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Cerakote finish

Postby jeffchance » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:23 pm

A while back I offered Adam a Cerakote finish for a Beta test. Parts arrived and here is the progress.

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This is what we started with.



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A bath in Acetone to completely de-grease.



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Then into "Master Blaster"



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After blasting it gets another acetone bath then into the oven to bake an hour.
This causes any residual oils to come out.
Then another bath.



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Hang and shoot. I use an airbrush.
Then Bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours.
Once cooled, it's done



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End result.

If this product holds up as advertised, we will ramp up and soon be offering our services and many colors are available.
It can also be used on polymers as long as they can withstand 200 degrees.
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby adam01364 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:57 pm

Jeff, that looks positively awesome. :D I can't wait to get it back together and put it through its paces. ;)
I'll be shooting, cleaning, and pocket carrying this Titan and we'll see how the finish holds up. From what I've read, it should be quite durable.
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby 84minieldo » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:39 pm

Is there a glossy black...this 1935a could use a refinishing...
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby jeffchance » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:10 pm

There are about 108 colors. Open this link and click on "view all colors"
http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/finishes/
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby LCPfraTN » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:54 am

Nice work Jeff!
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby adam01364 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:50 am

84minieldo wrote:Is there a glossy black...this 1935a could use a refinishing...
IIRC those French pistols have a parkerized finish beneath the enamel. If it's just the enamel that needs redoing, you might want to be careful not to disturb the parkerizing. Just my two cent opinion for what it's worth- two cents.
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby Flowmaster » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:57 am

That work looks great. Its nice to do projects like this becuase you've got something to be proud of at the end when you're finished.
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby adam01364 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:37 pm

It arrived this afternoon, and tonight, it's alive! It looks even better in person than it does it the pictures. Jeff did a GREAT job! :D
My only fear was that I would slip with a punch while installing a pin -and mar the finish. Fortunately, that wasn't the case, it went back together without a glich (or a slip!)
A side benefit of the Ceracoat is that it' makes everything just a tad tighter- all the pins are very snugly in place. ;)
NEXT: Decisions: White, brown, or black grips? And then... to the range!

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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby jeffchance » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:54 pm

Just keep us posted on the durability of the finish. This gun is 1 of 2 I did for a beta test. The other was a Kel Tec P3AT slide that is a daily pocket pistol for another customer.

I vote for the white grips. :D
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Re: Cerakote finish

Postby ConditionOne » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:03 am

Did you say white grips ???

I actually like the look of the brown.

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