We use the Cerakote H-Series which is a baked on coating, The Air-Dried C-Series is also available for parts which cannot be baked. It is a very tough ceramic based coating that is very resistant to normal wear and tear such as holstering. It will still wear off over time though if carried constantly, but it is a gradual process because it doesn't flake. To see the available colors please visit our Colors Page.
How Cerakote Works
First off we'll prep the parts as described on our Process Page, Then we'll spray them in the desired color and allow the coating to air dry for a short while. Next the racks are placed into one of our two ovens at between 150 and 275 degrees farenheit. Then within a few hours the parts are ready to be put back into the firearm (after they've cooled down of course).
Cerakoting Plastics/Polymers and Wood
We use the same process as above except plastic parts are baked at the lower end towards 150 degrees or lower to prevent any melting or warping of the parts. Most full polymer frames can be done using this process, there are a few exceptions though that require an air-dried finish. Now believe it or not we have done a wood stock in baked on cerakote before. As long as any and all oil based finishes are removed there aren't any problems with doing them in a similar manner as the plastics.
On some plastics that are softer or older we will use Air-Cure Cerakote to prevent damage to the plastic. Cerakote Air-cure is stronger than Duracoat but not as much as the standard baked on Cerakote.
Cerakote Air Cure
We've started to use Air Curing Cerakote to replace our duracoat services. It is a similar material and has a better strength than standard duracoat in our expierience. It also has a faster dry time allowing us to work at a faster rate. It can be done in all the same patterns and styles as duracoat.