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    dj1mtb is offline New User
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    Default Clear over gun blue

    I hope you guys can help me with my current project.

    I am building a bicycle frame and using weldmold 880t tig wire (it is a stainless steel alloy) and I plan on gunicon bluing it. I have done this before and the chromemoly takes the blue while the stainless tig wire obviously does not. It gives a cool effect of blue tubes with shiny welds. The problem is preventing the frame from rusting.

    My questions are: Is there any clears that will stick to the blue? I have seen products like cerakote that seem like they might work but they call for a porous surface which would be a problem with the gun blue.

    any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Ted

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    Default Re: Clear over gun blue

    You could use a lacquer based paint, or something like our Caswell Sealer, which is an acrylic.

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    Default Re: Clear over gun blue

    I have had problems with clear paints over raw metal before. It allways seamed to rust under the clear coat and the paint would just peel right off. That was close to 10 years ago though so maybe the newer products adhear better now.

    Your systemicon with the sealer looks very interesting. Is the sealer something you would apply on a regular basis like waxing a car or is it a semi-permanent coating?

    thanks again

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    Default Re: Clear over gun blue

    What about a clear powder coaticon?

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    Default Re: Clear over gun blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Brintiff View Post
    What about a clear powder coaticon?

    over the gunicon blue? I'm wondering the same thing...

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