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Old 08-07-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
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Brownells GunKote Finish

Hi Guys: Did anyone used Brownells GunKote spray in a can with good result? Any tips on how to use it? The info I got from Brownells is not very helpful because I want to re-finish my slide with it. Thanks!
 
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Old 08-07-2003, 02:56 PM   #2
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You will get better results if you buy the stuff in liquid form and use an airbrush, even a cheapo from Harbor Freight. Spray cans just don't give you much control, they sputter, etc. It can be done but the chances of getting runs and other problems are much greater with a spray can.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:38 PM   #3
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How does the slide rails wear if covered with GunKote tefloy/moly? Do you get any hardening or reduced wear?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 06:25 AM   #4
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No hardening. It will reduce friction to some degree due to the teflon and moly but it will eventually wear.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 07:59 AM   #5
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I coated several guns using Brownell's Teflon/Moly... with practice, I could prevent any runs - but you better be sure you can get coverage on one steady pass! You don't want to hesitate or slow down because it's coming out of that spray can at a heathly clip - for this reason, it is almost impossible to get any decent coverage on a slides' internal rails or breechface...

I kept buying the aeresol cans convincing myself that I could learn to "get it right".... so after much experimentation, I went and bought a really good airbrush to GunKote with - there is no comparision to the difference it makes in both application, end result and durability. It's kind of like the difference between painting a house with a fine bristle brush versus using a broom... the broom will cover everything, but the detail "cutting in" work gets a little messy...

IMHO...
 
Old 08-12-2003, 02:41 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot guys! I think I will get a cheap airbrush for the GunKote.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 04:26 PM   #7
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I found one at Harbor Freight for $10.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:48 PM   #8
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Just curious but where do you get Gunkote in liquid form? All I was able to find was the spray can version.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:01 PM   #9
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KG Industries is the manufacturer: http://www.kgcoatings.com/
They also have application instructions on their website.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:11 PM   #10
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Perfect, thanks Dave! Is there much of a difference between the 1600 and 2400 series?
 
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