Self-coating steel blades

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Self-coating steel blades

Postby AGMartinez » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:34 pm

Hi, I would like to black coat a Maxamet blade. Sand, candle wax the blade edge and trim with compass razor (or coat it all and resharpen it), one coat Rustoleum High Heat primer, one+ coat Rustoleum High Heat black, and one+ clear coat of acrylic. Is this cray cray? I've only spray painted or corrosion-resistant coated regular tools, quick and dirty. Has anyone used Valspar brand?
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Re: Self-coating steel blades

Postby bearfacedkiller » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:35 am

Yeah, crazy. Even the best spray paint is not very durable and will look terrible in no time.

Look into duracoat or ceracoat.
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Re: Self-coating steel blades

Postby Studey » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:30 pm

What BFK said. Cerakoting a blade will likely run $35-$45 or so, and by the time you buy three good cans of spray paint, you’re close enough in cost that you might as well do it right.

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Re: Self-coating steel blades

Postby Evil D » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:40 pm

Recipe for disaster. I wouldn't even trust bake on automotive header paint on a knife blade.

I'm not a big fan of Cerakote either. It isn't as good as a high quality factory applied DLC coating and even that will scratch.
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Re: Self-coating steel blades

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 pm

Kalgard Gunkote...food safe...

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Re: Self-coating steel blades

Postby Knife Knut » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:36 am

Stuart Ackerman wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 pm
Kalgard Gunkote...food safe...
But which version?

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Re: Self-coating steel blades

Postby Stuart Ackerman » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:31 pm

The 2400 Series Gun Kote...

http://ackermancustomknives.com/?p=35

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Re: Self-coating steel blades

Postby Frozenspyder » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:01 pm

Cerakote would be much thinner than 3+ coats of paint too. Unless the knife has loose tolerances in the pivot area, I could see that potentially causing problems.


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