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Hi All, I was hoping someone could give me some information on duracoating my slide and frame. The blue finish on my slide has seen better days and I was going to try to refinish it myself but I have some questions. Should I completely disassemble the slide and remove the firing pin and paint the extractor and and spring seprate? is there going to be a problem with the tolorences of the parts going back in? also with spraying the insde of the frame do you just use one coat or several? Also would you spray the firing pin hole area?  (breech face) has anyone had any problems that they would like to share so I don't screw up....lol also how thick is the duracoat.
Thanks in advance for your help guys.....Zepo
 

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Don't paint the firing pin! I would personally just PermaBlue touchup the worn areas but if you are set on a Duracoat, go for it! I would probably remove the extractor and then just coat the outside of the frame unless the inside was badly worn. There are others here who would be able to better tell you what to do/not do.
 

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Zepo said:
Should I completely disassemble the slide and remove the firing pin and paint the extractor and and spring seprate?
Yes, and degrease the bejeezus out of everything. Proper surface preparation is critical.


Zepo said:
is there going to be a problem with the tolorences of the parts going back in?
Not unless you get carried away when applying the Duracoat


Zepo said:
also with spraying the insde of the frame do you just use one coat or several?
Anything you apply Duracoat to will require several coats, with flash drying in between.

Zepo said:
Also would you spray the firing pin hole area?  (breech face) o
Yes, but clean out firing pin hole with drill bit after 24 hrs (the breech face will wear)


Zepo said:
has anyone had any problems that they would like to share so I don't screw up.
Use the highest quality respirator you can get your hands on. The paper mask types are NOT adequate. Lacquer thinner for initial degreasing followed by TruStrip degreasing right before spraying. Use Durafill if you have any scratches or pits.The longer you can stand to wait before reassembly, the better. 3 weeks is not out of line. The Duracoat continues to cure for months.


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also how thick is the duracoat.
Depends on your sprayer. (I like airbrushes) Each coat should be very thin. all markings, as well as pits and scratches will show through.  Final thickness depends on how many coats.


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Thanks in advance for your help guys.....Zepo
You are welcome, and good luck.

PS I am serious about that respirator!

GL
 
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