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Discussion in 'Heat Treating' started by Griff, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Hello all,

    can I just get your thoughts on this. No prompting, not a trick, just want the first thought that comes to mind. This is out of the quench and cleaned with soap, water and scotchbrite pad.

    80crV2 dip coated with Condurzal, first coat was given 24hrs to dry, 2nd coat was given 2 days to dry (only because I didn’t have time to get back to it).

    @John Noon @dancom curious what you guys think as you’ve worked with the stuff. @FORGE Cal not sure if you have, but know you mentioned anti-scale coatings before.

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    let me know,:beer:
     
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  2. Joelsund

    Joelsund Active Member

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    Seems like everyone is scared of you Griff. :roflmao
     
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  3. FORGE

    FORGE Active Member

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    Griff it looks like a hell of a mess and a lot of work to clean up......!!!!!
    That is why years ago I started using a salt pot for my heat treating...... it comes out the same way it went in, nice and clean and NO pitting especially on high carbon blades.
    The guys I know that have been using the Condursal have had great success.
     
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  4. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    @FORGE Thanks Cal. It’s all cleaned up, but it’s a definite fail (no doubt on my part), but being a sales rep in the collision repair industry I do know a think or two about coatings and maybe 3 days total cure time is too long, maybe something starts to break down.

    Anyway the :poop is too expensive not to try again. I have a W2 cleaver and 2 hunters I will try it on before the 440C kitchen knives though. Also I think I am going to spray instead of dip.

    @Joelsund The forum has been quiet. But maybe they thought I didn’t them to say the obvious, “that’s scale Griff!” And more so since I used an expensive anti-scale coating hahaha!

    Also Joel I honestly thought at first, and I think you said something of the same, it looked like the coating blew off in chunks during the quench. Still possible, it was an ugly mess.

    It cleaned up okay…bit further to go

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  5. Joelsund

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    What grit did you have before the coating? if it was polished maybe it just didnt stick well. This was also your second heat treat on the same knife right? did you take off the scale and coating from the first time?
     
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  6. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    @Joelsund 240G

    Blade look pretty much the same. The fact it didn’t look worse / any different after the second means maybe the overnight cure did the trick possibly.
     

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