Duracoat Question

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Hopefully someone can help me out. I have an old 93 Spanish Mauser that I'm redoing and was going to Duracoat the barrel. Can I coat the inside of the receiver without causing issues with the bolt? I'm afraid that if I don't coat it it won't look good but don't want to cause issues with the bolt operation. Any help would be greatly appriciated.
 

GLS

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Duracoat is not Kryptonite. If you decide to paint the inside of the receiver, the bolt will eventually cut through the coating in places of contact. A big issue will be de-greasing a century of oil and grease for proper adherence on the areas that won't receive wear and tear. If it were my gun, I wouldn't bother painting the insides; any cosmetic value is exceeded by the trouble in preparation and application. An unpainted surface looks a lot better than a painted surface losing paint. I have used Duracoat on shotguns and even with attention to preparation and application, it will chip, but it is still worth doing. Gil
 

GLS

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Can't stress enough proper preparation including sanding to rough up the surface and de-greasing. The "shake and spray" kit eliminates the need for a compressor or air brush and a coarse Scrubbie is included for roughing up the blued surface. Follow instructions on allowing it to cure as well. It is more susceptible to dings and chips if used before it properly cures. Gil
 
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