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Old 03-19-2017, 12:30 AM
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Will the dip mess up cerakote?



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I have a dead air mask. I know I can dip the stainless baffles, and not dip the titanium tube. What about the cerakoted end caps? I think they are cerakoted stainless steel. Will the dip mess up the cerakote?
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:20 AM
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I have a dead air mask. I know I can dip the stainless baffles, and not dip the titanium tube. What about the cerakoted end caps? I think they are cerakoted stainless steel. Will the dip mess up the cerakote?
Although I do not know firsthand, a can manufacturer told me it and DuraCoat are safe. I was waiting for you to try it before I do. )
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:32 AM
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I've called dead air twice to ask, but they have not replied to me messages. Love the can, not too impressed with their customer service thus far.
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I put an aluminum baffle that was cerekoted in Zev industrial cleaner, cerekote was destroyed in minutes.

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I called deadair again, and got a real person immediatly this time. (yay)

he said no, the dip will take the cerakote right off. dip the stack, do not dip the end caps or tube.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:35 PM
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I called deadair again, and got a real person immediatly this time. (yay)
he said no, the dip will take the cerakote right off. dip the stack, do not dip the end caps or tube.
For what Cerakote costs, it ought to stand up to the dip. They should put a statement on their website warning against the things it will not withstand. With this new knowledge, my plan to have a couple of things Cerakoted are now way down on my list of things I might want to do. I think I will move those things to my list of things I don't want to do.
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Old 03-21-2017, 06:32 PM
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For what Cerakote costs, it ought to stand up to the dip. [...]
While I agree with your general sentiments, the above statement would be valid only if Cerakote was actually /worth/ what it costs. :-/
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While I agree with your general sentiments, the above statement would be valid only if Cerakote was actually /worth/ what it costs. :-/
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:33 PM
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Ya; the popularity of Cerakote is a victory of Marketing over long-term value IMO. I have seen so many failures of Cerakote posted on various forums that I just have to shake my head. The classic 'sucker born every minute' comes to mind. What these coatings will look like in 10-20 years will put them firmly in the 'reject' category - item resale values will be in the cellar, except for the most-pampered 'safe queens'.

Just saw someone on the CMP Forums Cerakote a Garand - taking one of the best firearm finishes and covering it with one of the worst, lol. And yes, I'm a materials engineer with a focus on engineering ceramics & cermet composites. :-/ The only way to destroy more value is to feed these firearms into a chipper.

I guess I'm opinionated on this topic, sigh. Worn bluing or parkerizing is a thing of beauty - chipped Cerakote is 10-out-of-10 ugly.

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Worn bluing or parkerizing is a thing of beauty - chipped Cerakote is 10-out-of-10 ugly.
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