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Cerakote advice

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by BLUE COLLAR IRONS, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. BLUE COLLAR IRONS

    BLUE COLLAR IRONS PDX-VANCOUVER Member

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    Im cerakoting the barrel on my rem 700 tonight.. I was wondering if I should tape off the top of the action where the scope rail bolts to the gun.. So its metal on metal.. Or is it OK to just have the cerakote between the two.. I know cerakote is pretty thin.. Shouldn't be a problem right?? I know u should not do the inside of scope rings.. Thats common sense.. But I wasn't sure about between the action and rail... Any help would be rad..
     
  2. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not an issue.
     
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  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Do you have the bake that stuff on? That's what I know it to be.
     
  4. BLUE COLLAR IRONS

    BLUE COLLAR IRONS PDX-VANCOUVER Member

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    There is two different types of cerakote. There is one you bake on (2 part cerakote color/hardener). Must be baked from 180 degrees to 250 depending on the material. And there is a 1 part air dry cerakote thats for high temp applications (barrels). You will also use the high temp version for scopes as you cannot bake them. The high temp air dry version can also be used on polymer (so can the bake version at low temps and a longer bake time). And you CAN use it on the whole gun if you can't bake it or don't have room in your oven. Both are ceramic base.. The air dry cerakote is better than baked duracoat in my opinion.. Its one part, easy to spray and it dries hard, holds up well and is just as resistant to solvents. I use the high temp air dry on this whole rifle and it looks perfect. Unless you are dragging your gun through mud, gravel and combat I think the air dry stuff is more than sufficient..
     
  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    I see. Thanks! So I wonder if they use that type of product on other items? Like tools?
     
  6. BLUE COLLAR IRONS

    BLUE COLLAR IRONS PDX-VANCOUVER Member

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    yes.. u can... I build tattoo machines for a living... I finish the frames for the machines with it sometimes.. U can do tools.. Pretty much anything paint will stick to cerakote will stick too also....
     
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