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Old 07-17-2011, 03:17 PM
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Help Novice finish barrel in "White"


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Looking at a Shaw 4140 barrel in the "white"; Could you recommend a metal finish that a novice could do? (without damaging the accuracy)
Have some mechanical aptitude.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:33 PM
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Both Brownells and midway offer 'at home' blue kits and parkerizing kits, be it chemicals and fumes.

Have you considered a spray and bake finish, such as ceracote of some of the others offered?
I had an AR that was completely done in ceracote [not by me] that had a great durable finish on it.
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Gun Coat or Alumahyde works well if you like a painted finish.
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One guy did some pakerizing for me in the past for a very reasonable price, so may check with him first.
I will also look into cerecote, etc
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what's it going on???
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"what's it going on???" Shaw 4140 Chrome Moly barrel in the "white";

How is gunkote applied? would I need a air brush?
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:54 PM
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Shaw 4140 barrel in the "white";

How is gunkote applied? would I need a air brush?
no, i got that.

i meant which rifle?

Ceracote and aluma-hyde are spray ons, that then need heat to cure them
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I've only used cold blue a couple of times to do small parts, don't carred for it. If I have a barrel I don't want to hot blue, I paint it with a good epoxy paint. Normally I'f I'm going to camo the gun, I don't blue the barrel.
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