05-25-2014, 10:22 AM
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  • Lutebro
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  • Olympia, WA
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I recently acquired a DLC and am a little OCD about things. I want the handle to be black now too! I have considered having the handle Cerakoted but time and money are prohibitive at this point. Would it be advisable to spray this thing with a product I can buy at the store? I would want it to be durable but it doesn't need to be crazy durable like Cerakote since it is just the handle. Wondering if anyone has any experience with this?

If there is no good option I'll probably just send it off for Cerakote but I thought I would ask.

Thanks!

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 05-25-2014, 03:36 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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I just used heat shrink tubing (1/2") and placed it in the center portion and took my hair dryer and shrunk it....works great..looks great...and can be removed if you don,t like it.

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 05-25-2014, 03:36 PM
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  • Lutebro
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(05-25-2014, 03:36 PM)Harvey Wrote: I just used heat shrink tubing (1/2") and placed it in the center portion and took my hair dryer and shrunk it....works great..looks great...and can be removed if you don,t like it.

I'd love to see a picture of that!

For now I went this route, really ties it all together. Acrylic black paint in the bottom two rings of the handle!

[Image: nesupy4y.jpg]

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 05-25-2014, 03:40 PM
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  • Harvey
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looks like the Muhle Jet with silver top and bottom sections...(sorry don,t do pictures)

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 05-25-2014, 04:52 PM
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  • Lando
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very nice!

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 05-25-2014, 04:54 PM
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  • Lutebro
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(05-25-2014, 04:52 PM)Lando Wrote: very nice!

Glad you like it!

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 05-25-2014, 04:56 PM
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  • Lando
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how is it shaving for you

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 05-25-2014, 05:22 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Amazing shave today! Quite different but also similar to the PH. Excited to get to know it more.

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 05-26-2014, 12:51 PM
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  • dushea
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I vote Plasti-Dip. I use it on my car and other tools, it creates a matte black finish that feels slightly rubbery. Really great stuff and should last awhile before you have to reapply.


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 05-26-2014, 01:17 PM
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I've used Brownells gun coatings (alumahide?)on a lather catcher pass around and it's been holding up very well. If I wanted a longer lasting coating I'd use their spray and bake on coatings. Those are ceramic based and will hold up much better to handling.

I believe they're http://www.brownells.com, and do a search for gun coatings. Read about them, the descriptions are self explanatory. Your home oven will do, but you may need to make a minor jig to suspend the handle in space and over foil to keep the wife contained. It needn't be much, a piece of bent coat hanger would be sufficient.

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 05-26-2014, 01:24 PM
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(05-25-2014, 03:36 PM)Lutebro Wrote:
(05-25-2014, 03:36 PM)Harvey Wrote: I just used heat shrink tubing (1/2") and placed it in the center portion and took my hair dryer and shrunk it....works great..looks great...and can be removed if you don,t like it.

I'd love to see a picture of that!

For now I went this route, really ties it all together. Acrylic black paint in the bottom two rings of the handle!

[Image: nesupy4y.jpg]

Personally I don't think you need to do any more than that. The rings provide good balance and the two toned view is really classy.

Enjoy!

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 05-27-2014, 06:28 PM
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Looks great, Dustin! Smile

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 05-28-2014, 08:10 PM
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I would second the suggestion of Plasti-Dip.

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