Whenever you have a coating failure, it's almost always because of the metal prep done. The metal has to be totally free of oils or silicones and be properly primed.I used three colors and local foliage to paint AR mags and a 22 rifle. They turned out great but the paint scraped off easily. I don't know if I should try it with another gun and seal it. I also don't know how well this paint will hold up under high temperatures so it might not be good to paint a semi auto barrel.
What do you do for preping a rifle?Whenever you have a coating failure, it's almost always because of the metal prep done. The metal has to be totally free of oils or silicones and be properly primed.
I've heard a lot of complaints about Duracoat failures, yet I've done more guns with it than I can count and have never had a failure. When I looked into the failures, it was always prep related. Same goes for spray paint or anything else. If you choose a good product and it still fails, it's prep related.
Great, now you make me want to buy an orange wallet to replace my tan one :Just do yourself a favor and don't get a camouflage wallet. A friend of mine did and dropped his wallet while he was doing construction on a house up in the mountains. Needless to say it didn't work out to his advantage .
Priming is very important for a couple of reasons. First, it helps the paint stick to the rifle.You got me, it was not primed before I painted it. In the future I will have to think about doing that.