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Old 03-04-2004, 10:41 AM
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Question Brownell's GUN-KOTE Spray-On/Bake-On Finish?

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Anyone have any experience or observations about this product? Thinkin' to give it a try on a shotgun in matt black.... I don't wanta' ship the barrelled receiver off to get it re-finished and would prefer an easy DIY solution.

..........."Prepare, clean and pre-heat your part to 100, spray on Brownells GUN-KOTE and allow the part to dry. Bake the part in an oven at 300 for one hour and you're done. You have protected the metal parts of your valuable firearm from rust, corrosion, and scratches with a beautiful finish that will wear for years and help keep your gun looking just like new......."

Sounds too easy? Opinions? Alternatives?

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Old 03-04-2004, 12:22 PM
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I had a Contender barrel done up in The KG Gun Kote finish.

My experience with it and this is only my experience mind you, I have to say I was quite dissatisfied.

The finish chipped off around the muzzle brake ports and muzzle crown almost immediately. Also when wiping the barrel off, to remove any excess solvent/oil after cleaning, this caused the rag to become stained black from the finish coming off.

To me it was a glorified paint job and not very durable at that. It was also professionally applied by a company specializing in this application. (Who shall remain nameless)

I ended up, after it virtually disappeared from the muzzle area, having the barrel stripped/beadblasted and hard chromed. Much more durable finish and a nice matte silver.

You might be better off with one of those matte black oxide type finishes.

Just my .02

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Old 03-04-2004, 05:18 PM
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gun kote

hi,i have used all most everything out there,includint brownell's gun kote,it works good if you follow the instructions and don't rush it,also don't over cook it,that will make it brittle.we use KG's gun cote and dura-kote depending on the took a bit to get the stuff to work corectly,the key to the k-g is 120 grit blast,degreased,washed in laquer thinner and air dried,thin coats built up till solid color and baked,again,follow the instructions with time and temp. or it will get brittle. bolth companies have changed the mix now and then.we do mostly police and special jobs that have held up very well,since i took over the coating,i have been able to get the coating down the way it is ment to be.our millitary contracts go through some of the worst conditions and even though the finnish wears,it remains rust free when exposed to salt air and water.the way EPA reg. are going this might be the future of firearms re-finishing and factory finishing.the good thing about k-g stuff is onced the prep is done,you can recoat when it gets worn or scratched.
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