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Old 12-07-2016, 03:57 AM   #1
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DIY cerakote on ultra raptor II

Hello to everybody,

purchased my first kimber a couple of months ago, a good deal, the equivalent of 500$ for an ultra raptor II with only some minor wear on the frame (shown in pictures)
So I've decided to perform a cerakote finish on the frame, and here's the result.
Could have been better (the finish is a little bit much more "matte" than what I intended to do..) , but since it is the first time for me, I can be satisfied.

the original gun, you can see some wear and scratches on the frame finish



the most worn part, over the left grip, behind the plunger tube. By the way, anybody has an idea of how this hidden part could have been so worn out ??



some minor scratches


after sandblasting


the "baking" after the painting


and the final result


with new MSH and magwell installed


the cerakote color is the "titanium", and the paint/cathalyst ratio is the one for the "matte" effect.
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You get extra points for being bold enough to do this at home.

I like the titanium color and the matte finish.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:53 AM   #3
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thanks insta-gator. I like the DIY jobs, and for this one in particular, since here in Italy the number of professional cerakote dealers is limited, and they ask something like 180$ for a job like this.
The sandblasting is the only operation that I was forced to perform by a professional supplier.
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It turned out rather well...Great job and as they say here in the states...

"You have more cajones than I do".........

Magnifico.....
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:04 AM   #5
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I think you did well for your first time.
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Old 12-07-2016, 05:05 AM   #6
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@marshall
we dare.
sometimes we do win, sometimes we don't.....
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Once you reach the point of no return you have no choice but to move forward.
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Originally Posted by JC45 View Post
Once you reach the point of no return you have no choice but to move forward.
correct.
I'm going to cerakote others of my weapons, but before I shall invest on a semi-professional sandblasting unit.
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Wow, great post, your refinished Raptor looks fantastic.
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Nice job! In the kitchen oven too.
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