View Full Version : Arma-Coat sprayer Kits

09-17-2012, 01:41 PM

So I took in on a trade a older shotgun that its going to need some work forsure.

My thoughts are to fix her up with some arma-coat finish.

Now I want this to be a winter project for myself so i can keep myself busy, so I was looking around for a way to do it myself.

I do not want to go out and buy a bluing kit I could see myself getting hurt with the massively hot water.

So i was looking at spray solutions, With Arma-coat its pretty sweet with the final product, so i thought that might be the best option but i want to do it myself.

I dont have a sprayer so i was kinda going hmmmm how would i do this...

Anyways I saw they had these spray kits, with Preval.

Anyone tried something like this in the past? How easy is it? and does it come out with a nice finish?

I know it will not be the same as if Arma-cost did it, but it cuts down the cost alot!

Thoughts? suggestions? going for Economic Build here, so i dont want to buy a spray kit.

BTW will arma-coat work on wood?



09-17-2012, 04:41 PM
Cold blue kits would be cheaper, but do require quite a bit of patience and prep.

I have given that very kit alot of thought myself, but have been waiting for a review to pop up, so I will await yours. :p

09-17-2012, 05:16 PM
lol thanks mletho

09-17-2012, 06:22 PM
Seriously though. LOL

My Stevens 350 is in need of a facelift. ;)

09-17-2012, 07:03 PM
Awsome, everyone loves a guinea pig

Edit to add regarding the Prevail sprayer, there is something disconcerting about a spokesman standing in front of a green screen with a warehouse as the backdrop, makes me think he is in his moma's basement ala big bang theroy; Howard.............., are you and your playmates making a porno down therre

09-17-2012, 07:18 PM
Seconding the guinea pig love...get your mind out of the gutter.

I dunno about the Prevail thing, maybe you know someone with a medium sized air compressor? Canadian Tire has 1 quart spray pots pretty cheap?

09-17-2012, 07:33 PM
Not in the gutter, thats classic Howards mom right there


09-18-2012, 08:22 AM
I bought a little spray gun from princess auto when I thought I would try the armacoat, but never got around to buying the paint.

09-18-2012, 08:38 AM
I saw that duracoat sells a complete kit with this spray bottle type device aswell, Shake and spray, mind your its half the price

09-18-2012, 02:03 PM
Being a painter for a living I would say painting is 90% prep and only 10% painting.
That spray can is only for a one time use with the heavy ceramic paint.
Take a butane torch and dry off the metal. Now take you spray mix and spry it on lightly with multiple coats once it was cool try not to touch it. Now once you got multiple coats and it's looking all preaty it's time to bake a cake. Barret is the bomb to deal with so just ask him for the DL when ordering. But honestly me I would just dis-assemble it and ship it to him cause he has all the tools to do some preaty wok.

09-18-2012, 02:08 PM
the arma coat kits work good so does the camo krylon you buy at crappy tire or failmart

09-18-2012, 04:25 PM
gunzilla would remove the krylon spray paint(did on mine), it wouldn't remove the armacoat, would it?

09-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Finally fixing up that 16ga I gave you huh ? :D I don't think any of the above products are going to be enough help ! LOL !

09-18-2012, 06:57 PM
Finally fixing up that 16ga I gave you huh ? :D I don't think any of the above products are going to be enough help ! LOL !

god no Flyinghigh has that now

09-19-2012, 02:07 PM
Finally fixing up that 16ga I gave you huh ? :D I don't think any of the above products are going to be enough help ! LOL !
Nope. Not if it was done right. This is due to it's ceramic based paint.

09-19-2012, 02:12 PM
Nope. Not if it was done right. This is due to it's ceramic based paint.

you have not seen it, lol.

I think it was left in the rain for 20 years then used as a hammer while nails were fired out of the barrel

09-20-2012, 12:40 PM
you have not seen it, lol.

I think it was left in the rain for 20 years then used as a hammer while nails were fired out of the barrel

That'll buff right out.

09-26-2012, 09:58 AM
I know you said you want to do this project yourself ... but I'll second the notion of sending it to Barrett(arma-coat) as he does amazing work. I had a mossberg Maverick 88 for yrs ... used it for goose hunting and abused the hell out of it ... rust galore, bent trigger guard, etc ... I didn't believe it was the same 12 guage when I got it back ... he is that good!!!

Rankin Inlet, NU

09-26-2012, 10:07 AM
Well I turned around and sold the shotgun instead of doing the work.

I did the math, even with going the self route, the cost would come close to buying another shotgun that is exactly what i wanted to do.

With the getting it done by barrett route it put me way over my budget for this project.

11-09-2012, 02:44 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys, the arma-coat pre-val kits work great for one time users and you can also do 4 handguns or 2 long guns with an 8oz bottle for $40.00. Using an HVLP gun is best to give you the maximum performance in spraying. Once you are setup with doing arma-coat or parkerizing it is nice if you damage something or by a beater gun you can make look like new for quite cheap without having to send it out. WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHOOOOOO MY First POST

11-09-2012, 03:08 PM
Good to have you around.

11-09-2012, 04:15 PM
While we're on the subject, I'd like to know more about Arma-coat vs Cerakote. Specifically, I'm working on building a shotgun, and I'm looking for something that will last, well, forever!

11-09-2012, 05:46 PM
Maybe since Barret's on here now we can here his point of view of it.

11-09-2012, 05:50 PM
I don't see why you couldn't use an airbrush to apply that finish.

11-09-2012, 06:16 PM
I bought a cheap little spray gun from princess auto for arma coat, then never got around to ordering some. Now the gun I was going to use it on(Savage 4c) is gone.

11-21-2012, 08:36 PM
I was looking at spraying some of my projects. Dura coat is expensive to ship over the boarder from what i saw. and the one time spray can doesnt sound economical to me. an air brush is a good way to go. there is a cheap single action one from home depo that is about $15 and is very reusable. aramacoat is canadian but its quite a bit more than dura coat. too bad we cant get dura coat in canada easily....

11-22-2012, 09:52 PM
Yep. I am currently talking to a Sherman Williams rep to see if they make something simillar.

01-11-2013, 11:58 AM
any word on that paint from Sherman Williams?

01-11-2013, 10:57 PM
any word on that paint from Sherman Williams?

A buddy of mine did some research and found Sherwin Williams has something similar to Dura-Coat.....

The stuff is called Pollane T polyurethane enamel.You will need the reducer as well because its pretty thick s**t.We reduce it 50% And the hardner is called pollane V66 V27.

He has used almost every type of firearms coating..........

Personally, for ease of use and simplicity, I like KG Gun-Kote.........it is ready to spray right out of the can.........no adding reducers/hardners...........had several firearms coated with Gun-Kote and never had an issue..........

01-11-2013, 11:59 PM
Currently I am testing this one by ICI/Dulux
It also comes in spray cans. I am not going to say it's great tell summer comes cause the black in the summer sun and shooting will be the real test to see if it holds but right now all is good.

01-12-2013, 02:55 AM
Seems like an interesting product and hey, if ya mess up you can still send it away.