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    Fire Arms Coating Instructions:

    1) Completely disassemble the item to be coated. If pins or parts are left installed, they can produce runs and sags ruining the finish. Due to the thin finish produced by Cerakote™, everything on your gun except the inside of the barrel can be coated.

    Cleaning the parts:

    2) Remove all coatings, oils, and contaminants from substrate with either a degreasing chemical and/or by heating the substrate to temperatures high enough to remove coatings or contaminants. Do not exceed 300F.

    Media Blasting the Parts:

    3) A blasted profile must be applied to the substrate/part to remove any rust, scale, or other coatings. This is also required to ensure maximum adhesion. Remove any sharp edges that may create thin areas or protrude through the coating.

    For best results use a dry grit material such as aluminum oxide or garnet equivalent to a 100 - 120 mesh size.


    Glass beads are not recommended because they are not aggressive enough to produce a sufficient blast profile. Profile plastic and wood parts at 40 psi.


    Heat Cleaning the Parts:

    4) Place metal parts in an oven at 250 F for approximately 30 minutes to evaporate any last minute moisture, oils, or contaminants that blasting or contact with skin may have deposited on surface. Do not exceed 300F.


    Only Cerakote TM approved solvents and Acetone can be applied to the substrate. Use Acetone and Micro Fiber Towels after completing the blast profile. After wiping make sure you remove all of the Acetone to prevent Solvent Pop, Fish Eyes, and Craters.

    5) Hang parts to allow for best view and application access. This can be done by using support wires or hooks. Make sure to hang parts in such a way that they will not bump into each other. Do not touch parts with your bare skin. If you pick them up ware Latex Gloves. Alligator clips or 30-gauge wire are recommended for small parts such as screws and springs.

    Mixing:

    6)Shake the bottle labeled “Part A” until all solids are completely dispersed.

    Mix 24:1, 24 parts of component Part “A” with 1 part of component Part “B” by volume.

    For example, fill a graduated cylinder with 24 ml of Part “A” and then add 1 ml of Part “B” for a 25 ml sample.


    Make sure that the “H” Series products are completely mixed together and the ratios are correct. Failure to completely blend the products together will result in unusable chemical ratios and product failure.

    Pot life after Part “A” and Part “B” are mixed together is 2 hours in an open container and 6 hours in a closed container. Due to the limited pot life, do not mix more than you intend to use or find something else to coat.

    Part Prep:

    7) Blow off substrate with a high-pressure clean air nozzle to remove any blasting dust left on the surface. Wear safety goggles or face shield for your protection. Work in a well ventilated area. If ventilation is not available, wear a respirator – See MSDS for additional information.

    Application Tools:

    8) We recommend a siphon-fed detail gun with a fine to medium tip. Use a small spray tip pattern. This will aid in coating hard to reach areas without excessive build up in surrounding areas. Do not thin! Use as received.

    9) A single application of product is recommended for a final film thickness. A coating thickness of 0.5 to1.0 mil is what you are shooting for here. Work from the most difficult surface out to the easiest. This will help with reducing sagging or excessive build up. Note: 1 mil = 0.001 inches.


    Drying Time and Cure Schedule:

    Allow to air-dry for 5-10 minutes. Do Not Touch the coating while it is still wet or tacky. Place the parts in an oven and cure at 250F for 2 hours. For a quick cure, set oven for 1 hour at 300F.

    If the substrate material is heat-sensitive such as plastic or wood then a 200F cure for 2 hours is adequate. Remember not to rush it. After cure cycle is complete the finished parts can be shipped once they have cooled to handling temperature. When finished with the mixture dispose of the unused portion and clean the spray gun.

    Do Not Pour any product mixed with “Part B” back into any remaining “Part A.” or vise versa. This will render the remaining product unusable.

    Clean tools and equipment with Acetone or Cerakote™ cleaning solvent.

    THis is the link to our page where you can find this product
    https://www.powderbuythepound.com/Firearms-Coatings/
    Last edited by ; 12-19-2013, 05:49 PM.
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