Blade coatings

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What do those of you who coat blades do it with, opinions on whats best where to buy and all that good stuff?

Thanks
Peace
Bob
 

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Give us a little more to go on:
Coating as in -Bluing,Anodizing,electroplating,protective oil/wax ?
 
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Sorry the coating like the black or green I've seen on Busse, Benchmade. I think it's a baked on kind of coating.
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Bob
 
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Take a look at some of the coatings used on guns, specifically those you can do yourself. (ie: Gun-kote, baking lacquers, Aluma-Hyde II or Teflon/Moly Gun Finish; all of which are available from Brownells).
Regards,
Greg
 
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Hmm, with the bake-on gun finishes, you have to heat the metal to 300-350 degrees or so... Wouldn't that interfere with the temper of many steels?
 
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