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Old May 26, 2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Cerakote?

Anybody have a review on this? I'm considering doing this finish to several of my guns.





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Old May 26, 2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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I use Cerakote some. It is a very durable coating. I also Duracoat. To be honest Cerakoat is quite a bit tougher than Duracoat but is a little more of a pain to apply. The most common misconception is if you use oven cure Cerakote, it will not dry at all until it hits he oven. So it is a little more trouble to move from a spray booth to an oven without scarring the finish.... Take your time and you will be fine....
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Old May 26, 2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I was originaly going to go with Duracoat, but after some research I think Cerakote will be the better option.

I don't mind having to sand blast and heat cure. I just want something that's going to hold up good.






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Old May 27, 2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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Cerakote is the way to go then. It is tough as nails....
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Old May 31, 2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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cerakote

Charlie hit one of the nice things about cerakote.. we let our two part dry a bit before putting in the heat box.. this way we don't worry about messing up the finish getting it in the box.

don't ask why we do this now
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Old June 2, 2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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We use Cerakote on our custom rifles all the time. We have used both the oven cure and the air dry formulas with fabulous results. I think it's a good choice for you. Best of luck on your project.
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Old June 3, 2013, 02:32 PM   #7
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Never done a heat-cure, just the air dry on handgun parts. Works well and very durable.

I've also sent firearms out for a Cerakote, they did a better job than I did but I'm the only one who would see the difference. As long as you get the surface clean and at the finish level you want, it does fine (my prep wasn't as good as it could have been).

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