Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DuraBlue™ Spray-On Bluing – You can do this!



Greetings DuraCoat Fans!

Have you heard about DuraBlue™ Spray-On Bluing yet? If not, boy do we have news for you. DuraBlue™ Spray-On Bluing by the makers of DuraCoat® Firearm Finishes is taking the firearm industry by storm. This revolutionary new firearm coating replaces the need for traditional bluing methods. Whether it be hot caustic bluing, cold bluing, rust bluing, or any other type of traditional gun bluing that you do yourself or pay someone to do for you, you can use DuraBlue instead. It is indistinguishable from traditional gun bluing! You have to see it to believe it!



You can do this! - This statement applies to individuals, gun shops, and even firearm manufacturers. The high cost of traditional gun bluing is a turn off for many. Doing traditional bluing yourself as an individual can be tough, even dangerous. Finding someone to do it for you can be difficult and if you do find someone they might charge an arm and a leg. Gun shops and firearm restorers can benefit from the simplicity of DuraBlue™. No caustic chemicals to work with, no hot tanks, no vapors rusting everything in your shop, no serious health hazards. Imagine a simple spray can could rejuvenate an old rusty gun in minutes! Even firearm manufacturers would be wise to use DuraBlue™ for many of the same reasons.

But what is it if it isn’t bluing? – DuraBlue™ Spray-On Bluing was developed out of DuraCoat®. It is a two-part spray-on coating that has all the properties you expect from DuraCoat®, including but not limited to, flexibility, durability, uv protection, chemical resistance, and of course, protection from rust and corrosion. DuraBlue™ looks and feels like real gun bluing but there is no worry about scratches, wear, or rust. It provides a deep, glossy finish and is available in three colors – Blue, Black, and Blue/Black. It can be applied to handguns, rifles, shotguns, any type of gun really. You can have that traditional look without the hassles!



How does it work? – Well, that is very simple indeed. DuraBlue™ is available in a liquid form for application with spray equipment and is also available in an aerosol can. The liquid version comes in sizes starting at 4oz up to gallons and beyond. It can be applied with something as simple as an airbrush but can also be applied with spray guns with the appropriate nozzle size. Volume is something to consider when choosing an application method. The aerosol can is perfect for one or two rifles or shotguns and works very well for the beginner.  The prep process can be as simple as degreasing and sanding to remove any rust. This should be done at a minimum. We recommend degreasing with our TruStrip™ Cleaner/Degreaser for best results. For more professional results we recommend degreasing with TruStrip™, sandblasting with 120 grit aluminum oxide, Parkerizing, and then coating. Parkerizing is not required but does give the DuraBlue™ the best surface to adhere to.  DuraBlue™ is then sprayed on in very thin passes with a final heavy wet coat to achieve the sheen. View our instructional videos on using both spray equipment and the aerosol can for more detailed information. 

Spray Equipment Application Video

Aerosol Application Video


DuraBlue™ will not stop here! You can expect more from DuraCoat® in the months to come. DuraBlue™ will expand into a line of traditional finishes to meet every restoration need or new manufacture desire!  Stay Tuned!

17 comments:

  1. How well or how long does Durablue hold up? Say on a concealed carry revolver?

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    1. DuraBlue is meant to be a permanent finish. If you are carrying this daily then you may start to notice wear on the high points or from the holster but it should take years before any significant wear occurs.

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  2. Can you paint it with a brush To replicate a satin gloss finish.

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    1. DuraBlue must be applied by spray either with the aerosol can or using an airbrush or spray gun.

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  4. What are the spray (non-aerosol can) application differences between durablue matte and durablue polish?

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    1. The major difference in the application is the the Polished requires many very thin coats and then one final heavy wet coat to achieve the shine. The Matte does not require the heavy coat at the end. The prep steps are the same.

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    3. Dear sir: I have just purchased Durablue Polished Black Aerosol version, because in Europe I cannot find the Matte version. I have purchased it, in order to apply it to a tactical rifle. I would like the final finish to be the less shiny as possible. Is there any tip, in order to do it so?
      Greetings from Spain

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    4. You say that, in order to achieve the shine, you must apply a final heavy coat, so I must understand that, if I don´t do so, and to some extent, I can get a less shiny finish? Am I correct?
      Greetings

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    5. Petrus Aroesnosa: Yes, if you do not apply the final heavy coat you will achieve a less shiny finish.

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  5. You have splendidly elaborated bluing, and how crucial the process is for a gun. From what I know, blued parts also need to be properly oiled to prevent rust. The DuraBlue spray is indeed a great product. Check out other gun products here: http://survival-mastery.com/diy/weapons/how-to-clean-a-shotgun.html

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  6. Can DuraBlue be wet sanded? This was my first time using this product. Overall it looks really good, but there are a few imperfections that I'd like to try and correct with wet sanding if possible.

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    1. DuraBlue can be buffed to work out minor imperfections and to increase shine.

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  7. Hunting is an art. Who like this are not perfect on shooting. For them quality best air rifle is best. It helps them easily to hunting.

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