painting the polymer

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  1. Modificationvt

    Modificationvt XDTalk 1K Member

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    I have seen some pics of guns that have their polymer frames a different colour than the stock colours. I was wondering if these were painted, or if some other method of coloring was used. (as an example, I think we have all seen the pink digie cammo XD)

     
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    I painted the polymer on an XD and a Ruger 22/45 used duracoat for both.
     
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    ok say i wanna duracoat my AR when i get it finished do i need to by the airbrush kit from the web site along with the paint and template kit or what??
     
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    I used Duracoat as well on my recent XD45.
     
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    Modificationvt XDTalk 1K Member

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    how has it held up? what prosses did you use to paint it? (air brush) Id love to see a pic.
     
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    You can get any external airbursh kit from a hobby store. I got mine from Hobby Lobby for $50.00 it comes with all the connections for the air cans or to hook to a compressor.

    Duracoat and Gun Coat and Cerakote can all take up to 30 days to cure properly. I use Moly resin for the coating I am doing. It cures over night for the air cure and in the oven for the thermal cure.
     
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    agalindo XDTalk 15K Member Founding Member

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    I used a model airplane airbrush from Wally World.
    I did my son's AR in wolf gray.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Dont you guys know about Krylon Fusion spraypaint...

    Seriously, I have a .22lr that I sis the whole gun. The visible part of the bolt, the reciver, the barrel, the tock, the mags, everything.

    It had held up great, even to hoppes#9

    Now I did not consider this a perminant long term thing, but it has laster a couple (maybe 3) years, and the gun does go inthe woods hunting too.
     
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    Modificationvt XDTalk 1K Member

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    wow, If krylon fusion works on the polymer frame I'm all for that. Truth be told I had wanted an OD green xd, but the only xd my dealer had the day I went to buy it was the all black, and me being me knew that if I had waited for one to come in the money would have been spent on something else, lol...So if I can just grab some olive drab krylon that would be awesome.

    Id love to see pics of peoples guns that they have painted the polymer on.
     
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    HTOWN stunna XDTalk 2K Member

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    My XD, agalindo duracoated the frame wolf grey
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice!!! Now I know how I can make my AR match my SIS! LOL
    Where'd you get the do it yourself moly kit?
     
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    Hey HTOWN- who did you have polish all the small parts?
     
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    the slide and all steel parts were hard chromed by tripp research here in Alpine TX
     
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    here is my recent XD45 in Duracoat..

    [​IMG]

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    This is the gun that made me start this thread. I have some WWII green duracoat on its way for my frame. what did you do to prep the frame? and I know its only been a couple days since you duracoated your gun, but how well has it held up so far?

     

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