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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Has anyone tried cerakoting a pair that had already been cerakoted another color?

    Did you have to strip the original cerakote first? How?

    Or did you just cerakote on top of the other color? Did it cause any buildup/fitting issues, or bonding issues, or color bleed issues?
     
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    Chris A Hardaway The Man Loves to Chop 'Em. Premium Member

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    Good question, I'm also wondering how far you'd have to send to recoat.
     
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  5. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    always strip before recoating.......you want that paint to have a good mechanical bond to the frames. The only chemical I know that would strip that paint is trichloroethylene or a sandblaster.
     
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    Thanks - a vaguely related question:

    I know using interior latex paint on walls, the color appears lighter when wet and darkens a little when dry. Does the same thing happen with cerakote or is the color exactly the same both wet and dry?
     
  7. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    anytime you refinish, it's best to start from a naked surface (ya, here come the puns)...best way to remove is to blast it since you have to blast it anyway in the prep for cerakote. kind of a redundant question really. And I know of a chemical that will strip it with absolute ease and not harm the plastic either, but I am not telling haha. It just takes much longer and again, is redundant. If you can't remove it, then you better hope the original job was prepped correctly, otherwise the issues will surface down the road. They always do.
     
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    Yup.....get naked and blast her..... I mean it..... :p
     
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    Agreed........ Plus too many coats just looks hoakey and during flex cracking can occur.
     
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    :hunter:not necessarily in that order:eek: lol :lolsign::lolsign::lolsign:
     
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