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    Duracoat Refinish of a Glock 22

    Duracoat Refinish of a Glock 22


    By: Hoosier Gun Coat


    In this tutorial, I知 going to go through a complete refinish of a Glock 22. The pattern i知 going to use is Air Force ABU camo. This is a new pattern and it is the first time I致e used it. I知 going to start out with a used Glock 22. I had previously refinished this in matte black and Blue Titanium Cerakote. We will completely strip the finish off and will go over step by step the placement of the ABU pattern. Lets get cracking!!!
    Below is a photo of what we池e going to start with. I have my Duracoat and hardener, a sample photo of the pattern I知 trying to achieve, my pistol, and my stencils. I make my own stencils. The ABU camo consists of 4 different colors. They are: Air Force ABU Tan, Air Force ABU Light Green, ABU Air Force Medium Green, and Air Force ABU Dark Green. The order in which the colors are applied will (sometimes) determine which color is dominant. On a typical 3 color pattern, the second color usually becomes the dominant color. For this pattern, I want an equal amount of color, so we will go in this order: Air Force ABU Dark Green, : Air Force ABU Tan, ABU Air Force Medium Green, and Air Force ABU Light Green (for highlights). I chose this order so that I can go back and put lighter highlights over the ABU Dark Green.


    First we have to completely strip our pistol. I will then separate the parts to be finished from the parts that don稚.


    Once the parts are separated, they will be prepped for blasting. I am skipping a crucial stepDEGREASING. The reason I知 skipping it is because this pistol has already been stripped and degreased. It has not been shot or oiled since the last refinish. The success to any refinish job relies on the degrease step. It is VERY important and should be done thoroughly. As you can see, I like hemostats. They allow me to grip small parts and pins. I use them as often as I can. The muzzle and breach of the barrel have been plugged with rubber stops. This prevents the blast media from getting down in the barrel or chamber. On barrels with integral feed ramps, the ramps will be blasted. I will go back after the refinish and polish out the feed ramps. I have taped up the trigger housing to keep blast material out. We will go back later once the tape is removed and wash out the housing.


    In the nest segment I will go through the blast process and we will lay down our first color.

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    can't wait to see the progress. while i will probably never attempt something like this myself, its neat to see how the process works, and the amazing results. keep up the good work

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    Boy! you've peaked my interest. I may want to try this sometime myself.
    Please keep the tutorial coming. Thanks

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    gonna watch this one closely....

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    Is it possible to match the factory finish? I have a slide I would like to get some very light rust pitting covered up. Love the gun and want to keep it original. Thanks
    Last edited by urustyone; 07-21-2009 at 20:45. Reason: added comment
    "The question is not how far. The question is, do you possess the constitution, the depth of faith, to go as far is as needed?"

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    +1 M9hoosier - I will be watching -

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    Tagging this as well...


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    Had a sudden influx of refinish jobs come in. Paying jobs. Will get back on this as soon as I clear up some time.

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    cool

    I have often wondered, and heard mixed reviews on the different finishes. I too, look forward to seeing this process come along. Keep it up.

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