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Painting stainless steel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ignacio49, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. Ignacio49

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    Will stainless steel maintain its properties (stain less - being more resistant to rust than steel) if painted with cerakote or duracoat?
     
  2. BaltimoreBoy

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    Metallurgically speaking the duracote can't change the underlying chemical structure of the alloy - it can only affect the surface.
     
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    I'd recommend cerakote instead of duracoat - The cerakote is MUCH more durable.
     
  4. M-Cameron

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    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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