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

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New docduracoat projects

Here are three new firearms for the doc to refinish

The pistol is a Ruger standard .22 that is rusty and has lost a lot of the original finish. Right now it is a rusty old piece of junk!

The carbine is a Steyr Aug A 3 configured for left side ejection with an aimpoint micro H 1 four m o a red dot

The AR 15 is a Spikes in a slide fire stock. It has the Surefire 60 round magazine. When you shoot the slide fire in full auto mode you run dry very fast even doing only 3 or 4 round bursts

Both the Aug and Spikes get extremely hot during use
I will finish both in Duraheat
The only question is what pattern
I am thinking Danish M 84 flectarn or Woodland Digital
Send an e mail to docduracoat@ gmail. com if you like these or have any other suggestions