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Finally got my camera cable back. Here are some pics of the great job gr8santini did with the Duracoat.

I'm no professional photographer. Hope these give you the idea:







Thanks Santini!
 

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I like it a lot. Thanks again! It's like it came from the factory with that color.
 

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**** your gun looks great!

GR8 do you finish it with the flat DuraClear? I just coated my XCR in Magpul FDE. It looks great but it has a sheen to it. Its also not quite as dark brown as Magpul
 

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That looks great!

GR8 do you finish it with the flat DuraClear? I just coated my XCR in Magpul FDE. It look sgreat but it has a sheen to it. Its also not quite as dark brown as Magpul
Up until recently, I just used regular DuraCoat mixed per the factory directions, including my OD XCR and my XD45. All of the forum members' items that I've done (except XCRFinn's) were finished in this manner, and they all have a slight sheen.
DC now offers a "flattening agent" that cuts down on the sheen. I finished an AR upper this weekend with it, and it looks great, much like the "tactical" colors they offer...no sheen!
 

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Thanks, thats good info. I wish I had asked that a week ago. Do you know what the time frame is for recoating? I know it flashes quickly but cure time is weeks. I love ****'s too. I did my AR & Glock in woodland tan. But here's a pic of my XCR in Magpul FDE. (it's not all that shinny in real life)

 

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Thanks, thats good info. I wish I had asked that a week ago. Do you know what the time frame is for recoating? I know it flashes quickly but cure time is weeks. I love ****'s too. I did my AR & Glock in woodland tan.

Nice work on that XCR!
Lauer says that you shouldn't put DuraCoat over Duracoat if the base coat has cured for more than 7 days. They say you'll have adhesion problems after that, but I haven't tried it.
 

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****, that two-tone is really good. The purpose of camo is to break up the outline of an object. So you dont have a silhouette of whatever your trying to hide. I like my guns in solid colors, but I still have a "gun" shaped silhouette, just in another color. Yours really breaks up, especially if you fightin on beige carpet ;D

I've found that just adding a light natural color (like tan or khaki) furniture to my ARs really breaks up that rifle shape. I did some white furniture that would be great in snow, but stands out too much around here. I have some in a light Gray, if for some reason I need an AR in a city environment.

GR8, I did a bunch of AR furniture last winter just playin around with some of their colors. Some of it is mentioned above. But their all a little shiny, I just picked up their Flat Clearcoat, but I may just get that Flatener and overcoat these things. I didn't know about the time limit, but I know the product doesn't like long-term storage without shaking up the bottles once in a while.
 

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GR8, thanks for the complement. Now I officially don't own any Black Rifles. Oh wait, there's that one I'm building down in the workshop. Guess I should always have one.
 

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Thanks Roughneck!

I really like the job that gr8santini did. He's really a pro!

The XCR is a great platform to duracoat because of the monolithic upper. It's got a lot of real estate to coat.
 

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Thanks Roughneck!

I really like the job that gr8santini did. He's really a pro!

The XCR is a great platform to duracoat because of the monolithic upper. It's got a lot of real estate to coat.
It also adds some challenges. You really have to be able to spray it from several angles to get all the rails and surfaces coated. I built a stand out of PVC pipe that helps.
 

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I have several wires and I hang everything by some part that I wont be coating (usually vertically) so I can rotate the item to get all those angles in one coat. the second and third coats are harder since its hard to tell where I just sprayed. I usually have a shop light at eye level to cast a shine on the wet parts. I even wear one of those LED "head lights".
 

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Post some pics of it out in the field when you can, please.
RNZ, after doing several XCR uppers, I've started off by holding the upper in my left hand (gloved of course) and moving the upper around at different angles to make sure there's an even coat on all the rails' nooks and crannies. Once I get the front rails done, i hang the upper on the rack I built and do the back half. Good times.
 

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Took the rifle to the range this weekend.

I thought the duracoat was going to make it more reliable! ;)

At least it looks awesome!
 
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