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    does anyone know of any type of sealer or protectve coating that i can do to protect stainless belt buckles from light scratching? something like a polyurethane or acrylic?
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  • #2
    Try using a slow curing clear epoxy.

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    • #3
      lacquer is what most use
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      • #4
        You might want to try a matte finish, it wont show the scratches as much. 300 series stainless is tough but is not a hard material and scratches relatively easy. The other grades I know little about.
        The finishes mentioned in previous posts will help.

        just another option to try........
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        • #5
          can you post a pic of a buckle? from a designer and consumer standpoint, i'd rather have scratches than a clear coat that is flaking off. if you are polishing the stainless steel to a mirror smooth finish, no "painted coating" is going to stick to that. maybe a plating process would accomplish this, chrome, nickle. Changing materials and/or a heat treatment to harden the metal beyond the wear and tear of daily use ? again, a photo helps a ton. there isn't one answer to be given the lack of information in your post, we don't know all the details that you know about your product.
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          • #6
            just thought of this
            Clear powder coat. It's a bit though to find but they make it and is very durable
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jimmy_pop View Post
              i'd rather have scratches than a clear coat that is flaking off.
              That's why I suggested epoxy.

              80% of failures are from 20% of causes
              Never compromise your principles today in the name of furthering them in the future.
              "All I ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work." -Sgt. Bilko
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