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Targa70
post Dec 5 2018, 08:40 AM
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So my steering wheel butterfly was pretty beat up and I could not bear to put it back on a Dallas Custom restored wheel. I liked the idea of powder coat, but as was pointed out here on the World the detail is sometimes lost with powder coating. I decided to Cerakote the butterfly in order to retain the detail on the small ridges on either side of the butterfly. After I aluminum oxide bead blasted the metal, a gun guy buddy of mine baked on Cerkote graphite black.

I think it turned out well, but I wanted to give a shout out to the World for educating me and inspiring me to roll up my sleeves and just do it. Krylon or powder coating would have been sufficient, but it is the sickness.



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post Nov 1 2019, 06:09 PM
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So...I don't have access to bead blasting - and I don't do much work like this but normally I'd just sand it down lightly and then paint but the little ridges make this difficult and is why the OP did the bead blast and the Cerakote.

I'm just planning to repaint with SEM trim black - but how should I prep this?

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post Nov 1 2019, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE(FlacaProductions @ Nov 1 2019, 08:09 PM) *

So...I don't have access to bead blasting - and I don't do much work like this but normally I'd just sand it down lightly and then paint but the little ridges make this difficult and is why the OP did the bead blast and the Cerakote.

I'm just planning to repaint with SEM trim black - but how should I prep this?

Wire wheel the ridges, prime and paint.
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Targa70   Cerakote Butterfly   Dec 5 2018, 08:40 AM
Targa70   and this one   Dec 5 2018, 08:45 AM
euro911   I've painted a few before and they come out lo...   Dec 5 2018, 08:52 AM
mepstein   Cerikote is tough stuff but SEM trim black is the ...   Dec 5 2018, 12:23 PM
whatabout1   Very nice. The curing temps are cool enough I can...   Dec 5 2018, 07:34 PM
rstover   I like Many cerakotes are air cured. Thanks for...   Dec 5 2018, 07:45 PM
FlacaProductions   Reviving this as my wheel is currently at Dallas C...   Oct 31 2019, 04:15 PM
mepstein   Reviving this as my wheel is currently at Dallas ...   Oct 31 2019, 06:08 PM
FlacaProductions   ok - cool - that's a very nice offer. Hopeful...   Oct 31 2019, 06:16 PM
Targa70   Ditto on that. I just pressed it out with my thum...   Oct 31 2019, 06:50 PM
FlacaProductions   What’d you glue it back in with? Brand new cont...   Oct 31 2019, 06:52 PM
mepstein   What’d you glue it back in with? Brand new con...   Oct 31 2019, 07:35 PM
Jamie   What’d you glue it back in with? Brand new co...   Dec 2 2019, 01:32 PM
FlacaProductions   Great - thank you.   Oct 31 2019, 08:18 PM
FlacaProductions   So...I don't have access to bead blasting - an...   Nov 1 2019, 06:09 PM
mepstein   So...I don't have access to bead blasting - a...   Nov 1 2019, 06:19 PM
FlacaProductions   Just finished mine with SEM trim black. Is it per...   Dec 2 2019, 11:46 AM
FlacaProductions   Yup - that's what I deduced and used. Works w...   Dec 2 2019, 02:16 PM


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