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Taking some parts to be cerakoted, upper, barrel, lower, and stock it self are all same, but wondering if its worth it to do the tube also...anyone got any pictures to see if I should/shouldn't

Yes this is strictly a visual thing, but I'm known to be picky on these types of things.
 

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You are talking about receiver extension tube or buffer tube correct? If so, I don't know how much thickness the Cerakote will add, but some stocks fit on there very tightly, I would be concerned that cause a problem with to much buildup to get the stock on or move it. It does depend on the particular tube, stock and how much coating is applied.
 

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I would. I just think it looks better. I've finished a couple and they come out nice. I haven't used cerakote, just duracoat. Plan to use cerakote soon hopefully!
 

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Eventually the cerakote will wear from the stock movement, but if you don't slide it back and forth, not an issue. I'm OCD and the wear on the cerakote would bother me more than a black tube!

And I'm a cerakote fan, best and most durable color finish available
 

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I've had a couple done both, depends on the layout. My burnt bronze, war torn, I had upper, lower, muzzle brake, hand guard and buffer tube done. Went with unfinished black on the barrel, pistol grip and butt stock. For the FDE rifles I've done, the hand guard and the muzzle brake with the factory FDE color on the butt stock and the pistol grip, everything else black. One thing I like about the war torn finish, if it gets scuffed up... Cool, it's scuffed up.

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I've had a couple done both, depends on the layout. My burnt bronze, war torn, I had upper, lower, muzzle brake, hand guard and buffer tube done. Went with unfinished black on the barrel, pistol grip and butt stock. For the FDE rifles I've done, the hand guard and the muzzle brake with the factory FDE color on the butt stock and the pistol grip, everything else black. One thing I like about the war torn finish, if it gets scuffed up... Cool, it's scuffed up.

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Alright, your guns are just ridiculous. Those are way too cool for the people around here.
 

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Ya I was talking about the buffer tube extension (not sure why I called it what i did, was drawing a blank)

I'm going to do it, because I can always replace it with a black one in the future if I want
 

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I wouldn't hesitate to Cerakote or Duracoat the buffer tube. I actually have a couple of raw aluminum tubes I bought that I plan on Duracoating myself. After doing a Remington 870 including the bolt, it's a no-brainer. After 6-8 boxes of shells through the 870 hardly a line on the bolt! I don't see a carbine stock putting much wear on the coating.
 
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