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Old 01-28-2019, 01:49 PM   #1
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Cerakote

Has anyone tried doing their own Cerakote? I have painted cars for a living and know my way around refinishing. Just wanted some real world feedback on the level of difficulty, quality level and other antidotes from folks that have done it.
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I’m an auto body painter too. I recently refinished one of my Kimbers with the air cure cerakote. Haven’t been able to put many rounds through it since so not completely sure of its long term durability. It was very easy to apply. I just used a hand held sandblaster with 120 grit aluminum oxide to strip the parts. I also purchased a cheap hvlp gun with a .8 fluid tip. None of my spray guns have a tip that small and .8 is what’s recommended. Just followed the application instructions and it turned out very nice. As always the blasting and degreasing are the most crucial steps. After I blasted I submerged the parts in acetone for awhile and then baked them to gas out any remaining oil. I submerged them in acetone again for awhile then hung them and sprayed them. I can post some pics of the finished product when I get home if you would like?
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46, that is exactly the info I was hoping for. Would love to see the pics!
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Unfortunately they’re just pics with my phone. Only camera I have. Any places that look discolored is just oil. When spraying, it does have a bit of a wet look but dried very uniform.
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Nice work!!!
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Looks great, I think you did a fantastic job.
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Thanks! It was a fun little project. I probably would’ve gone with the oven cure cerakote because it’s supposed to be more durable but I don’t have anything other than my kitchen oven to get it to the required temp and I didn’t want to bake it in there.
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Thanks Chuck!
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Wow way better than I thought it would be. nice job!!
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