Painting stainless steel


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Ignacio49
October 21, 2012, 03:39 PM
Will stainless steel maintain its properties (stain less - being more resistant to rust than steel) if painted with cerakote or duracoat?

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BaltimoreBoy
October 21, 2012, 05:02 PM
Metallurgically speaking the duracote can't change the underlying chemical structure of the alloy - it can only affect the surface.

Rail Driver
October 21, 2012, 05:20 PM
I'd recommend cerakote instead of duracoat - The cerakote is MUCH more durable.

M-Cameron
October 21, 2012, 06:59 PM
If anything, it'll only help with corrosion resistance.

It's adding another later between the steel and air/ water.


Properly painted regular steel is quite good at resisting rusting, so it only stands to reason that painted stainless will be that much better.

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