btharp2624 wrote:I have a 3 year old SX3 and the spring inside my gas piston broke.
1) would this be covered under any type of warranty through Winchester?
2) if not covered under warranty is it something that can be fixed or do I need to replace the entire gas piston?
Anybody have experience camo dipping over the duratouch or does it need to be removed first? Is there a way to remove the duratouch myself? Thoughts on duracoat?
Thanks in advance!
1) Yes, Browning (same service department, same company) will warranty the part, in my experience. They replaced mine free of charge when I broke that carbon steel spring several years back.
2) Is doable, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it. http://gas-piston-springs.com/
You'll need to remove the dura-crap before dipping that gun, or when exposed to moisture it'll bubble up and take the camo off. Most folks that dip guns will take it off for you (for a fee, of course). I've used paint stripper in the past, but if you go that route, be careful, because over-exposure will eat your composite stock. As for the duracoat, its pretty much industrial-strength paint, and my understanding is that Sherman Williams has a version of the exact thing available for purchase. I will say that my brother-in-law had his gold painted with CeraKote, and the results are quite good. Google that stuff.
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