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AR New Coat

I have a chance to pick up a DPMS cheap because it had been "in the garage" painted camo. A couple of questions for you builders...

1. What is the cost to hydro dip?
2. What is the cost to get it redone, like melonite or another black finish?
3. Will stove paint, baked after coating, hold up sufficiently for a weekend plinker gun?

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Re: AR New Coat

if your comfortable breaking down an M4 to individual parts, I would think that you could cerakote or duracoat it yourself.

What did they use to paint it? If they just spray bombed it you could probably just use some cleaner and get it off of there.

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Re: AR New Coat

break the gun down, clean the paint off with lacquer thinner, buy a cerakote kit and do it yourself. To get the upper, lower and handguard/rail done would be in the $200 range to start. If they have to strip it, or if you want multiple colors or camo patterns it will be considerably more. Pretty dont make it shoot better. Do NOT cerakote the inside mag well or inside the upper or lower, you will have problems.

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Re: AR New Coat

If your DPMS has plastic handguards, you DO NOT want to use a thermal finish and bake the plastic. You will ruin the handguards.

Thermal cured finishes are much better than Duracoat, which is a Sherwin Williams product. You are better off using Aervoe paint compared to Duracoat.

Cerakote is very tough, but it's not inexpensive if you pay someone to apply it. I have a number of my firearms Cerakoted.

I've personally applied Norrell's Moly Resin aka KG Gunkote on most of my firearms. It holds up well, but it's not as durable as Cerakote.

If you DIY, the key is prepping the firearm. You want to make sure that you remove all traces of oil from the firearm.

If your DPMS is that cheap...I'm guessing under $600...I wouldn't spend another $200+ to have it Cerakoted as that is 1/3 the cost of your rifle.

Dipping is not very durable, but they offer some neat patterns.
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Re: AR New Coat

Aubie,

Lol, I was talking lower, upper and barrel. I wouldn't put a handguard, grip or any other plastic part in the oven.

Anyway, His wife found a buyer while he was out on the road.

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