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    I was just thinking about how well this would work the other day.

    Quote Originally Posted by AcesandEights View Post
    Not the same. I cerakote in my shop and have done several blades. 3 to 4 passes on a 320 grit and the bevel is cleared of all cerakote material.
    This, and if you tape the spine that means there is no significant cerakote coming into contact with the stone unless it is a true wedge or flat ground on one side.

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    I always thought Cerakote required really high temperatures to cure and was concerned about ruining the temper of the blade. However, I see now that they have an air-curing product, so the heat wouldn't be a concern...
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    I read that the higher temp stuff is 300'f. Depending on the alloy of course but I don't think that that temp would hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by portlandrazorco View Post
    I always thought Cerakote required really high temperatures to cure and was concerned about ruining the temper of the blade. However, I see now that they have an air-curing product, so the heat wouldn't be a concern...
    In my shop, I bake everything except plastic (polymer frames, etc.) at 275F for 2 hrs. Plastics - 150F for 3 3 1/2 hrs.

    The air cure is junk, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcesandEights View Post
    In my shop, I bake everything except plastic (polymer frames, etc.) at 275F for 2 hrs. Plastics - 150F for 3 3 1/2 hrs.

    The air cure is junk, IMO.
    I agree with this. I've gotten samples of the air cure stuff that I used on receivers and stuff and it's kind of garbage... I cannot recommend it
    also, 32t is right. I haven't done it personally, but the temp required to cure cerakote shouldn't impact the heat treatment or tempering if done carefully. Sounds like we need someone to just bite the bullet and go ahead and do it. The more I think about it the more complexities I start thinking about in terms of how the blade would function/behave after cerakote is applied, especially for hollower-ground blades
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butzy View Post
    Sounds like we need someone to just bite the bullet and go ahead and do it.
    I have some cerakoting to do next weekend on customers pistol parts.

    I have a few old/cheap SR's that was given to me. I'll pick a blade and cerakote it. Hmmmm Now what color to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcesandEights View Post
    Hmmmm Now what color to do
    One of the things I was thinking about was how some of the cerakote would have to take a bevel where it touches the actual blade bevel. Since I've never done work like that (generally you dont want to scrape up your cerakote) I was thinking that a patterned or blended cerakote job would look either really cool, similar to how damascus can look when you look down the bevel, or could look like rubbish if the cerakote didn't polish up well off the stone. In the latter case it would probably be best to stick with a single color.
    But who knows? I'll be interested to see if it turns out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butzy View Post
    One of the things I was thinking about was how some of the cerakote would have to take a bevel where it touches the actual blade bevel. Since I've never done work like that (generally you dont want to scrape up your cerakote) I was thinking that a patterned or blended cerakote job would look either really cool, similar to how damascus can look when you look down the bevel, or could look like rubbish if the cerakote didn't polish up well off the stone. In the latter case it would probably be best to stick with a single color.
    But who knows? I'll be interested to see if it turns out!
    Every knife that I have cerakoted for customers (and myself), a few passes on the hone removes the cerakote from the bevel.

    It really isn't as big of deal as everyone is thinking it is. My only thing is, during the prep (media blast), the 'edge' being so much thinner than on a knife, after I cerakote it, the bevel will have to be completely reset. Still...no big deal. Tape the spine and the only cerakote that will be removed will be on the bevel itself. It's not like there is an edge of that you can see or feel or anything. I'll upload a pic of one of my personal EDC karambits I cerakoted when I get home.

    When I do the SR, I will try to take some good pics for ya'll.

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    Nice, looking forward to seeing it!
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    Very interesting,
    I have never used the stuff, looking forward to see how it comes out!
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