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Old 09-08-2011, 10:57 AM
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What parts should not be cerakoted

I'm going to have my rifle painted with cerakote by someone with little gun experience. Are there any parts that should not be painted? eg bolt face, lugs etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:41 AM
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Re: What parts should not be cerakoted

Every application is unique but generally speaking every part needs to be coated inside and out to benefit from the advantages of Cerakote. I do the bolt and the action inside and out. On a factory rifle the only parts I do not coat are the chamber and bore. I also don't coat the internals of the trigger group on a rifle. I do them on most pistols.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:55 AM
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Re: What parts should not be cerakoted

I was worried about affecting accuracy by changing the dimensions if the lugs, bolt face etc. Also, how did you plug up the bore and chamber. My barrel has a brake on it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:37 PM
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Re: What parts should not be cerakoted

Modeling clay is what I use when DuraCoating
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:21 PM
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Re: What parts should not be cerakoted

Doing the lugs and the bolt face are a non issue accuracy wise. They will wear to fit in short order. Depending on how tight the threads are on the muzzle brake we usually do threads on the barrel. I usually don't try to coat the threads inside the brake.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:31 PM
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Re: What parts should not be cerakoted

Do you disassemble the bolt and paint each piece separately, including the firing pin, springs,bolt handle etc. ?
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:41 PM
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Re: What parts should not be cerakoted

The bolt needs to be taken apart before it is baked other wise you will probably end up with a weak firing pin spring. I happen to know this because whoever did my last coating for a gun I had built did not disassemble the bolt and I had a 57 fps extreme spread on the rounds that would go off. It had very weak primer strikes.
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