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Posted: 1/1/2016 3:31:44 PM EDT
I did a search and came up with no results. Just wondering, if a do a build in either FDE or OD green, can a suppressor be painted/cerakoted to match or will it just burn off? Will it hold too much heat being painted?  As you may tell, I'm new to this.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 3:33:33 PM EDT
I would think you could cerakote it
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 3:35:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M1Riflenut:
I did a search and came up with no results. Just wondering, if a do a build in either FDE or OD green, can a suppressor be painted/cerakoted to match or will it just burn off? Will it hold too much heat being painted?  As you may tell, I'm new to this.
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I've painted them with Brownells Gun Kote.
Heat the metal, spray them twice and bake the finish on.
It's held up for hundreds of rounds, so far.
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Link Posted: 1/1/2016 4:11:35 PM EDT
Personally I would cerakote. I have a 5.56 can I made on a form 1. After about 400 rounds the duracoat started to burn off. I like to shoot fast.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 4:32:34 PM EDT
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There's no way to phrase this without coming off as an ass but how do you think manufacturers coat cans?

I bought C series cerakote from Columbia coatings and a $4 preval sprayer from Home Depot for my F1 can
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 5:07:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
There's no way to phrase this without coming off as SSN ass but how do you think manufacturers coat cans?

I bought C series cerakote from Columbia coatings and a $4 preval sprayer from Home Depot for my F1 can
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I have no idea what they use for a finish. Being a military gun collector (old stuff), I'm used to parkerized and oxide type finishes.
Also, without any experience using suppressors I wasn't sure if they eventually burn off their factory finishes and end up looking like a rusty tail pipe.

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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
There's no way to phrase this without coming off as an ass but how do you think manufacturers coat cans?

I bought C series cerakote from Columbia coatings and a $4 preval sprayer from Home Depot for my F1 can
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I just googled "Columbia Coatings.
Great prices and no HazMat Charges.
My next purchase will be from them.
Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 5:32:34 PM EDT
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I just googled "Columbia Coatings.
Great prices and no HazMat Charges.
My next purchase will be from them.
Thanks.
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Originally Posted By dirtyone04:
Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
There's no way to phrase this without coming off as an ass but how do you think manufacturers coat cans?

I bought C series cerakote from Columbia coatings and a $4 preval sprayer from Home Depot for my F1 can


I just googled "Columbia Coatings.
Great prices and no HazMat Charges.
My next purchase will be from them.
Thanks.

Credit goes to BigWaylon, he pointed me there.
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Credit goes to BigWaylon, he pointed me there.
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By dirtyone04:
Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
There's no way to phrase this without coming off as an ass but how do you think manufacturers coat cans?

I bought C series cerakote from Columbia coatings and a $4 preval sprayer from Home Depot for my F1 can


I just googled "Columbia Coatings.
Great prices and no HazMat Charges.
My next purchase will be from them.
Thanks.

Credit goes to BigWaylon, he pointed me there.


I looked at this site as well, I see the cerakote under firearm finishes but it doesn't say  "C series". Am I looking at the same stuff as you guys?
It lists two types, air dry and oven cure. Which one is better and more durable?
WTH is a "preval" sprayer?

Link Posted: 1/1/2016 6:08:44 PM EDT
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I l
ooked at this site as well, I see the cerakote under firearm finishes but it doesn't say  "C series". Am I looking at the same stuff as you guys?
It lists two types, air dry and oven cure. Which one is better and more durable?
WTH is a "preval" sprayer?

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Originally Posted By M1Riflenut:
Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
Originally Posted By dirtyone04:
Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
There's no way to phrase this without coming off as an ass but how do you think manufacturers coat cans?

I bought C series cerakote from Columbia coatings and a $4 preval sprayer from Home Depot for my F1 can


I just googled "Columbia Coatings.
Great prices and no HazMat Charges.
My next purchase will be from them.
Thanks.

Credit goes to BigWaylon, he pointed me there.


I l
ooked at this site as well, I see the cerakote under firearm finishes but it doesn't say  "C series". Am I looking at the same stuff as you guys?
It lists two types, air dry and oven cure. Which one is better and more durable?
WTH is a "preval" sprayer?



"C", I believe is just the cerakote finish.
Oven cure would be the best choice.
I just use my home's oven. When the wife isn't home, of course.
As for the sprayer, I just use my airbrush.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 6:34:43 PM EDT
H series is oven cure
C series is air cure

C series is for silencer use and machine gun barrels as it has a higher temperature rating.
C series is not available in as many colors, it does not have a hardening agent either. It's super easy to deal with though, just shake it up, throw it in a spray gun and away you go.

I use a $25 HVLP spray gun from Amazon and a medium sized air compressor. It has works great for me. I use an old electric smoker for the H series paint (holds right at 250 degrees).
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 6:38:04 PM EDT
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I used VHT with great success. Only oven cured it once and just shot the hell out of it to fully cure.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 6:43:34 PM EDT
Great info, thanks everyone for the posts.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 7:27:12 PM EDT
You can use Krylon dude. May change with heat but will look good nonetheless.

I wouldn't over-think this.


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