Options to replace Dura finish

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Options to replace Dura finish

Post by SwampDrummin » May 16th, 2018, 9:18 am

I bought a winchester sx3 12 gauge longbeard and it came with a camo coat of dura finish. The coating is anything but durable as the name seems to imply. After 3 seasons the front of the barrrel and forearm are rubbing off and becoming increasingly white. Can I dip the gun to get a harder finish or am I just screwed. I can not believe Winchester would sell a product like this.

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by el diablo » May 16th, 2018, 9:57 am

My Browning Gold does the same thing, real sticky too.
If you have it dipped they will strip off that stuff and then dip.
Should be good to go!

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by kythunter » May 16th, 2018, 10:09 am

Another option is to call Winchester customer service and explain your situation, they may offer to replace the affected parts.
I have a used Browning Gold with dura camo finish that someone previously used gun oil or something on the dura finish which made it extremely sticky.
I got a deal on the gun so I bought it then called Browning and they sent me a new stock and forearm free of charge.

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by taylorjones20 » May 16th, 2018, 10:50 am

If anyone finds a way to remove the dura crap - let me know!

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by hoobilly » May 16th, 2018, 10:56 am

If I remember correctly, Browning Winchester have major problems with that crap. Tarhunt was doing the work to fix for them, but they got so bad they switched to Camo-Solutions

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by SwampDrummin » May 16th, 2018, 8:40 pm

Thanks everyone,i’ll contact customer service to see if they will help me out. Sometimes you get jaded and think they’re gonna just blow you off. Post an update when I hear something.

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by SwampDrummin » May 29th, 2018, 2:46 pm

Should have just called Winchester to begin with. A three minute phone call and they are sending me a shipping label to have it shipped back to be sanded and refinished with a new type of finish. They're also going to check on an issue i've been having with cycling. Just amazes me to see a company making it right.

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by hoobilly » May 29th, 2018, 3:36 pm

SwampDrummin wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Should have just called Winchester to begin with. A three minute phone call and they are sending me a shipping label to have it shipped back to be sanded and refinished with a new type of finish. They're also going to check on an issue i've been having with cycling. Just amazes me to see a company making it right.
Most awesome. Keep us updated on how it turns out

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by kythunter » May 29th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Good deal :thumbup:

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Re: Options to replace Dura finish

Post by BumbleFoot » May 30th, 2018, 7:56 pm

SwampDrummin wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 2:46 pm
Should have just called Winchester to begin with. A three minute phone call and they are sending me a shipping label to have it shipped back to be sanded and refinished with a new type of finish. They're also going to check on an issue i've been having with cycling. Just amazes me to see a company making it right.
I hope the shipping label didn’t read “Arnold, MO.” If it did, your heirs might see it. You probably won’t.

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