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#2104028 - 05/02/17 03:47 PM Paint or Wrap?
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Stinky Britches

Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 5714
Loc: Tuscaloosa
cleaning up a shotgun that had quite a bit of surface rust on the barrel and mag tube, but nothing major and doesn't appear to be pitted.

going to rub it down thoroughly with 0000 steel wool and oil to get the rest of the surface rust off, then I need to refinish it. I've about narrowed it down to either doing a DIY camo paint job or possibly a wrap if I can find one to fit it.

My question is, which will be more effective in preventing surface rust in the future? I've heard mixed opinions on the wraps, with some saying moisture can get trapped underneath....

Thoughs?


Edited by GomerPyle (05/02/17 03:54 PM)
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#2104034 - 05/02/17 03:50 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: GomerPyle]
odocoileus Offline
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Registered: 10/17/08
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Loc: Selma/Auburn
the alumahyde paint from brownells is supposedly the cats meow
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#2104361 - 05/02/17 09:05 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: GomerPyle]
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Registered: 08/24/06
Posts: 4755
Loc: pickens county al
If I were going to keep it I would have it cerakoted
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#2104399 - 05/02/17 09:30 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: 300gr]
Reaper Offline
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Originally Posted By: 300gr
If I were going to keep it I would have it cerakoted

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#2104464 - 05/02/17 10:22 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: 300gr]
Bamaturkeykilla Online   content
spike

Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 17
Loc: AL/GA
Originally Posted By: 300gr
If I were going to keep it I would have it cerakoted


Agree with this. Had one done a few years ago in the titanium color and love it. Probably gonna get more done when they starting getting some wear on them.

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#2104930 - 05/03/17 01:06 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: 300gr]
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Stinky Britches

Registered: 08/11/14
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Loc: Tuscaloosa
Originally Posted By: 300gr
If I were going to keep it I would have it cerakoted


how much would you expect to pay to have one cerakoted? no fancy designs or anything, just a basic cerakote paint job...
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#2105214 - 05/03/17 06:26 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: GomerPyle]
Reaper Offline
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Registered: 12/02/11
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Loc: N.E Bama
PM Gundoc, he does it and he's right there by you.

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#2105297 - 05/03/17 07:27 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: Reaper]
Fuzzy_Bunny Online   content
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Registered: 05/11/12
Posts: 5910
Loc: Pike County, AL
Originally Posted By: Reaper
PM Gundoc, he does it and he's right there by you.


If you want it done right, this is the way to go. Plus it will be a nice gift to the guns owner when you give it back. smile

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#2118069 - 05/19/17 01:39 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: 300gr]
jdhunter2011 Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 2157
Loc: Lawrence Co. AL

Originally Posted By: 300gr
If I were going to keep it I would have it cerakoted

x2 I had my old .870 done
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#2118214 - 05/19/17 04:51 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: GomerPyle]
AUwrestler Offline
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Registered: 02/02/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Owens Xrds
I did my mossberg 500 in a mossyoak wrap and I love it. Gonna wrap my other gun over the summer.
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#2118220 - 05/19/17 04:57 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: GomerPyle]
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Loc: Guntersville
Fixing to rattlecan a Ruger American .308.
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#2119203 - 05/21/17 08:34 AM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: GomerPyle]
TickaTicka Offline
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Registered: 05/14/15
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Loc: On the X
I don't know Gomer. I've seen some pretty nice rattle can camp jobs on duck guns over the years that seem to last a long time and do as good a job repelling the elements as a factory finish. I've never had the cajones to spray rustoleum on one of my guns, but have thought about it.

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#2119604 - 05/21/17 08:44 PM Re: Paint or Wrap? [Re: GomerPyle]
3toe Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 20407
Loc: Shelby County
My 870 is spray painted/cleared and doesn't have a bit of rust on it from hard field use. Touch ups are easy if needed.

I had a wrap on a shotgun years ago and it rusted where the wrap met the vent rib. Moisture would get on the edges of the wrap.

I prefer spray paint. The cerakote is nice too.


Edited by 3toe (05/21/17 08:44 PM)
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