Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

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Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

Post by pbj204 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:53 pm

I got a good deal on a new Save the Ocean solar chronograph in black IP, but I don't like the shiny black. I'm wondering if it could be bead blasted?

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Re: Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

Post by Torrid » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:19 pm

Wouldn’t that likely break through the coating?

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Re: Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

Post by pbj204 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:25 pm

Torrid wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Wouldn’t that likely break through the coating?
Ideally I would like it to break through the coating and just leave bead blasted stainless steel. I would prefer that to the shiny black.

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Re: Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

Post by HapaHapa » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:57 pm

Is there a way to go from gloss black to aged black?
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Re: Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

Post by tattoo chef » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:09 pm

HapaHapa wrote:Is there a way to go from gloss black to aged black?
They could tumble it, much like they do with stonewashed knives.


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Re: Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

Post by Selym » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:18 am

I have a hunch you'd end up with a "distressed" ion-plated surface, which might look cool. I doubt the bead blasting will cleanly remove the ion plating. Go for it!

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Re: Anyone bead blast Seiko black IP coating?

Post by HapaHapa » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:22 am

Selym wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:18 am
I have a hunch you'd end up with a "distressed" ion-plated surface, which might look cool. I doubt the bead blasting will cleanly remove the ion plating. Go for it!
Ala Gruppo Gamma Vanguard vintage aged steel. Also same on one of the newer metal G’s. A very cool PVD look.

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