal, very tough and hard to get off. Durakote is more or less a spray painted on coating, I don't think it is baked, but not 100% sure. The durakote will wear/scratch off after hard use, YMMV on how long that takes.

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