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Thread: Why rattle can paint instead of Duracoat, et al.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowspirit View Post
    Those springs are flat wire ones, though the steel is common stainless. I wonder how much longer they last in flat wire form.
    Not sure, but when I take them apart about every year or two I don't notice any changes in length. Factory/regular cs/ss springs will start to vary in a year. I'm not sure at what point standard cs/ss springs start to fail in terms of compressed length/lack of compressability/lack of rebound ability. I haven't measured those factors.

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    To answer the original question, I had my Colt 1911 cerokoted some years back, it looked good for a while. The guy who did it coated the feed ramp and breach face which immediately started to chip off and feeding issues. I had another smith polish it off. The cerokote began to wear off in the high points from the holster, I kept refining my sights and the zero I wanted. Finally found my ideal sight set and a zero that hits where I want out to 50-60 yards. The gun is very reliable, no issues with full power ammo and good mags. I don't want to F it up!!
    The bare steel gets rust spots in this tropical environment. What to do? Rattle can, that's what. Yes, it wears off quickly on the rub points but touching up is easy. It's a bit ugly but it runs and hits where I want. The next time I "refinish" it I'll take some acetone to it to thin out previous coats.

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    Rapco is pretty awesome stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlygunner999 View Post
    Rapco is pretty awesome stuff

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    Never heard of it. How much does it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowspirit View Post
    Never heard of it. How much does it cost?
    http://www.rapcoparts.com/spraypaint.html

    From what Iíve read shipping is pricey, but itís a great alternative to Aervoe.

    Someone on Reddit made a comparison of the various shades: https://old.reddit.com/r/rattlecanne...le_megathread/
    Last edited by bryan1211; 02-16-24 at 06:14.

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    @bryan1211

    Thanks.

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    Look for local military vehicle clubs. A lot of times at their flea markets there will be people selling rapco and Aervo spray cans individually and in cartons for much less of what you can order them and have it shipped in small quantities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinzgauer View Post
    Look for local military vehicle clubs. A lot of times at their flea markets there will be people selling rapco and Aervo spray cans individually and in cartons for much less of what you can order them and have it shipped in small quantities.
    Sounds good. Thanks.

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