Can you Cerakote a pistol?

FNG Precision Coatings can provide Cerakote handgun coating in a simple single color design with protection from corrosion and abrasion, we also coat in a variety of colors, including several popular camo designs as well as pop culture designs, or your most desired color combination.

What Cerakote is used on guns?

Cerakote is a Polymer-Ceramic Composite Coating (mistakenly referred to as Cera-Coating). While paint is primarily superficial, cerakote adds a permanent layer of ceramic composite to the surface of the gun, providing increased durability and protection….Cerakote or GunSkins?

Longevity: 10+ Years. Longevity: 5+ Years.

How much does it cost to ceramic coat a pistol?

It usually ranges between $25 – $75 depending on the Gun and difficulty. Call for accurate pricing. We have a $50.00 Minimum. At the present time we are running between 12 – 18 weeks out on single or multi color jobs already broken down.

What is the best finish for a handgun?

Black Oxide (Bluing) As one of the least expensive corrosion-resistant finishes on the market, black oxide is often the preferred finish used on gun barrels and small components. Gun oil is important to this type of finish to avoid rusting.

Can I Cerakote myself?

However, should you decide to do the work yourself, there are two formulas of Cerakote: oven-cured and air cured. The former requires baking in an oven, the latter cures in the air. If you decide to apply the finish yourself, it is highly recommended that you DO NOT use your kitchen oven.

Does Cerakote devalue a gun?

Frontiersman. IMO, Cerakote (or any other aftermarket finish) will alway raise the question of why it was done or what is being hidden. It will kill the value of anything collectible, and may or may not affect the value of a shooter.

Is Cerakote stronger than powder coat?

This broadens the applications enormously. When correctly applied, cerakote won’t cover up deep engravings or change the accuracy of your gun. And while powder coating is just 1 mil thicker than cerakote, we’d never comfortably prescribe a powder coat to any firearm. As it turns out, that 1 mil totally matters.

What is the toughest gun coating?

Melonite (also known as Tennifer, the famous coating used on Glock pistols) is by far the toughest finish there is…instead of worrying about scratching you gun, you worry about what your gun is going to scratch.

What is the most durable pistol finish?

Parkerizing (Phosphate Finish) Parkerizing, also known as phosphating or bonderizing, is a gun metal treatment that provides a tougher finish than bluing with an increased resistance to corrosion, nicks and scratches.

How scratch resistant is Cerakote?

Hardness: Test reports have rated cerakote coatings with a pencil hardness of 9H. Other than hardness, there is a scratch resistance rating of 6H. Cerakote ensures that you don’t end up spoiling your firearm because of any scratches or nails.

Can I touch up Cerakote?

(1mL) bottle of Cerakote (a part B catalyst is included with some as not all colors are air cure) to touch up any marks or scratches on your parts during assembly. This eliminates the need for hardner and allows you to reuse the same bottle as often as needed until empty.

Is Cerakote really the most durable finish?

As far as painted finishes go, Cerakote seems to be the most durable. The worn finish might actually look cool though…. I only have one Glock done in Cerakote and it’s not a carry piece at the moment – but it sure looks purdy.

How thick is Cerakote?

The Cerakote finish is thin, measuring only 0.001-inches thick, making it ideal for firearms use. It also bonds well with steel, aluminum and polymer — common materials also used in modern firearm production.

Is Cerakote toxic?

Cerakote is toxic, duh. If you have a home, you can get an old oven at a yard sale for less than 50 bucks, that is now your cerakote oven, you can hang gun parts in said oven using repurposed coat hangers or chicken wire. Acetone is a good and SAFE degreaser.

How does Cerakote work?

Cerakote puts a layer on the outside of the gun that is hard and protective. The ceramic in the Cerakote keeps the gun from getting scratched if it bumps into different things or gets dropped. The thin layer also protects the moving parts from wear.