Cerakote

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by deadidarren, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    gday all i'm about to start a build and would like to know if anyone here has mixed

    Cerakote colours burnt bronze & graphite black.

    i am looking to get a colour that in low light looks very dark but in sunlight shows the

    burnt bronze like shark skin .

    i have seen net pics of up to 80BB 20% black but it wasn't much darker than the bronze .




    cheers Darren
     
  2. Str8shooterTX

    Str8shooterTX Well-Known Member

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    I have not done the particular color you are looking for but the graphite black really adds a lot of black. When making a custom color I usually try small amounts in proportion to what I'm looking for. Remember it will look slightly different once dry. I would try a mix of 5-6ML burnt bronze with 4ml Graphite black and see where that gets you after test spraying something. Adjust from there after seeing your results.
    Burnt Bronze is an awesome color I have worked with a bunch and it really changes depending on lighting.
     
  3. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    this is exactly what i want but it will have to be dark as the rifle will be put in a black with

    grey spider web stock .
     
  4. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

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    How about a pic of the burnt bronze?
     
  5. Str8shooterTX

    Str8shooterTX Well-Known Member

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    The first two are burnt bronze. The scope rings have since been coated also. The suppressor is Coyote Tan for contrast. The multi cam is just thrown in for contrast.
     
  6. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    i was thinking more along the lines of this

    i hope the owner don't mind me posting pics here .

    I would like the colour a lot darker in the pic of he action


    cheers D
     

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  7. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting those. Pretty nice. I can see where you might want to try to put some graphite black with it. Tough call. It's pretty darn nice straight up too. Looking forward to seeing your results.
     
  8. Punisher

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    I don't think those two colors will go the way you want. I would do 75%bb 15%black 10% tungsten. I think the black plus tungsten will get you the type of shine. You are going for.
     
  9. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    sounds interesting punisher.

    this is pretty close and is 60% BB 40% GB a pity none of the pics are in direct sunlight

    again not my rifle but i think i will try 50-50.

    and just see how it go's .
     

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  10. Punisher

    Punisher Well-Known Member

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    That does look great.

    I am wondering if sniper grey would be a better add. The black is going to be 100% mat textured, so your combo is always going to look like a flat shade of grey with no shine. You could try a dark grey+ bronze+ stainless to give it a little pop and flare.

    Either way it will look great, that's just what I think based on your description.
     
  11. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    thats the way i like it :)
     
  12. FurTaker

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    Tagging in..... Hoping to see some pics on whatever you decide
     
  13. deadidarren

    deadidarren Well-Known Member

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    spoke to my smith earlier in the week looks like i will have it in 3 or 4 weeks

    fingers X :) with any luck it will gun)..................................................... lightbulb
     
  14. TheHabMan

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    My Multi-Cam Cerakote job on Win 70 in .223 my second camoflage job.
     

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