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!