I had a Krieghoff barrel done a few years ago looked good and wears like iron.
JK, the simple answer is that I don't know how much difference in price there was because the receiver and barrel were in rather rough condition. The metal parts need to go through a very thorough degreasing process prior to application of the Cerakote coating and I'm under the impression that many vendors bead-blast the parts to remove surface imperfections and oxidation. I don't recall whether the vendor examined the parts before giving me a price or if we did that over the phone. I know the Model 1100 was more expensive than the Model 870 I had done later, but I think that may have been because the disassembly of the semi-auto was slightly more complex than the pump gun.The 1100 receiver looks great. How much prep work on the receiver to yield such a smooth outcome? Big up charge?
I used local vendors so I could drop off the parts without going through a lot of hassle in shipping. You could use the Cerakote Find an Applicator function on their website or someone close to you may be able to recommend a vendor. I used All Terrain Firearms in Truckee, California for the 870 - John did excellent work. I did get turned down by a couple of large, industrial outfits who weren't interested in a one-off job.Who is the best out there considering the ding fix issue?
I have had several of my shotguns Cerekote'd and could not be happier. They are all in grey or dark colors and look great; the finish has been very tough/long lasting. If you want teal, do it! It will look great...if you can keep your eyes off of it while shooting is the real question.My wife loves and shoots her A400, she recently saw someone Cerekote their O/U and asked about it.
She found a dark teal color that she likes and would like to have it done to make it even more hers however she is worried that she will "squirrel" or get sidetracked.
we both assume it would only take a little time to get used to but I figured I would ask here for any first hand experience.