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Old August 21, 2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Cera Coat removal?

Can you remove professionally applied Cera Coat from a firearm without hurting it? To be specific, a stainless steel Sig? So not a super smooth surface as they are more in the way of natural stainless. Any help appreciated.
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Old August 21, 2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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Have you tried soda blasting it? It should take it off and not harm the gun.
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Old August 22, 2013, 01:44 AM   #3
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Glass bead blasting will remove Cerakote. It's not terrifically strong stuff, it is very brittle.
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Old August 22, 2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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I have used abrasive blast to remove.
Never tried glass beads
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Old August 23, 2013, 07:10 AM   #5
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Swansonarmory.com, gunsmithing....

I'm sure if Duracoat is the same as CeraKote but on the website; www.swansonarmory.com it says Duracoat is extremely hard to remove from a firearm once its treated.

You might ask a qualified gunsmith if it can be done.
I'd doubt it but some shops can do custom work & re apply .

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Old August 23, 2013, 12:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I kinda feel that some sort of sand blasting is the way to go. Think I may just inquire how much it would cost to remove from the one or two companies that I know SIG owners like to use for such things. Again thanks for the help.
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Old August 23, 2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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Just an update. Email a companty that does this type of refinishing. Promptly received an answer back says that it can not be removed without damaging the underlying finish. But as I think about it, My Sig is a natural stainless finish. Just what you would get with media blasting. I have access to a media blaster, have done aluminum in it with out an issue. Stainless steel is stronger than aluminum, right???

P.S. But this does give me an excuse to NP3 it....
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Old August 23, 2013, 03:21 PM   #8
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I would think a dunking in hydrochloric acid would remove the paint easily.
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Old August 26, 2013, 01:00 PM   #9
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Abrasive blasting is the way Cerokote is removed.
That is from NCS directly.
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