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Phyllis Rhodes
06-28-2010, 8:54 PM
Do you have to use Cermark on parkerized steel?

Does anybody have a picture of engraved parkerized steel?

Thanks for your help!

Frank Corker
07-05-2010, 8:05 AM
Parkerizing (also called phosphating and phosphatizing) is a method of protecting a steel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel) surface from corrosion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrosion) and increasing its resistance to wear through the application of an electrochemical phosphate conversion coating (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphate_conversion_coating). Parkerizing is usually considered to be an improved zinc or manganese phosphating process, and not to be an improved iron phosphating process, although some use the term parkerizing as a generic term for applying phosphating (or phosphatizing) coatings that does include the iron phosphating process.

I think this would be a 'suck it and see' to find out what happens. You could try without cermark and just engrave a small dot somewhere discreet to see the result.