Rust Resistant Finishes

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Logansdad, Jun 24, 2002.

  1. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    My little Winchester pumpgun needs a rust resistant finish to protect it from heat & humidity....I like hard chrome except for the look...I've heard of black chrome...sounds cool to me :cool: Any suggestions ? :fuss: :rolleyes:
  2. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    If your serious, an option may be go to metal finishes. They do nice work.


    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    What about parkerizing or Magnacoat?
  4. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    familiar w/ parker, how does Magna work?

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Supposed to be like parkerization but smoother and semi-glosstype finish. Withstood some mega hour salt test.
  6. I'd stay away from the black chrome. It does look kinda neat but its main function is to absorb heat from the sun. I have worked with it for many years on solar equipment. If the sun hits it it will get too hot to handle. I've got a lot of burns to prove it. Under the right conditions it can easily exceed 200 degrees.
  7. colt45

    colt45 Guest

    What about teflon coat? I've seen it on a custom 7mm ultra mag. really looked sweet.

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Practically the same as Magnacoat.
  9. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Evangelist

    Check out Mac has some awesome finishes in what he calls Tuff-Gun. It's a Parkerized undercoat with a special overcoat that is guaranteed to never rust again. All internals are treated, too. Great design/color schemes are available. Good luck...
  10. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    Rattlesnakebite would black chrome be hotter than the bluing currently on it ?
  11. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Thanks Calvin,looks cool.
  12. Armorer

    Armorer Guest

    Xtremecote, MilSpec Armor Coatings and HHC CO. did my M1


    Eight colors. The guy said to leave it in a river. It won't rust ever again. Made my 1944 look brand new.

    P.M. Me and ill send you his phone number.
  13. Jesse

    Jesse Tradehawker LLC / / Jn 17:17 Forum Contributor

    Karl Sokol has a finish called Moutaintuff. It is basically parkerizing with a moly- bake-on finish. Really nice and affordable. On stainless guns he bead-blasts instead of parkerizing.

  14. Chris

    Chris G&G Evangelist Staff Member Forum Contributor

    The Molly Coat finish is one of high recommendations, many firearms such as long rifles are coated in that, and I highly recommend that.
  15. BenP

    BenP Guest

    There's also certain dupont coatings that'll work, but you have to be careful.
  16. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Evangelist

    I had one af my Taurus .357's done in the Black-T finish. It's your basic black color, and kinda feels/looks like a Parkerizing job, but it's a moly-coat finish. It has been very good so far, but it took 3 months to get it back. It also cost $200, which I felt was a little steep. Then again, it's got a lifetime warranty on it.
    Had my Romanian SAR-1 done in Mac's Tuff-Gun and Tuff-Stock finish, and I absolutely love it! Had the tiger stripe camo pattern with urban colors. All the mags were done in the same scheme, and the stock was also done. Little pricey, but I am gonna send him more buisness because I think it's the best going. 2-week turnaround, and only 1 week if law enforcement/armed security.
  17. Logansdad..Yup the black chrome would be hotter. It is designed to trap different wavelengths like ultraviolet and infared radiation. The blueing primarily traps the visible light spectrum. Black chrome will get surprisingly hot on even a cloudy or overcast day.
  18. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    Well Jerry I like the NP3
  19. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor

    my friend had his 1911 done in it, I'll be shooting with him today. never heard a complaint. I cant remember what he paid, this was about 8 years ago, good to check the pricing.
  20. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    I expect it will be expensive...