11-23-2013, 08:22 AM
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I have a slim that is kinds rough. Thinking if having it cerakoted. Anyone have one. I have saw a couple around on the boards. Just looking for opinions. Does it change the shave? What color would look best?

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 11-23-2013, 10:29 AM
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  • vpayne
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I'll take one for the Team and ask what is "cerakote"?

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 11-23-2013, 11:10 AM
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(11-23-2013, 10:29 AM)vpayne Wrote: I'll take one for the Team and ask what is "cerakote"?

I think you hold the razor up to your mouth like a microphone and sing, and a bunch of Japanese people watch you.

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 11-23-2013, 11:31 AM
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Not a Slim, well, OK, not cerakote either :-).

I had a lather catcher that was in extremely rough condition and I used Brownells gunkote on it. It worked fine and the last time I saw it (it's a pass around) it was holding up fine. It doesn't have the moving parts of an adjustable though.

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 11-23-2013, 01:43 PM
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You may want to read this thread I started:
http://shavenook.com/thread-trying-to-re...experiment

Personally, I preferred the Graphite Black, but you can get almost any colour you like. It won't change the shave, but it does make the razor look wonderful! Biggrin

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 11-23-2013, 02:38 PM
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I have saw black as well as od green. The od green was on a slim. I am thinking flat dark earth or something brighter. Blue, or red maybe red since I'm a firefighter maybe?

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 11-23-2013, 05:27 PM
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Celestino-that's a really super look in the graphite

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 11-23-2013, 07:15 PM
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I am curious, how it would wear compared to chrome or nickel plating? Also, Should you change you mind, how easily it is to strip off?

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 11-23-2013, 08:28 PM
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(11-23-2013, 07:15 PM)grump Wrote: I am curious, how it would wear compared to chrome or nickel plating? Also, Should you change you mind, how easily it is to strip off?

Supposed to be very durable. As far as removal, I think it is an almost impossible.

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 11-23-2013, 09:50 PM
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(11-23-2013, 05:27 PM)Deuce Wrote: Celestino-that's a really super look in the graphite

* Thank you, Chris! It is my best-looking razor! Biggrin

(11-23-2013, 07:15 PM)grump Wrote: I am curious, how it would wear compared to chrome or nickel plating? Also, Should you change you mind, how easily it is to strip off?

* I was told it is extremely durable and it would be extremely difficult to remove. I would never try it.

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 11-23-2013, 11:01 PM
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There are firearms coated in DLC and I have one, SIG/Sauer uses it on their handguns.

It's an extremely hard finish and extremely resistant to wear. I've manually cocked the hammer on this handgun many times, hundreds certainly, thousands, maybe, and the finish on the hammer in the wear area is still black. It's shinier than when it was new, probably because of my thumb skin cells being worn onto it, but the finsh on the serrations hasn't worn through.

Yeah, I think it would be very resistant to removal.

It's very well named... Diamond Like Carbon (DLC). Diamond is the hardest substance known and DLC is extremely hard also. Any other gun finish I know of would show wear after all the dry firing that I've done with this handgun.

Try to remove the DLC finish from a razor? I suspect the base metal would be removed from the DLC and one would have the DLC remaining as a ghost and a brittle shell of the razor.

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 12-16-2013, 04:13 AM
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Slim is off to the cerakote shop. We'll see how it turns out.
Justin

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