Can I Powder Coat a SS Goon RDA Cap?

IvanTX313

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    So I have a Co worker that has a goon that I've been after only its in Stainless Steal and need it in Black.

    My Question is, can SS be powder coated.

    Sure I can rattle can or have it cerakoted only I don't like the fact that they easily get chipped or scratched.

    But for the most part I think it'll be sand blasted and then dunked in that acid stuff they use to strip any coatings, and then powder coat it.

    Will there be any fitting issues once it's done?

    Not sure if there are other options but I'd appreciate if any of you can guide me on this.
     
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    Daniel Forsyth

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      Stainless Steel can definitely be powder coated. Any metal that conducts electricity can be powder coated.
      I honestly do believe that a cerakote finish will far outlast a powder coating although both are very durable.
      The sandblasting process won't affect the fitting of the Goon at all :thumb:
       

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        Stainless Steel can definitely be powder coated. Any metal that conducts electricity can be powder coated.
        I honestly do believe that a cerakote finish will far outlast a powder coating although both are very durable.
        The sandblasting process won't affect the fitting of the Goon at all :thumb:
        Thanks for the info, could you expand a bit on the durability of cerakote?
        Only reason I considered powder coating is from experience of seeing a bunch of guys with their rifles cerakoted and the paint being marked or chipped off easily. But I'd love to know more. Really just looking for the best and longest outcome.
        Thanks.
         

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          So I have a Co worker that has a goon that I've been after only its in Stainless Steal and need it in Black.

          My Question is, can SS be powder coated.

          Sure I can rattle can or have it cerakoted only I don't like the fact that they easily get chipped or scratched.

          But for the most part I think it'll be sand blasted and then dunked in that acid stuff they use to strip any coatings, and then powder coat it.

          Will there be any fitting issues once it's done?

          Not sure if there are other options but I'd appreciate if any of you can guide me on this.

          Check Out Black Oxide surface finishes for SS.

          The Problem is most Plating Houses don't want to deal with One-Off Parts for Hobbiest. But Call around. You might find someone local who would.
           
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            I think perhaps what many people forget is that the pre-processing of the surfaces must be rough enough to get enough adhesion as we call it.
            Too fine/smooth surface = flaking.

            But it all depends on what spec you have for the paint / cheracote / dlc coating.

            My experience with this is mostly through the year I was car painter & industrial painter
             

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