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Help me save my barrel!!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by RonDeer10mm, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. RonDeer10mm

    RonDeer10mm Member

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    I dipped my 6" Aftermarket Glock Barrel in cerakote how do I get it off!! I was to cheap too send it to a pro and too lazy to do it properly and the bore has cerakote in it, I can scratch it off on the outside? How do I remove it from the bore?? Help it's been a week?!! I can't buy another barrel!!:what::banghead: :(
     
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  2. possom813

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    That's a bad combination when doing anything.

    My only suggestion, and at your own risk, is a a power drill with a wooden dowel wrapped up with some 0000 steel wool. Hope for the best, or this may be an expensive learning session.
     
  3. RonDeer10mm

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    No No risky stuff like that
     
  4. primalmu

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    Easy. Buy a new barrel. I would think anything you do to remove the cerakote from the barrel will damage the barrel enough to degrade accuracy.
     
  5. RonDeer10mm

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    :mad:Sure except I'm broke!
     
  6. RonDeer10mm

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    I was just trying to paint the part that extended out and I taped the bore but it fell off and got in the bore too!!!
     
  7. snakeman

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    That sounds terrible! Exactly why I haven't cerakoted my guns! It'll be interesting to see how to get it off of there.
     
  8. RonDeer10mm

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    :what::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::
     
  9. RonDeer10mm

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    I didn't spray it i dipped it!!
     
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    No offense, but you dipped your barrel in cerakote without plugging the bore. I think you're already past risky, especially for a solution. Oh, and cheap foam earplugs work great for things like this.
     
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    Did you just get some in the first one inch of the muzzle? It's not like you submerged the barrel in a can of the paint, right? Right?

    I would be tempted to put 2" of mineral spirits, paint thinner, acetone or whatever you have in a container, and stick the barrel into the solvent. Leave it overnight (or for 24 hours) to soften the coating.

    If that does not loosen it, I'm sure someone who is more familiar with the coating will come along soon.
     
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  12. RonDeer10mm

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    sort of
     
  13. firesky101

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    Hmmm.... how thick is cerakote? Perhaps a few rounds down the pipe. I would put it in a rest and pull the trigger with a string. Keep the pressures low.
     
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    It's actually not thick in the bore, I passed a brass brush down the bore a few times and I put a few cleaning patches in the bore when I dipped it but it got in when the tape fell off but its really thin in the bore, but it might blow up If I shoot it.
     
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    My thought exactly. If you try Possum's advice, you MAY ruin the barrel. If you leave it as it is, you have DEFINITELY ruined it. I don't know that you have left yourself any good options.
    I might try to call up Cerakote tomorrow when they open and ask them if there is anything that can remove it. If they say no, then you might as well try possum's suggestion because... heck, why not? its not like your barrel is useful right now anyway.
     
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    Nooooo, you dipped a barrel in Cerakote with just a little tape to keep it out of the bore? Oh my... As noted earlier, foam earplugs work well for this. Tape...? I would find a chemical that can strip Cerakote, start there. Good luck on this lesson learned.
     
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    I would try soaking it in a GLASS jar of Toluene or heavy duty paint stripper. I am not that familiar with Cerakote, but we use Toluene to remove contact cement. It is a pretty strong solvent. You can buy Toluene in any hardware store.

    Good luck.
    Shawn
     
  18. Al Thompson

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    OK Ron, first, slow down and help us help you. Breathing is not optional. :cool:

    What is the barrel chambered for, caliber wise?

    How much of the interior of the barrel is coated? I.E., whole thing, muzzle end only, chamber to muzzle, what?

    Talked to the makers of Cerrakote? They may have something to help you out. ;)
     
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    Ron,

    I would think Strypeeze (methylene chloride) would dissolve this stuff but I am not positive. Nasty stuff though. Might try some acetone or lacquer thinner also.
     
  20. RonDeer10mm

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    Can paint stripper ruin stainless steel?
     
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    Acetone is the solvent for cleaning up uncured Cerakote from tools.

    Cured Cerakote will corrode in 5% HCl acid, but unsure of removal and possible corrosion of barrel.

    Above is from googling.

    Best bet is to contact Cerakote for info and possible assistance. Failing that, consult a gunsmith.
     
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    I used to clean curried epoxy paint from paint guns using Chemitol Carb vat cleaners. We had an a use fail to clean the gun on Friday and Monday every thing was setup hard. This was on industrial phonlic epoxy paints. The Cab cleaner is the only thing that worked and it took 5-7 days to remove it all. Saved us $600 in paint guns. It worked so well we started using it regularly. These are the 3-5gal kits which I do not know are available anymore.
     
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    So i have never tried to remove cerakote, did you get any coloring on the brass brush? Perhaps a little elbow grease could solve the problem. I feel like unless Cerakote recommends a safe solvent, you have 2 options. Do this the cheap way, or do it the safe way. The cheap methods come with risks that could mean spending the money anyway. Also the caliber and model in question may provide others with some ideas.
     
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    If 5% HCl will do it, that's what you want to use. It won't hurt your barrel any. One important thing to keep in mind is that acids only react with certain materials. A relatively strong and corrosion-resistant material such as stainless steel is not going to be affected by a weak solution of 5% HCl. In fact, virtually any chemical solution is not going to harm it.
     
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