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I just got some stakes back from being ceramic coated in yellow to make them more visible. (MSR Groundhogs, MSR Needle & titanium J-stakes) I don't see the orange that you typically get very well because of a slight red/green colorblindness. I've also noticed that it comes off eventually. The ceramic should stay on very well and is more visible to me. I'm looking forward to giving them a shot in the field. The guy that did these typically does work in the cycling industry. That's actually how I found him. I've used his coated gears and so far I'm impressed. Don Meredith
Way Cool!Other Colors?Baked On?Electro-Coated?PFM?
Blimey!I wonder what the ceramic coating does as far as bonding to ice goes? Better or worse than Titanium?Cheers
Edited by rcaffin on 05/21/2010 16:56:27 MDT.
Hi Roger,They look like they have been coated by Titanium Nitridehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium_nitrideVery hard stuff, and yes it interesting how they bond to ice.Tony
Edited by tbeasley on 05/21/2010 17:31:59 MDT.
Hi Tony> They look like they have been coated by Titanium NitrideYeah, could be. I do have a vacuum pump, but I think the process may a bit too much to do at home ... :-)Cheers
Its definitely not Titanium Nitride. All kinds of colors are available. I chose yellow to get them to stand out, of course. The guy that did the work for me is RD at
Shawnee Trail Performance Coating
Edited by donmeredith on 05/21/2010 21:40:30 MDT.
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