Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Para ordnance .45 cal warthog pistol

Here is a compact .45 from para ordnance 
The finish was well worn off from being carried in a concealment holster
I have not been  impressed with the factory finish on any para ordnance product
This one was sanded to bare metal and coated with cerakote graphite black on the slide and highland green on the lower
The controls and barrel  were polished to a mirror finish with mothers mag polish
Ready for a lifetime of concealed carry

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cerakote and Duracoat paintball guns

Tiger stripe versus digital in the same color scheme
Here the upper gun was Duracoated over 5 years ago
The bottom one was just  cerakoted recently.
The Duracoat has held up well to very hard use. Just a little flaking off the braided air hose and some wear on the tombstone latch where the air hose enters the bottom of the gun
This old style Tippman A 5 has been used in woodsball play. It has been dragged, tangled in vines, pushed thru peepholes and hit against
wooden bunkers.
I am impressed with duracoats durability!
We will see how well the cerakote holds up

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Camo Steyr Aug

Here is how the Aug looks in the grass on a sunny day 

It is counterintuitive, but contrasting spots really help break up the outline 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Woodland digital paintball gun, left side

Here is the left side of that Tippman A 5 paintball marker
The cerakote c has a very smooth finish

Woodland digital paintball marker

Here is a Tippman A5 paintball gun painted in woodland digital with cerakote c

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Docs' guns get hot!

Here is docduracoat at the range blasting away
That Arsenal AK is painted in Duracoat
It has had thousands of rounds thru it
(The doc shoots a lot every week)
The paint on the gas block has turned dark brown
That was after six mags rapid fire.
The rest of the paint job is still perfect
The cerakote c on that spikes AR 15 in the slidefire stock is holding up very well

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Steyr Aug Danish flectarn detail view

Here you can see that all original factory markings are still visible
This is an Aimpoint red dot on a YHM riser
I use the 4 moa dot as you pick up the big dot faster when running and engaging multiple targets
The Aug is so handy for this kind of shooting

Monday, February 24, 2014

Slide fire full auto AR 15

Here is an AR-15 I built from a Spikes lower and a DSA upper. I put it together as cheap as possible because it is to be used with a slide fire stock
The slidefire works great and a can shoot full auto from short bursts to mag dumps.
It gets hot fast even with 3 round bursts from a 60 round mag !

More Danish M 84 Flectarn Steyr Aug goodness

Here is the Aug A 3 on a Danish Flectarn background
The colors on the Aug are hunter green, graphite black and sage green
This is Cerakote C
The biggest drawback to the Steyr Aug is how hot it gets even in steady, slow,aimed fire. Even at one shot every 5 seconds, after just a few magazines you can only hold the front half by the foregrip
The cerakote c series is the perfect choice for such hi temp use

Steyr Aug in Danish Flectarn

Here is the final product
Female stencils are used for the sage green shapes
I did not copy the exact yellow-green of M 84 Flectarn
I am tempted to sand off the sage and reapply the same shapes in the correct flectarn yellow green
What do you readers think?

Green Steyr Aug

Here is the Danish Flectarn on the Aug in progress
After the graphite black base coat, stencils are applied and hunter green is the second coat.
If you look closely, you can see some of the stencils thru the green
I think the Steyr Aug looks great all green!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Ruger .22 close up

Remember all that rust?
Replaced by a nice fade, cooler green barrel to a speckled black frame
Black trigger and green grip screws for accent colors
The medallion is red and shiny again
This pistol is good for another 15 years of plinking from the ATV, now rust proof

Ruger Standard .22

Here is the finished pistol
It is now rust proof on the outside
Ready to go back into the glove compartment it was in before

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Base Coat

Here we have the the base coat is cooler green
It looks nice just like this!
We are not done yet
The grips need to be decreased and duracoated matte black. The Ruger Medallion had lost all its red color and is tarnished
We also need the second color to make a 2 tone finish
Traditionally the upper and lower halves are each done a different color to achieve the 2 tones
Lets try something a little different and do the 2 tone front to back like on my windsurf board

Ruger ready for duracoat

Here the pistol has been sanded down to bare metal
All the old original finish is gone from every nook and cranny
A LOT of material had to be removed at the rusted spots
Any deeper and I would have has to fill the pits. As it is, I will just barely be able to cover them with duracoat
Although Lauer company recommends parkerizing the metal, I have found this step not necessary.
Now I will degrease 3 times with different chemicals.
Then spray with Duracoat

Ruger Standard .22

These photos show a little more detail of the condition of this pistol. You can see the rust and the poor condition of the original finish