Cerakote tip: Clean out your ejector hole before final assembly

You'll be surprised how much abrasive, in this case aluminum oxide, can find itself in small openings. I always follow up with some compressed air.

Even when I am very careful prepping metal work, abrasives have a habit of getting into hard to reach places.  I always use a drill bit to clean out my ejector holes on my bolt action rifle bolts.

During the reassembly process you may have problems getting your ejector and ejector spring back into your bolt.  Don't cut the spring.

During the reassembly process you may have problems getting your ejector and ejector spring back into your bolt. Don’t cut the spring- there is probably some abrasive in the hole.  Blowing this out with your air compressor will not always work.

Use a drill bit a little smaller then the ejector hole to clean it out.  Twist the drill slowly by hand.

Use a drill bit a little smaller then the ejector hole to clean it out. Twist the drill slowly by hand.

You'll be surprised how much abrasive, in this case aluminum oxide, can find itself in small openings. I always follow up with some compressed air.

You’ll be surprised how much abrasive, in this case aluminum oxide, can find itself in small openings. I always follow up with some compressed air.