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Melonite treatment for bumpers

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 95 taco, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM
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    Why has no company offered melonite treatment for their bumpers?
    It is a durable finish.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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    "Houston Plating" offers the process!
     
  3. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:26 PM
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    That's cool, i hadn't really thought of it until I was researching coatings for my AR lower the other night.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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    most companies that offer melonite, charge by the pound. so you can plate as little or much as you want.
     
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    Nickel-Boron would be cool too. Slicker than greased owl shit.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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    I wonder if nickel-Boron would be easier to clean because of how slick it is.
     
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    For sure. I bet you could wash bugs off with a garden hose. I have a spikes NiB BCG and it's tits. A quick wipe down and it's clean.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2014 at 9:09 PM
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    Nickel Boron is rated at 70c where the melonite is rated at 65c (rockwell scale).

    I wonder what the cost/ longevity difference is?
    Is the nickel boron a coating or a actual type of metal?
    If it's a coating does it add to the thickness (Like chrome lining) or is it more like a stain that seeps into the metal to change it (Like melonite)?
     
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    Nib isn't cheap. It is a coating, but a coating made of metal. It does add thickness, but not much. It doesn't flake off like chrome, it adheres to the metal very well. I can run my rifle with no lube for thousands of rounds with no ill effects to the coating, but I usually have a couple drops of frog lube on it.
     
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