Firearm Finishes

Firearm Finishes

Nalco Gunsmithing specializes in refinishing firearms, knives, airsoft guns, paintball marker, guitar hardware and just about any metal, wood, or plastic surface that requires an ultra-durable color and protection. We are an FFL (Federal Firearms License) holder, so we can send and receive firearms for refinishing, no problem.

Nalco offers a wide variety of refinishing solutions, such as: DuraCoat, Hot Bluing, Rust Bluing, Fire or Nitre Bluing and Camo Dipping.


So what is Duracoat?

DuraCoat is a two part chemical coating. Unlike other firearm finishes, DuraCoat was created specifically for firearms. Other firearm finishes are “spin-off’s” from other industries. Although it was developed for the firearms industry, DuraCoat’s versatility can be used anywhere a durable finish is required. DuraCoat’s applications are only limited by your imagination. DuraCoat is a hard polymer that is oil, solvent, and wear resistant. It resists 100 inch pounds of direct impact and 80 inch pounds of reverse impact. Its pencil hardness runs H to 2H. DuraCoat has passed a 300 hour salt spray test, which far exceeds military requirements for firearms finishes. Major manufacturers such as DSA utilize DuraCoat finishes on their rifles. DuraCoat has proven to hold up extremely well under field conditions. Even on parts such as FAL bolts, which are subject to significant abrasion as the bolt cycles, DuraCoat has held up well and proven to be extremely durable. DuraCoat is not a flash cure application which will become brittle after curing resulting in chipping and flaking. DuraCoat cures slowly so it remains flexible after it cures which contributes to its excellent abrasion and wear resistance. DuraCoat does not wear out, it wears in. DuraCoat can be applied over just about any surface including, metal, plastic, or wood as long as the surface is properly prepared.
Once you discover how durable and beneficial a DuraCoat finish can be for your favorite gun, you’ll want all of you favorite sporting hardware coated with DuraCoat. DuraCoat is permanent. With normal use, a firearm finished with DuraCoat will last several lifetimes.
With Hot Bluing there are 3 different types of finishes;
  • Matte is a sandblasted non reflective finish.
  • Deluxe Finish replicates most manufacturers bluing finish up to 400 grit.
  • Master Finish is a high gloss mirror polish that replicates S&W or Colt finish.

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