Refinish of my 556

Discussion in '556 Discussions' started by Stryker_556, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Stryker_556

    Stryker_556 New Member

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    Guys, want to refinish my 556 in SIG gray/green. I was going to use DuraCoat but not sure if the rubber dust cover would with stand the heat of baking at 150 to 300 degrees. Thoughts?
  2. LIONHART

    LIONHART New Member

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    Many have ruined their covers by refinishing. You could just remove them and then send your upper receiver to Sig for replacement. They charge around $85.00 to replace, not including shipping costs. I've seen others who did paint the rivets in the same color as the receiver, and it just doesn't look good. Very amateurish IMO.
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    they wont make it through the heat. cerakote makes an air cure finish :wink:
  4. MrSquishy

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    I had a 556 upper done in the 551-A1 matching Sig Dark Grey (H-210) Cerakote.

    The dust cover lips made it just fine, but I did have them cure it at the lowest cure temp (200°F) just to be sure.

    The rivets are grey too (Thanks for pissing in my Cheerios, Lionhart), but I finished them off black afterwards and they have been just fine.

    [​IMG]
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    LIONHART New Member

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    Oh now MrSquishy at least you colored your rivets afterwards, lol. Whomever did the work appears to have done a very nice job.
  6. Regulas

    Regulas New Member

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    I used the air dry Duracoat and just taped the rubber parts off. No problem with wear.
  7. Stryker_556

    Stryker_556 New Member

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    But would SigSauer touch the gun after its been modified like a welded rear sight?
    Some of the ideas above might be the way to go... :mrgreen:
  8. shotdown61

    shotdown61 Active Member

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    That is a good question!Don't hear much about them no covering there warranty.
    I wouldnt think a mod like that would be a problem.
  9. jb76

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    +1 to that I did both my patrol and sbr in sig grey as well.180 -200 will cureit.I did my patrol at the fast cure at 300.... ooops!!.too hot.that is why I am buying new dust lips. :( the nice thing about the oven cure coatins is that I have around 300-500 rounds through the pipe and ZERO signs of ejection marks from the brass "kisses"
  10. shotdown61

    shotdown61 Active Member

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    Hey jb76! When are you coming to conyers so I can see one of those SBRs?
    Plenty of ammo sitting here at SRGC.
  11. mgentry

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    If I was going to do anything to my 556, I would only Black-T it. Some of the best coatings made and they do have different colors. Check them out - http://www.black-t.com
  12. Stryker_556

    Stryker_556 New Member

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    Thanks for the input guys. I still can't quite get over the hump - dropping 400 to 600 for a set of SIG Arms sights. That's the reason I was interested in the refinish. Might just go with a set of 416 sights and call it good. Prices have gone out of control even for parts.
  13. jb76

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    I might be going to a 3gun match on the 23rd in Macon.I don't know if that is your thing. If not I could use that weekend to head SRGC .I have been wanting to do some long range work. :) I will be in touch.
  14. jb76

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    For posterity for this thread...here is cerakoted SBR in final configuration

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    klyonsb Member

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    it's beautiful
  16. shotdown61

    shotdown61 Active Member

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    Dont let me hold you back from the shoot.Offer stands anytime.

    We need to do a group shoot for the GA members here.
  17. jb76

    jb76 Member

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    So wait......when you say there is plenty of ammo at SRGC..are you saying I can touch off copious amounts of brass on the clubs dime? LOL.
  18. shotdown61

    shotdown61 Active Member

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    :lol: Must of had a few too may.I meant my dime.Oh wait,I better go to bed.
  19. gshepherdogs

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    If I duracoat and mess up the lips, can I simply order new ones from Sig and reinstall? I was planning on getting mine done soon. The factory coat on mine seems pretty shabby.
  20. LIONHART

    LIONHART New Member

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    No. You have to send it in to Sig. They were charging around $85.00 for the parts/install. That doesn't included shipping both ways.

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