gigantore

Hey guys. I’ve got a CT interceptor with some deep road rash on the handle. Not super deep, but enough that I want to recoat the handle. I’m not interested in cerakote. I want a more permanent coating. I found someone that can do a custom anodizing job. But I’m a little concerned about removing the coating from the inside. I feel like a chemical strip and recoat of the inside might change the tolerances and affect the action. 

Have any of you had any luck with redoing an anodizing job? 


waiting for it to come back from MT for warranty fix of the rattling button. Once it’s back I’m sending it back out.

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Josh N
I had a CT stripped, bead blasted, and hardcoat anodized and it came out great. I also had the blade, and all the hardware (internal and external) DLC coated. I too was worried about the tolerances, but after speaking at length with the company that was going to do it for me, I decided to roll the dice... How I understood it was that the process of removing the old anodizing also removes some of the handle material, then the type III anodizing builds it back up some while also penetrating the surface of the aluminum (about 50/50 buildup to penetration), so in the end the final product was nearly exactly the same dimensions as before the stripping. I’m sure there’s many ways it can go wrong also, but my experience was positive...  Good luck!

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gigantore
Josh N wrote:
I had a CT stripped, bead blasted, and hardcoat anodized and it came out great. I also had the blade, and all the hardware (internal and external) DLC coated. I too was worried about the tolerances, but after speaking at length with the company that was going to do it for me, I decided to roll the dice... How I understood it was that the process of removing the old anodizing also removes some of the handle material, then the type III anodizing builds it back up some while also penetrating the surface of the aluminum (about 50/50 buildup to penetration), so in the end the final product was nearly exactly the same dimensions as before the stripping. I’m sure there’s many ways it can go wrong also, but my experience was positive...  Good luck!

6D55DF35-A608-44C9-865B-6DC8CB49CCF8.jpeg  B2856B44-82AE-4738-B638-D8AB15BD7146.jpeg  AEBB6C47-2697-4233-8011-CC9C1B37EE49.jpeg  76557112-63DB-41C1-98F9-A3D38DEF5842.jpeg  6FA8B4DB-6136-4A57-93F1-AA901E583774.jpeg  BF7A7116-0692-421D-9D15-AEE41AD8D24B.jpeg  5E410376-7B11-4CF3-89FD-D927E4722261.jpeg  B7210FFB-B537-4A79-8016-208CC62FFDB9.jpeg


awesome. Thanks for the pics and feedback. That came out great. MT is swapping out my hardware for DLC hardware at no charge. So that’s a plus. Who did you send it to for coating?
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Josh N
That’s great, It seems like MT has really been stepping up their service, I remember waiting over 6 months just for a replacement pivot screw for a UMS back in 2005...

There was actually 2 company’s involved. Josh at razeredgeknives.com did the DLC work, and he put me in touch with Zain at Makplate.com for the anodizing. You should check out Razer Edge knives if you’re unfamiliar, Josh does some awesome work (Re-grinds, finishing, sharpining, etc)...
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gigantore
Josh N wrote:
That’s great, It seems like MT has really been stepping up their service, I remember waiting over 6 months just for a replacement pivot screw for a UMS back in 2005...

There was actually 2 company’s involved. Josh at razeredgeknives.com did the DLC work, and he put me in touch with Zain at Makplate.com for the anodizing. You should check out Razer Edge knives if you’re unfamiliar, Josh does some awesome work (Re-grinds, finishing, sharpining, etc)...


Thanks. I’ll definitely check them out. I’ve been talking to Caustic Customs Anodizing. His work is beautiful. I’m going to do a similar pattern to the pic below but with urban camo colors. Dark grey, light grey, black, white.
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gigantore
Off to anodizing tomorrow. Got a couple other things in the works for this one. Should be a cool project.
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