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Kind of a long winded story so bear with me-

Made a bonehead move with my Glock 21 unless you say the slide Sustained some significant impact damage at about 45 mph- Front and rear sites were compromised but other than that just a slight blemish on the frying pan finish

Speak with an FFL in Snohomish that I have used for four or five transfers About replacing the sides and if they knew anyone well versed in duracoat/cerakote. He claimed that he did it so I said what the hell I’ll give them a shot-

First red flag was the price- $45 for the coating And H3 sight installation

Second red flag was when I received a message that the Duracoat slide was complete and ready to be picked up three days after I dropped it off,

I’m the kind of guy who knows a little bit about a lot of things and From the research I’ve done duracoat Can take up to 30 days for a full cure in some Instances.

Well I picked up my slide, paid the $45 and knew what I was getting back before I saw it. I haven’t seen any other coating portfolio work from this particular FFL/Smith but I don’t My slide would be part of their showcase- You can still see the original finish to the extremely light coat, There is a marine spot on the top of the slide which I assume is from the sight installation tool, And I suppose I should’ve clean the weapon prior to bringing it in, my reasoning for not doing so- I assume the slide would be prepped properly and I did not know which solvents we’re not duracoat friendly... I never thought that the Smith would just spray durakote over the dirt and grime inside the slide rail’s

Out of respect for the Smith In the community I will not drop their name here- If you plan on having coatings done by Smith in the Snohomish area please PM me privately and I will share more of my testimonial and experience.


This slide will be going to Dana with black hammer arms for repair... high cost of a low price


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One $5 can of spray paint...
$40 profit.
:popcorn:

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Yeah that’s absolutely terrible. Sorry for the troubles man, but at least it was an inexpensive mistake.
And, you’re doing the right thing by sending it to the cerakote king of tacoma lol


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Drop it off at Dana’s and grab a Burger at Burger Broiler....


Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:51 pm
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AR15L wrote:
One $5 can of spray paint...
$40 profit.
:popcorn:

(sorry)



Yeah that definitely crossed my mind just so I don’t feel like an asshole carrying it in the interim lol

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NMcDonald88 wrote:
Kind of a long winded story so bear with me-

Made a bonehead move with my Glock 21 unless you say the slide Sustained some significant impact damage at about 45 mph- Front and rear sites were compromised but other than that just a slight blemish on the frying pan finish

Speak with an FFL in Snohomish that I have used for four or five transfers About replacing the sides and if they knew anyone well versed in duracoat/cerakote. He claimed that he did it so I said what the hell I’ll give them a shot-

First red flag was the price- $45 for the coating And H3 sight installation

Second red flag was when I received a message that the Duracoat slide was complete and ready to be picked up three days after I dropped it off,

I’m the kind of guy who knows a little bit about a lot of things and From the research I’ve done duracoat Can take up to 30 days for a full cure in some Instances.

Well I picked up my slide, paid the $45 and knew what I was getting back before I saw it. I haven’t seen any other coating portfolio work from this particular FFL/Smith but I don’t My slide would be part of their showcase- You can still see the original finish to the extremely light coat, There is a marine spot on the top of the slide which I assume is from the sight installation tool, And I suppose I should’ve clean the weapon prior to bringing it in, my reasoning for not doing so- I assume the slide would be prepped properly and I did not know which solvents we’re not duracoat friendly... I never thought that the Smith would just spray durakote over the dirt and grime inside the slide rail’s

Out of respect for the Smith In the community I will not drop their name here- If you plan on having coatings done by Smith in the Snohomish area please PM me privately and I will share more of my testimonial and experience.


This slide will be going to Dana with black hammer arms for repair... high cost of a low price


Man, character is hard to hide. Sorry it was a sub par finish.

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From the looks of that, I doubt he even blasted the slide. The frying pan finish is one of the most sought after finishes on a Glock. I'd just soak that slide in some acetone, or spray it with brake cleaner, brush off the paint, and call it good. :bigsmile:


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Not enough prep, not enough coats. It'll never be as hard as Cerakote but it's easy to work with.

This is my Mossberg I did in CADPAT Light Green Duracoat a few years back.

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Fawkin A, that is very green!


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Man, character is hard to hide. Sorry it was a sub par finish.


Elaborate please-

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Was meaning that when something happens and you want to get it fixed better than it was, it's hard to hid the character (battle scars) cheaply. I've been in the same boat and wound up sending it to a real pro to get it right.

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Fawkin A, that is very green!


On some monitors it's almost a zombie thing, but in reality it's more olive/bazooka green color. But yes, very green.

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Was meaning that when something happens and you want to get it fixed better than it was, it's hard to hid the character (battle scars) cheaply. I've been in the same boat and wound up sending it to a real pro to get it right.



Oh I gotcha I thought maybe you were the smith that performed the work and was calling out my character LMAO

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NMcDonald88 wrote:
Caveman Jim wrote:
Was meaning that when something happens and you want to get it fixed better than it was, it's hard to hid the character (battle scars) cheaply. I've been in the same boat and wound up sending it to a real pro to get it right.



Oh I gotcha I thought maybe you were the smith that performed the work and was calling out my character LMAO


Lol Nothing of the sort, just been there done that. :bigsmile:

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