spray painting liners?

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spray painting liners?

Postby ladybug93 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:58 pm

i know some people on here have complained about coated knives coming with non-coated liners. has anyone tried hitting the liners with a light coat of black spray paint?

it seems like you should be able to do this without messing up the action as long as you keep it really light and/or mask off the area that makes contact with the washers. and since it's liners instead of a blade, it doesn't have to be as durable as the dlc on a blade anyway. plus, you could always strip the paint and redo it easily if it gets scratched up. just a thought i had and i'm wondering if anyone has tried it.

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Re: spray painting liners?

Postby TkoK83Spy » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:32 pm

I don't see why that would be an issue. Maybe dust would cling to them a bit more? I spray painted the backspacer on my Delica to match the lockbar. It's not a perfect match, but close enough for me and cheaper than buying one aftermarket. I don't see why the same can't be done with liners. Interested if anyone will do it!
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Re: spray painting liners?

Postby Evil D » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:42 pm

You could paint them for looks and it would darken the inside visible part of the liners but it'll wear off any exposed parts. Maybe Cerakote but that starts to go up in price pretty quick. I'd look for a ceramic enamel engine paint.
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Re: spray painting liners?

Postby RustyIron » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:37 pm

Duracote is a two-part alternative to Ceracote, and it doesn't need to be baked. I've only used it on one rifle, but it looks as good as the day I sprayed it.

Another option is plating. Caswell Plating has solutions to about any plating problem you can come up with.

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Re: spray painting liners?

Postby MotoBro » Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:04 am

If cost isn’t an issue, River’s Edge Cutlery will Cerakote liners, hardware, even blades and scales. They have a lot of color options but they will NOT recreate one of their exclusives for you, meaning they won’t do OD Green scales and a FDE coated blade (maybe they will invert them though).

https://riversedgecutlery.com/cerakote-services/

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Re: spray painting liners?

Postby Evil D » Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:12 am

MotoBro wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:04 am
If cost isn’t an issue, River’s Edge Cutlery will Cerakote liners, hardware, even blades and scales. They have a lot of color options but they will NOT recreate one of their exclusives for you, meaning they won’t do OD Green scales and a FDE coated blade (maybe they will invert them though).

https://riversedgecutlery.com/cerakote-services/



For the cost of some of these coating places you could almost justify getting a Cerakote setup yourself especially if you plan to coat a lot of things. There's a local guy who does it and he probably makes more a week doing gun slides on the side than I make full time at my job and he just has a little oven out in his garage.
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