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Technical Cerakote

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Duntov1967, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Duntov1967
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    I am too lazy for polishing chrome and aluminum so I am trying Cerakote. I did the intake and de-chromed Inglese boat scoops in baked satin magnesium and the 48IDA Webers in air dry tungsten. It is a bit of work prepping everything but I think the Cerakote will last for many years.

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  2. MMM1693
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    Great looking set up!
     
  3. gnichols
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    I went to the web site... did you use the rub on patches or spray gun, or?
     
  4. Duntov1967
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    I am not aware of any rub on patches. I sprayed mine on after blasting with fine garnet.
     

  5. hrm2k
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    There is a place in Maryland that does Cera kote on firearms. I took them my headers and had them cera koted silver. They were white before the cera kote . It lasted more than 3 years.
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  6. DDDenny
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    Thinking about doing my front axle in that color, also planning on having my headers and exhaust done in "titanium".
     
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  7. Looks really good.
     
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  9. gnichols
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    I see. They have one video that shows it being applied with a saturated wipe of some sort that comes in a pouch. That may not be it, but just a top coat like Armorall. Looks good regardless.
     
  10. Tman
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    That engine looks great! I am looking at coating a few different things. Damn that is cool induction!
     
  11. Roothawg
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    I was reading their website a while back. I was kinda wondering about the
    chemical resistance. You would think that gunpowder is corrosive, so it should hold up fairly well. I'd be interested on your results. I had researched it for my magnesium wheels. Thought it might be a good match in sheen and color.
     
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  12. Tman
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    On top of the powder you have to use cleaners, which are chemicals.
     
  13. Roothawg
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    True.

    I'm glad to see some real live parts done at home. I always wonder how accurate "gallery" pics are.
     
  14. Tman
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    we are doing some OT parts here, I will keep you posted
     
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  15. Pats55
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    Surface Prep is most critical with high heat ceramic coatings. All surfaces should be blasted preferably with aluminum oxide. These are generally water-based coatings and all oil even residual oil has to be removed. I have found over the years quality metal prep will extended the service life of these coatings as far as corrosion resistance. In extreme heat situations metallic pigments , aluminum, stainless steel ,will hold up better than pigment.
     
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