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Leatherman Cerakote Guide

us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Leatherman Cerakote Guide
on: March 01, 2024, 08:03:37 AM
Hi, I would like to know if anyone has prior experience/knowledge about applying cerakote to leatherman tools; if I need someone else to do it, do it myself, or if it is unpractical. This is the time to share you're thoughts.

Peace, Finnegan. :salute:


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #1 on: March 01, 2024, 08:19:56 AM
I'm planning on having my Rebar Cerakoated in the future, but will be sending it out to get it Professionaly done :tu:
From what I understand you need special equipment to get it to stick and harden.
There is Durakoat that can be done at home, but it's not quite as durable as Cerakoat I think.


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #2 on: March 01, 2024, 04:59:04 PM
Thanks RF, where would I send my parts in?
I hope it’s cheap-ish…


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #3 on: March 01, 2024, 07:37:09 PM
Wished I had prior experience with cerakote :cheers: I would love to find somewhere to send it off for cheapish as well :D


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #4 on: March 01, 2024, 07:47:24 PM
I bet we could get a group rate if we all sent our pieces at the same time.  We would all need to request the same color, but it would probably take the price way down.


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #5 on: March 01, 2024, 10:33:34 PM
True :like: but what color could we all agree on :think:  :ahhh


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #6 on: March 02, 2024, 12:48:26 AM
I'm willing!   :cheers::

If we think this could be a possible option, then maybe...

: Order of operations; find who else agrees, find reliable service, figure out how much, and pick color.    :D

but I'm all ears for experience.  :drink:
 




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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #7 on: March 02, 2024, 01:42:05 AM
    I don't see why everyone agreeing on one color should be a factor.  No reason to assume whatever shop does the work would only have one choice.  It is much more likely that they have several.  If they only have one color, then you would have to be happy with whatever they have on hand. 
    I have a friend who does Cerakote.  I have been trying to get him to join MTo.  So far without any luck.  Best wishes.  Gary
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us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #8 on: March 02, 2024, 03:17:56 AM
Good point Gary,  :iagree:
I guess I just excepted it as fact.  :ahhh
Maybe the point RF was trying to make is to simplify things?


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #9 on: March 02, 2024, 03:32:15 PM

You could always buy one already Cerakoted. 
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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #10 on: March 02, 2024, 03:52:15 PM
    I don't see why everyone agreeing on one color should be a factor.  No reason to assume whatever shop does the work would only have one choice.  It is much more likely that they have several.  If they only have one color, then you would have to be happy with whatever they have on hand. 
    I have a friend who does Cerakote.  I have been trying to get him to join MTo.  So far without any luck.  Best wishes.  Gary
 :think:

I would think one color means they can all be strung up and sprayed at the same time like they do at the Leatherman factory.  Multiple colors requires much more time to be spent since each has to be done separately, color has to be reloaded and sprayed again, etc… that time would drive up the cost considerably.

As for voting on a color, coyote, black, forest green?


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #11 on: March 02, 2024, 07:38:09 PM
I think a neutral color might be more applicable.
Things like earthy reds, cloudy blues, budding greens, and pastel creams. :popcorn:


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #12 on: March 02, 2024, 08:26:02 PM
I’m pretty flexible on color.


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #13 on: March 02, 2024, 10:36:56 PM
Who would we send our parts to? :think:


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #14 on: March 02, 2024, 10:40:48 PM
Someone would need to reach out to a company, find out how much it would be to spray like 10 handles all the same color.  The we get five people to split the cost.

My thinking is, in order to do one tool (2 handles) it would cost like $180.

In order to do 5 tools (10 handles), it would cost like $300.  So it’s like $60 a tool. 


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #15 on: March 02, 2024, 10:42:40 PM
That kind of pricing is much better than doing it individually  :o

Hopefully we would be able to get something together :salute:


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #16 on: March 02, 2024, 10:46:10 PM
Any volunteers to reach out to companies and head up this project?  🫣


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #17 on: March 03, 2024, 12:06:35 AM
I still need to decide if Cerakote is necessary for me... pros, cons, what do you think? \
*But I'm still leaning toward it as a pro.


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #18 on: March 03, 2024, 12:30:45 AM
It would be purely aesthetic for me.  Just to change things up a bit.


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #19 on: March 03, 2024, 03:35:25 AM
how would I send my parts in?


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #20 on: March 03, 2024, 03:41:56 AM
We need someone to set everything up.  They would find a shop that could do it, then we all send to that person.  That person handles everything. 


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #21 on: March 03, 2024, 03:43:09 AM
That makes sense, :hatsoff: I try to look at other Leatherman tools for reference.


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #22 on: March 04, 2024, 03:33:41 AM
Does anyone want to join in? :pok:


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #23 on: March 04, 2024, 07:18:02 AM
There is a guy here in Sweden I plan on using for Cerakoat that does it for the equivalent of 50 dollars for one frame, and if I where to do more in the same color I don't think the price will be much higher really :think:


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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #24 on: March 04, 2024, 03:44:24 PM
We can keep a running list here until we get enough people to do a run.

I’m located in the US, so we would need a USA based group order for us.


us Offline FinneganMckinney4000

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Re: Leatherman Cerakote Guide
Reply #25 on: March 04, 2024, 05:00:56 PM
 :iagree:


 

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