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Cerakote from a gunsmith point of view

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Gunsmith@A.A.E., Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. Gunsmith@A.A.E.

    Gunsmith@A.A.E. TS Member

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    Well with KG kote, Diamond Kote and Teflon being a thing of the past, I honestly have to say our shop has done more Cerakoteing than hot blueing in the last 6 months since we started to offer this service. To date we have yet to find a product that surpasses the quality of this product when properly applied. We have torched, applied chemicals and strippers and have yet been able to make this product fail! Honestly to date we believe this is as good as it gets! If you have yet to experience the working properties of this finish do your self a favor and research it on your your own. Where ever you elect to get this product applied _ if done properly this will be the the best money spent on a finish that will truly last a life for your firearm.

    Just one Gunsmith`s opinion.

    Ron
     
  2. wireguy

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    I have yet to see any negative commentary on this stuff.
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Does it come in GOLD?

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  4. Gunsmith@A.A.E.

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    All though their stainless finish is as bead blasted stainless looks like I do not believe the gold would fairly represent a true 24 kt gold that most trap shooter are looking for! But yes a gold finish would be available.

    Ron
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  5. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I have first hand experience with Cerakote on an old Perazzi that needed a total refinish.

    A good friend, PerazziBigBore/Mike recommended Cerakote by Kentucky Gun Coating, I took his advise and I was totally happy with the end result. Especially it only cost 1/3 from a regular rebluing job.
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    google "cerakote colors" ............No gold. A few variations of silver.
     
  7. birdtracker

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    Its absolutely the best finish. Would do it again. Birdtracker
     
  8. Martinpicker

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    Does anyone have a ballpark price on having this done to a gun? Jack
     
  9. Johnny

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    Does it chip?
     
  10. slugbug1

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    I think we paid around 350.00 for this. GaryL.
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  11. birdtracker

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    Mine was $390 for everything including my spare trigger and shipping. It cleans very easy. I usually wipe it down with Remington oil. I am pretty careful with my gun so I can't say about how easy or not easy to chip. But I was told it will not come off and has a lifetime warranty. Birdtracker
     
  12. Shooting Jack

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    Ron, when I went to your webb site and selected Cerakote, what should have been pictures is just rectangles with x's in them. Jackie B.
     
  13. billyboy07208

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    Just what is it? nickel/moly?
     
  14. whiz white

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    I have a color that is similar to gold that I just got from them. It is called "Desert Gold" number H-246.

    I plan to do my Glock lower with it. It's a pretty simple process if you follow their instructions. I just did a new lower on my other AR15 in Mil-Spec OD and it is super.

    Jackie: Click the above link. and hopefully you can see the different colors. If you cannot, then you may possibly have to change your Internet Options setting to displace pictures and not just picture place markers.

    Incidentally, if you order the testers, that is more than enough to do one gun.

    Whiz
     
  15. 87AA

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    I agree cerakote is probably the better overall product but it does have it's down side, mainly the fact that it's not as DIY friendly as other coating products.

    Non-licensed users are only allowed to by 4 oz samples and in limited colors. Also the mixing of the two parts can be cumbersome. The correct mixture is 24:1 so high volume mixing is not problem. But if you need just a small amount (say enough to coat a trigger guard) you run into problems mixing the correct amount or you end up with a lot of wasted product.

    With the KG line of products you (the home user) can buy what ever color you like and in what ever volume you like. If you have a small project you simple use what you need and pour the rest back onto the can.

    For my money I'll stick with using the KG line of coatings as it meets all the needs of a target oriented shotgun. Cerakote's properties are great but over kill for non-military weapons. When was the last time your trap gun was subjected to an abundant amount of salt water or emerged in MEK for 24 hours?
     
  16. short shucker

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    birdtracker,

    What color is that on your Ljutic?

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  17. birdtracker

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    I never asked. I wanted it to look like stainless. I shipped the parts to them, they coated it, sent it back. I have been smiling for over a year now! Still looks as if I just got it back. Even powder residue wipes right off from the porting. Mine was done in Pennsylvania. Birdtracker
     
  18. Barry C. Roach

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    3 years on my doubles gun and no chipping. It's the reason I chose Cerakote. No wear spots either. Why would you use a lesser product when you can have the best.
     
  19. Steve W

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    Had this whole gun two tone Cerakote by Kentucky Gun Coating for $175.00 including all disassemble and re-assemble.

    What I also like about them is, the price list on their web site is exactly what you'll pay, no hidden charges. Rick, the owner is a very nice guy to work with. He'll do more than you asked.


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    http://www.kyguncoat.com/

    You can have it in glossy finish too.
     
  20. Gunsmith@A.A.E.

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    Yes this product has highly surpassed our expectations of it`s performance. And the volume our shop has experienced has out weighed our traditional hot bluing. If this is any indication of the future than I would expect all firearms to have this style of ceramic coatings. This stuff is simply amazing!

    Ron
     
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