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    Question Camo dipping

    Has anyone had a firearm or anything else camo dipped ? I've been looking at a few sites that do this and was wondering if someone has had a good or bad experiance.
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    Only coating I have ever done was Duracoat and Allumahyde II - Duracoat is by far the most durable firearm finish I have ever used. It is a bit of a PITA as it requires an airbrush to apply and it is VERY stinky and requires a long downtime to properly cure (and stop stinking).
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    What finish options are available with these ? I'm looking to make an oldy but goody into a usefull hunting piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dubleuhb View Post
    What finish options are available with these ? I'm looking to make an oldy but goody into a usefull hunting piece.
    They make camo kits for the Duracoat -

    http://www.lauerweaponry.com/item-de...=ezcamokit.gif

    100 gets you everything you need including the airbrush - though I recommend using an air compressor, the cans tend to freeze.

    Here are all the camo patterns available, I think they have like 20.

    http://www.lauerweaponry.com/item-de...ortype=pattern

    And for an idea of the durability, the safety selector on an AK didn't cut a grove in this stuff for me.
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    Thanks Sprout, i'll look into these. I definitly would get more satisfaction with a DIY project.
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    If you decide against DIY, check out Tarjac. They are located right in Waterloo.

    Here's their site... http://www.tarjac.com

    They have a price list link and samples of all their patterns. I have not used them personally, but have heard good things about them.

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    that tarjac stuff look sweet
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    Thanks Gunner, they didn't come up in my google search. If i go that route i would lean toward a local instead of out of state company.
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    I just called them and inquired about a discount if a bunch of us were intersted in their process. The person I need to speak with is out till tomorrow. I'll follow-up then.

    If I can get some discount for NYF, is anyone interested?

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    Since i am looking to have one done already...absolutely ! discounts good.
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    I had Tarjac in Waterloo decorate my AR-10 with Woodland digital camouflage.

    They did a good job and were easy to work with.

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    Nice looking rifle ! BTW what is the make of that charging handle ?
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    It's a conventional handle with a Badger Ordnance Tac-Latch.

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    I have seen statements all very similar to this on several sites...

    "Duracoat is nothing more than Sherwin Williams Polane-T repackaged."
    "Check the MSDS sheets"

    It may or may not be a truthful statement, but I'd check it out if you were serious about duracoat... If nothing else you could get it for cheaper buying it under the Sherman label...


    As for me... The only coating that impresses me currently is CeraKote by NIC Industries....
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTLO910 View Post
    I have seen statements all very similar to this on several sites...

    "Duracoat is nothing more than Sherwin Williams Polane-T repackaged."
    "Check the MSDS sheets"

    It may or may not be a truthful statement, but I'd check it out if you were serious about duracoat... If nothing else you could get it for cheaper buying it under the Sherman label...


    As for me... The only coating that impresses me currently is CeraKote by NIC Industries....
    I am not sure of that rumor - but you can only get Polane T and the reducer in gallon sizes which runs over $200 dollars. Which to mix for gun coating is 6:1 so around 600 dollars total which you only need 2 oz. for one rifle so that 7 gallons is a whole lot of rifles

    I hear the polane is a good substitute, but it isn't the same or atleast there isn't firm evidence to suggest that.

    Either way - if he is looking to do a project himself it is a good affordable option and certainly cheaper than paying a smith 2-300 to do the job for him.

    Those DIY camo dip kits may actually be a good option but in any event you have to spray something on it to protect it after - maybe duracoat matte clear?

    I have never used Cerakote and not sure that that is something that a DIY'r would be able to get and use. Do you have any links to DIY kits?

    Good point about the MSDS sheets - that was my intent when stressing that it is very pungent and takes a while to stop smelling; basically my laymens termonology for if it stinks, keep it out of the house
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmussack View Post
    It's a conventional handle with a Badger Ordnance Tac-Latch.
    Thanks K, it looks much more functional for a scoped AR, gonna have order one and see how i like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner57 View Post
    If you decide against DIY, check out Tarjac. They are located right in Waterloo.

    Here's their site... http://www.tarjac.com

    They have a price list link and samples of all their patterns. I have not used them personally, but have heard good things about them.

    That process is pretty darn cool.


    The bike they have on the home page is not a dip though, it is a wrap that has been clear coated over. The owner is a customer of ours, I wonder why they would lie....

    Oh and that camo pattern on the bike is called "morning wood camo" lol. It is comprised of various silhouettes of nude woman overlapped in different colors to create camo.
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    With a couple of cans of Krylon Camouflage paint and some masking tape you can effectively break-up the shape and dull the shine of a weapon.

    When the paint gets chipped or scuffed it's easy and cheap to touch it up or just let it show.

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    I spoke with Susan at Tarjac this morning and she was very receptive to offering a discount for us. I encouraged her to join as a Gold Vendor.

    If any of you want to take advantage, contact them and identify yourself as a NYF member. Supply them with the coupon code NS1215 and you'll receive a one-time discount of 30% on your first order with them.

    If any of you are dealers, she asked that you contact her directly and she would have a better deal for you.

    Once again, they are in Waterloo, ny and their phone number is 315-539-8524

    Their web site is http://www.tarjac.com

    If you have any problems with the discount, ask for Susan.

    And by the way, I asked about the motorcycle. It's a film and does get dipped according to her.

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    Susan from Tarjac just emailed me with a change to the coupon code... use NS1201

    She also requested that you ask for her if you are taking advantage of the discount.

    Here's her contact info:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner57 View Post
    And by the way, I asked about the motorcycle. It's a film and does get dipped according to her.
    The picture of the bike I was asking about has been taken down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner57 View Post
    Susan from Tarjac just emailed me with a change to the coupon code... use NS1201

    She also requested that you ask for her if you are taking advantage of the discount.

    Here's her contact info:

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    315-539-8524 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************315-539-8524******end_of_the_skype_highlighting ex 113
    susan@tarjac.com
    Hmmm... I might have to think about taking advantage of this offer. I really dislike the finish on my Mossberg 500. Love the gun, but the finish leaves much to be desired. It hasn't held up to the elements like I'd have liked it to. Maybe I'll buy a synthetic stock and fore end then send it and both barrels off to have them dipped. Thanks for the heads up.

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    so whats it run to have tarjac do a rifle????
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigstang View Post
    so whats it run to have tarjac do a rifle????
    If you go to their website and click on "PRICES" they have everything spelled out there.

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    So, should this be the pattern I get my Colt done in Gunner?
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