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    Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    I going to paint my Mcmillan A5 stock. I've done duracoat on barrels, actions, etc but never on a stock. How should I prep the stock and I've never used cerakote what do you guys think of it. Thanks Ryan

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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    i would like to know the same thing...am about to try it and certainly would like some pointers...

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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    Lightly Blast the stock. Turn the pressure down in your blast cabinet and stand back a little and lightly etch the stock. Then blow off real good and coat. I use the Cerakote oven cure on the stock and cure it at 170 degrees F for 2 hours and it will work perfect.. I have done about 15 Mcmillan stocks with the Cerakote oven cure. You can't beat the Cerakote.. That is some good stuff. I wouldn't put that Dura Coat on anything I own.. Any more questions please let me know.

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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    Rub the stock down with Scotch-Brite pad, and then wipe down with alcohol. No need to blast and if this is done and you're not careful you will damage the gel coat and this will lead to other problems. McMillan painted stocks are more forgiving if low pressure blast is used.

    You can use oven cured Cerakote but you also need to be careful, if the resins get too hot they will leach to the surface and ruin the paint. The resin in the stock can also form a pinhole void that will also show up in the surface paint.

    You are better off using air cured Cerakote. Fully cures in five days as to three weeks for Duracoat to fully cure.

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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    I've done 6 rifle stocks, however, I use Duracoat. Scuff the surface with 800 grit sandpaper, degrease and spray. Duracoat is pretty tough even when it's not fully cured.

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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    Might give this cerakote business a shot this coming summer. Sounds like fun



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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    I prefer Cerakote on the metal and d
    Duracoat on stocks. Most stocks just need scuffing and wiping with alcohol or acetone, but any spray paint needs to come completely off. YMMV-Rob
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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    Thanks guys. I'm probably going to use duracoat. Now the biggest problem is figuring out wich green to go with. Thanks again Ryan

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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    Originally Posted By: Booty
    Lightly Blast the stock. Turn the pressure down in your blast cabinet and stand back a little and lightly etch the stock. Then blow off real good and coat. I use the Cerakote oven cure on the stock and cure it at 170 degrees F for 2 hours and it will work perfect.. I have done about 15 Mcmillan stocks with the Cerakote oven cure. You can't beat the Cerakote.. That is some good stuff. I wouldn't put that Dura Coat on anything I own.. Any more questions please let me know.

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    Not trying to knock you but 170*F will pop the mold lines on some synthetic stocks not to mention affect bedding. I would highly recommend against 170*F

    Lower temp and longer bake times or use the ambient cure. Oven cure is a touch more durable.

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    Re: Prepping for cerakote or duracoat

    Is the alchohol that you are using denatured?
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