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Old 02-07-2016, 04:23 PM   #1
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Any thoughts/experience with Cerakote on your Sig? How is it holding up? What did it cost to have it done? Just curious?
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Had the slide on my P938 Cerakoted just before Christmas last year. I realize it hasn't been that long but carrying it just about every day I haven't seen any signs of wear.
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Any thoughts/experience with Cerakote on your Sig? How is it holding up? What did it cost to have it done? Just curious?
I Cerekoted a P-6 3 years ago and it is doing just fine. Less rub marks than Nitron.
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I am not a big fan of cerakot. I will do it tho to the firearm that have damaged finish etc. Btw, depending part of TX you are, I can recommend you folks who doing really awsome cerakot jobs
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I have some Cerakote work done on a couple of guns and thus far the experience has been good. Currently, the fella's at Cave State Customs in Missouri have my P220 Carry for some Cerakote work. Check them out, they do a a really cool "Battle Worn" finish.
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I am not a big fan of cerakot. I will do it tho to the firearm that have damaged finish etc. Btw, depending part of TX you are, I can recommend you folks who doing really awsome cerakot jobs
Sorry to pull this post from the dead... I'm in TX. Could you recommend me some folks? Thanks bud
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Sorry to pull this post from the dead... I'm in TX. Could you recommend me some folks? Thanks bud
Sure, no problem - I will PM you
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I checked on prices locally (central Texas) and even though Cerakote gets great reviews I decided to pass.

With disassembly, Cerakote and reassembly it's almost $200.

The finish on my 226's is very good condition, I was just "kicking tires" because a charcoal gray 226 would be pretty cool.
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Anyone you recommend in the Houston Area?
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Call me old fashion but I am not a big fan of painted finishes (just my opinion). But hey different strokes for different folks. With that said I had it done several times on a slide and could never get the look\color I wanted.

I would not use any strong cleaners on a cerakote paint job. It could damage the finish. I was using Eezox and the paint started to crack and peel. Not knowing Eezox was the culprit, I had the slide redone and it happened again. Third time I got suspicious and used break free after shooting and it was fine until I had it refinished in chrome.

A slide may cost anywhere from $60-80 dollars. Not sure about the frame. These guys normally charge you to take it apart too. I'd find someone with an excellent reputation because there are a lot of inexperienced DIY hacks out there. If you are sending the entire gun or frame - make sure the guy is an FFL.

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I have had several firearms finished in Cerakote and have absolutely no regrets. I like that I can personalize them to exactly what I want. Cerakote is a self lubricating and extremely tough finish, and it is much thinner than many other coating so it won't fill in any engravings like rattlecanning or Duracoat will do. I have just sent my MPX to be done in Sniper Grey to match my Silencerco Hybrid that I will be mounting on it.
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This is a good thread. I've been wondering about these finishes as well. I'm reading a lot about both of these firearm finishes lately. The problem is I'm not familiar with many of them. Can anyone shed some light on these coatings who has guns treated with them? From what I've been able to gather, Duracoat is a type of high tech Epoxy paint. Where as Cerakote is more involved, and supposedly much more durable as far as resistance to oils, solvents, and the like. Duracoat can be applied at home, where as Cerakote requires a type of "certified service center" you need to send your gun to in order to get it applied, because it's a more involved process.

And then to further complicate things, you have the very popular camo dip finishes. They appear to be a kind of, "liquid decal", or some such. From what I've read, those are the least resistant to oils and the elements because they scratch very easily. When you see photos of guns treated with these finishes, most are new and look really good. I'm just wondering what they look like after a couple of years, and a few thousand rounds of use? Can anyone comment on these finishes who has a lot of experience with them?
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Though I personally don't see the appeal, my FFL -- whom I've known for years even when he was in a different business-- has developed a reputation as THE guy for cerakote in central VA. He's got quite a portfolio from mild to wild. I don't want to shill for the guy, but if anyone is interested, drop me a PM and I'll point you in his direction. He's a good dude who does meticulous work.
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