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Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« on: September 19, 2021, 08:11:52 PM »
I'm looking to 'restore' a couple of very beat-up CZ-82s. What DuraCoat finish would approximate a factory finish for one of these guys? I'm thinking a slightly more satin-y finish than the gun had originally, but probably still one tone black.

I have seen some very intriguing projects here, but I'm just going to go Dullsville.  ;)

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2021, 11:10:02 AM »
Nothing wrong with Plain Janesville either.
Good choice.

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 06:45:13 PM »
Remove the front and rear sights, or leave in place and paint? I have seen both done, but it seems that painting/coating the rear sight would make it liable to chipping on reinstallation?

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2021, 08:31:01 PM »
Decided I might as well refinish both CZ-82s while I'm at it. If one goes bad can cold blue the second one.

Should get pretty good at reassembling the sear when all is said and done.

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2021, 11:29:35 AM »
Before the transformation




Tried the citrus stripper, but didn't remove much of the paint, so going with sandblasting for painted parts. Planning on bluing the trigger and trigger guard, hammer, extractor and sights.

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2021, 01:13:49 PM »
I would recommend bead blasting instead. Much gentler on the metal.

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2021, 01:34:51 PM »
I’ll check but I think that’s what the shop actually does.

I had hoped to strip it down chemically, but no dice.

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2021, 10:59:34 PM »
I assume you know the reassembly procedures?
It's been stated by many that the sear spring (#42) can be a real confidence breaker.
A tip was to take a small flat blade screwdriver and grind a "V" in it, to use as a tool.
Not sure if you have these:

http://sailorcurt.com/2009/01/cz-82-gunsmithing-part-13.html/




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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2021, 08:00:52 AM »
I’m dreading that part. I did pick up a repair kit for watch bands that appears to have a suitable gewgaw for this task. I have reassembled a number of Czech firearms over the years, the worst IMO being the vz. 70.

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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2021, 02:05:40 PM »
Hey I have done a few of these. the Paint will come off with paint stripper. the gel type strppers work well. I have a post of my refinish job.  Most of the small parts are blued by CZ when new. I have blued a few 82s and never had to redo the small parts just my 2 cents.

link to the method i used to strip and blue here:  https://sailorcurt.com/category/cz-82-vz-82/
there is also some pics of one of my restorations on this site.  https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=103979.0
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Re: Duracoat finish for CZ-82
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2021, 06:48:11 AM »
Hey I have done a few of these. the Paint will come off with paint stripper. the gel type strppers work well. I have a post of my refinish job.  Most of the small parts are blued by CZ when new. I have blued a few 82s and never had to redo the small parts just my 2 cents.

link to the method i used to strip and blue here:  https://sailorcurt.com/category/cz-82-vz-82/
there is also some pics of one of my restorations on this site.  https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=103979.0

Nice work! I just wasn’t getting results from the chemical stripper.

I’d rather have someone do a hot bluing if I’m refinishing the whole gun. I think. For now the plan is still to Duracoat the slide, frame, safety and slide stop.

 

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