At DareingArms LLC we are happy to create a new finish for your firearm, or restore the factory colors with something far more durable than the standard bluing. We do not offer Hot bluing services, however we can recreate the color easily starting from a brighter blue all the way to a deep black. Most firearm parts can be coated. Our normal refinishing time frame can vary between a few business days to a few weeks depending on workload Please contact us for current turn around times. All patterns and designs are free of charge, our rates are based only on number of colors.
Moly Resin™ is a product trademark of John Norrell Inc. The thermally cured coatings are formulated from a phenolic resin base and molybdenum disulfide (a superior lubricant) with an exclusive blend of additives that create a phenolic coating that is a hard, durable, chemical and heat resistant state-of-the-art finish. Our low temperature catalyst hardens and bonds the coating to the surface to form a barrier to acids, oils, paint removers, powder solvents, bore cleaners and other strong industrial solvents. The low curing temperature also prevents possible heat damage to parts during the curing process. Moly Resin™ thermally cured coatings were developed for ordnance usage on equipment and weapons, providing excellent corrosion protection, abrasion resistance and lubricity to meet automatic weapon dry firing requirements.
KG Gunkote Overview
The 2400 Series Gun Kote is a hard, abrasion resistant coating which meets and exceeds all military and aerospace specifications for protective coatings. With a pencil hardness of >9H, the 2400 Series will flex with a 180 degree bend. The 2400 Series Gun Kote is formulated to provide excellent impact resistance, lubricity, heat dissipation, chemical and corrosion resistance, durability and scratch resistance. The cured coating will not attract dirt or debris. The 2400 can be formulated for dip/spin and spray applications. This is our standard coating and can be used for a variety of applications including, but not limited to: Aerospace, Military and Law Enforcement, Firearms, Motorcycles, Automotive and Industrial and commercial applications.
The 2500 Series Metallic Gun Kote is a hard, abrasion resistant coating using metallized pigments to achieve a beautiful classic finish. With a pencil hardness of >9H, the 2500 Series will flex with a 180 degree bend. The 2500 Series Metallic Gun Kote is formulated to provide excellent impact resistance, lubricity, heat dissipation, chemical and corrosion resistance, durability and scratch resistance. The cured coating will not attract dirt or debris.
The 2500 Metallic coatings are formulated using metalized pigmentation to add a special effect to the finish. It can be used for a variety of applications including, but not limited to: Aerospace, Military and Law Enforcement, Firearms, Motorcycles, Automotive and Industrial and commercial applications.
Wood Stock/Forend Refinishing/Repair
We can repair and restore most wood stocks/forends. Depending on the repairs needed we may recommend a replacement rather than repairing the original. Wood refinishing quotes can be given upon inspection, as the level of refinishing can vary greatly from stock to stock.
Firearms and parts may be shipped directly to us for repair/ refinishing since we are a licensed firearms manufacturer. You do not need to have a local firearms dealer ship for you unless you prefer it that way. Any firearms parts that include the serial numbered receiver, however; require us to return these to the original sender. When shipping firearms, parts or accessories please include instructions and color selection in the package along with name and return information. When firearms parts are being returned that include the serial numbered firearm receiver (frame), BATF requires that a signature is obtained from an adult at the location we ship to. Parts that we refinish other than the frame or receiver do not require a signature for delivery. When shipping parts other than the receiver or frame, you can opt of the signature requirement but we need your opt-out in writing in an e-mail. The signature also helps prevent UPS from denying a claim if a package is stolen off your porch. We return ship using UPS ground. In regard to insurance, please note that UPS insurance is $.85 per $100. of value. A $500 firearm will have only an insurance charge of $4.00 whereas a $10,000 machine gun will have an insurance charge of $80. When sending expensive firearms to us, please use these calculation to determine the insurance to add. Please state in your instructions the amount you want the firearm insured for when we return it. If no instructions for insurance are included in your package and you do not provide insurance funds, then your package will be insured for $100. You insuring your project for its replacement value is your responsibility and for your protection. UPS, Fed-X and USPS occasionally do lose packages.
Here is a short list of items that we are unable to coat with KGgunkote or Molyresin
- Rubber parts
- Scopes (scope rings and non sealed parts can be coated)
- Plastics/Polymers unable to be heated to 350Degrees F
- Wood (we do offer wood refinishing using traditional methods)
On the matter of fiberglass rifle stocks or other composite style stocks.
While it is possible to refinish these stocks to a degree, it should be noted that the stock manufacturers do not recommend coating their stocks. That being said, all our finishes must be thermally cured. Heat causes expansion, and can in some cases lead to cracks in the outer shell of numerous composite stocks. There may also be small air bubbles trapped between layers, which could potentially lead to deformation in the outer shell of the stock. Stock curing temperatures do not exceed 150 degrees F However it is up to you, the customer. to decide if you want to have your composite stock coated. DareingArms LLC is not responsible for any damage to customer provided stocks and customers will sign a release if they still wish to have the work done on the composite stock.