Removing a barrel and brake with cerakote

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  1. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I need to remove the barrel and the action, barrel, and break are coated in cerakote. How can I do this without ruining the coating at the joints? I have read that cerakote can only be removed with bead blasting, but are there option for what I need? Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Str8shooterTX

    Str8shooterTX Well-Known Member

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    I have never had any problems with these issues. If it was applied properly with being prepped correctly(alum oxide blasting and degreasing) it should separate without issue or chipping/flaking). Are you placing a new barrel on? If so you will be recoating it any way so no issue.
     
  3. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    It won't do anything in the joints. Cerakote is not paint like Duracoat. It will not chip or flake off. It's locked into the surface profiled by the aluminum oxide. If it was not prepped right then it will act like paint and may flake or chip.
     
  4. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't decided about rebarreling it yet. I'm going to send the action back to Surgeon to make it into a repeater. I'm considering having the action and bolt bead blasted to remove all the cerakote and then send it off for the salt bath treatment. I'm leaning towards keeping the original barrel because it's extremely accurate and has a lot of life left in it.
    I assume it was applied properly. Jim See built the rifle and applied all the coatings. Thanks for passing on the info.