DIY: Give your Gun a New Coat

Road trips, hunting adventures, target practice and overall usage bring wear and tear to the majority of loved guns. Give your gun a facelift and new life with a new finish.

Add Wheeler’s Cerama-Coat custom spray-on armor to your beauty:

  1. Disassemble the gun: remove stocks, barrel, receiver and trigger group
  2. Clean all metal parts with a quality solvent
  3. Use 0000 steel wool to remove any traces of rust
  4. Completely degrease metal components that will be treated with Cerama-Coat to ensure  good bond between the metal and coating
  5. Tip: Try using a combination of Birchwood Casey Gun Scrubber and chlorine-free brake cleaner
  6. Mask off any parts of the trigger group, barrel and receiver you do not wish to coat, such as the threads on the end of the magazine tube or barrel extension that inserts into the receiver
  7. Insert a wooden dowel into the barrel or magazine tube so you can handle it without touching the metal
  8. Evenly spray the metal gun parts with Cerama-Coat being careful not to build up too much: it will run and you’ll have to start over
  9. Tip: use disposable gloves when spraying, as the finish does not wash off easily
  10. Allow all treated parts to air-dry for 30 minutes between coats. Two or three coats should give you a nice, drip-free, durable finish
  11. Preheat oven to 300 F
  12. Use wire to hang all of the parts from the oven racks and allow it to bake for 30 minutes
  13. Plastic parts should be cured in a 200f oven for 120 minutes
  14. Turn off the oven and allow the parts to cool to room temperature before handling
  15. Oil all uncoated metal surfaces with quality gun oil and whip off any excess
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