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#2605395 - 11/29/08 07:50 AM Air cure vs thermal cure cerakote?
varmintsinc Offline
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Registered: 06/25/04
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Loc: Billings, MT
After proper application and curing are there any signifcant differences in duability or protection? I have a small toaster oven I have used for baking small parts (as dumb as it sounds it works very well) but I need to finish a 26" barreled action with a brake that takes it up to about 30" plus the action so there is no way it is fitting in a normal stove.
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#2605925 - 11/29/08 01:21 PM Re: Air cure vs thermal cure cerakote? [Re: varmintsinc]
GonHuntin Offline
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 2780
Having spent 10 years in the paint business, I can assure you, there is no such thing as "air cure"........if the coating doesn't use a hardener/catalyst, then it doesn't cure, it dries...........baking it dries the solvents faster and helps the resin flow better.......a catalyst/hardner causes a chemical reaction resulting in cross linking of molecules.......this is where durability comes from.......

#2606056 - 11/29/08 02:53 PM Re: Air cure vs thermal cure cerakote? [Re: varmintsinc]
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Registered: 07/25/03
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Loc: Dyna-Coatings Group,LLC. 5300 ...
Air dry is softer than heat cure.Air dry is about an H-6 on the Graphite pencil scratch scale,Teflons and KG are about an H-3 to H-4.Oven cure is an H-7 or 8 comming out of the oven and will final cure to an H-9 within 5 days.The air dry is for high heat applications and will go into flux and get harder at about 750 degrees.It's used on automatic weapons bbls.and suppressors.
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