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Coating Question...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by TKR Reptiles, Feb 8, 2011.


  1. TKR Reptiles

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    I am sure there are 50 million threads like this, but I was too lazy to look... lol...

    Well I am having my CDP re-coated and have decided to go with a Cerakote... Is the Cerakote pretty durable? The smith told me it was a lot better than armorcoat and the KimPro coat...
     

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  2. youngAR

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    Cerakote is one of the stronger spray on finishes. What colors are you having done?
     

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    It's not tougher than Armor-tuff if that's what you mean. Usually good enough for most people's needs unless you do a bunch of holster presentations from kydex. It all depends on who does it on the quality so I'd recommend Mike Cywrus from accurate-iron, he's in your neck of the woods.
     
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    if it's carbon steel, parkerize it before Cerakote.
     
  5. TKR Reptiles

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    I am having my CDP done all black

    That is who I am going to have do all my work... Having my CDP Pro bobbed, re-coated all black, and having the barrel flush crowned...

    It's on my CDP, so I don't know if it is or not... I am kind of ignorant when you get into that...
     
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    Holster presentations will wear Cerakote fairly quickly if that bothers you.
    Personally I prefer IonBond, Melonite, or even hard Chrome.
     
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    This. But I do believe all of these options are a no-go for the aluminum frame, but I may be wrong.
     
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    if the frame is anodized, you can coat over it