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I Cerakote for a living. If you never heard of it, it’s a ceramic based coating that is applied at .005” thick. It is extremely corrosion resistant and stands up to a lot abuse. The company introduced some metallic colors finally and so I dug out some old bells from the early 90’s to coat. The black paint LP uses is pretty crappy so applying Cerakote makes it look super slick. It doesn’t affect the tone or pitch at all either. I will probably do some stenciled patterns on other bells and start coating my stands. Let me know what you think!

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Very cool! I bet you could make a little business of buying crappy looking bells for cheap, and coating them in colors to match people’s drum kits.
 

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Nice !! But I would make sure underpainting is really cleaned off to avoid those bits at the top edges ......
The edges are the not so amazing weld job LP does. I have an awesome media blaster that removes all the old surface crap off so what you see is how LP shipped it from the factory. I have some newer LP bells and the welding is still just as crappy. They must hire interns to weld. Lol.
 

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What is Cerakote normally used for?
It was originally a product to coat firearms but now is used on anything from golf clubs, coffee makers, automotive parts, musical instruments, whatever you can think of. I was a gunsmith in my previous life so that’s how I got started. Some of my work are attached. I am an advanced certified applicator and have been coating for 4 years.

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That is so cool! Great job. You could probably get a little extra scratch if you took on some orders/requests.
 

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That is so cool! Great job. You could probably get a little extra scratch if you took on some orders/requests.
Thanks!
I do think about it, time to time. I am so busy with my production level work that I do, but if there is enough interest, I might consider taking on orders.
 

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Two assignments:

1. Coat a cymbal
2. Cook an egg on one of your coated cowbells. (It's supposed to be good for nonstick. Right?)
 

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Two assignments:

1. Coat a cymbal
2. Cook an egg on one of your coated cowbells. (It's supposed to be good for nonstick. Right?)
Lol.

1. It will probably sound like ass. Even at a 1/2 mil thick, it would probably mute the cymbal. But I don’t know. It bonds to the substrate so it might work on just one side. I need to get a super cheap cymbal to test on. If you want to send me a splash size, I’d be happy to test it for you.

2. It would probably cook an egg fine. The trick is keeping the egg on the bell long enough to cook.
 

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