Win SX3 Coating question

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  1. huntersdad

    huntersdad Elite Refuge Member

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    I bought a SX5 several years ago. Haven't had much time for hunting in the last couple years so it has stayed in canvas case under my bed for quite a while. I pulled it out the other day to show my son and the coating that was on it has turned into a sticky mess.

    Any ideas what would cause this or how to fix it?
     
  2. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Do you clean your guns with WD40?
     
  3. Farm4wildlife

    Farm4wildlife Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like the duratouch. Pretty well known issue.

    Atleast I think the Winchester had it, I know the Brownings did.

    But what is an sx5?
     
  4. Timber

    Timber Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm guessing you meant SX3, and if you contact Winchester, they will remedy the issue by sending you a new buttstock, and forearm, or you can send the gun in a they will fix it!
     
  5. huntersdad

    huntersdad Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep, meant SX3. I'll reach out to Winchester on Monday and see what I can get done.

    Thanks!
     
  6. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    It may be covered under the Dura Touch recall in which case they’ll have you send the shotgun back for a complete redo sans Dura Touch. Mine was handled in that fashion and it’s now good to go.
     
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    huntersdad Elite Refuge Member

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    Sent it back today. They said it would take about 6 weeks and they'll redip it. If I'm lucky, they'll clean it too, but not holding my breath.
     
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    huntersdad Elite Refuge Member

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    Quick Update: I was told a 6 week turnaround and 2.5 weeks later, I got the gun back. The repair wasn't exactly what I thought in that they simply placed a plastic, non-coated stock and forearm on the gun. Looks kinda cheaper and I seem to remember that the version with DuraTouch was a little more expensive than the standard black, so I'm disappointed with that. But it's definitely useable now.
     
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    mudhen Elite Refuge Member

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    So the gun was black + Duratouch to begin with?
     
  10. Timber

    Timber Senior Refuge Member

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    They no longer use the Dura-Touch to my knowledge, and that is the fix, they just replace the stock and forearm with a black synthetic.
     
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