Phosphate Coating before Duracoat/Ceramacoat/type finish. Would it cause problems?
I work overnight security at a machine shop that has a full setup for blasting/phosphate finishing. They said that I can use any of the equipment there to do what I wanted as far as blasting/phosphate coating if I was interested.
So my question is this, would phosphate finishing the weapon prior to spraying a painted type finish on the weapon be a good idea or detrimental?
If your talking about parkerizing such as magnesium or zink phosphate yes it will make an excellent base for DuraCoat or GunKote. NIC recommends applying CeraKote with out it. For blasting dont use glass, plastic, or sand. Use alum oxide or garnet these two mediums will leave small scratches as opposed to dimples and will gove what ever finish you apply something to bite into.
I will ask them exactly what it is. It's used for coating pieces of oilfield equipment. I wouldn't think it's parkerizing. After blasting, parts are hung in suspension in a hot liquid. When it's pulled out, it's grey and looks like automotive primer.
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It sounds like parkerizing