Dr. Hannibal Lecter: A guy that I personally know that customizes firearms says that if I were
to apply Cerakote or Durakote to a firearm, do not apply it to the inside
of the frame or the magazine well, as it could affect the firearm's
performance. He stated that after Cerkoting his firearm, more specifically,
his Glock 17, he would experience magazine and casing ejection
malfunctions, gravely affecting reliability. Would it be okay to spray the
inside of a firearm or coat its inner components? And if so, besides the
precautions mentioned above, what, precisely, should I be wary of? Thanks!
Rhino Shield Jacksonville: Most people don't understand how well ceramic coatings protect the
Zedhead187: I have a Remington 870 Magpul edition. The factory guy must have bumped the
receiver into something and left a dent/raised area on a 90 degree corner
near the barrel before it was Cerakoted. The raised part is facing out and
drives me crazy. Do you think I can work the ding back down without
damaging the Cerakote? Maybe try a brass punch or ballpeen hammer. Or
should I just call Remington so they can say not a defect your stuck with
N8RV: "Respirator" is misspelled at 5:54 on the video. Good video. Makes me
appreciate what the applicators go through to properly prep and finish a
hashi420man: What hvlp paint gun is recommended for applying cerakote?
T Woogie: if i paint parts at different times due to cost will they match each other?
Bob johnson: can you cerakote weapon lights?
David Swithers: Just a quick text note - at 9:02 the audio is telling us to "...contact the
manufacturer prior to oven curing." The video tells you to do so before
Greg Ewing: Now that I have watched this, I see that one idea won't work. I had hoped
there was a way to apply the clear over a newly blued firearm and get the
best of both worlds.
Would applying the micro-slick to the slide rails of a handgun work well?
I have gotten a little lost on the different curing cycles and physical
properties of the different categories.
Pieter Laubscher: Will enamel based paints sprayed over a matt Cerakote surface, dry and stay
on? - I realize that Cerakote is a ceramic, and any enamel will eventually
wear off. But can you spray enamel over Cerakote? I can't seem to get a
straight answer anywhere.
tumdeax: +Cerakote Is it OK to use 120 grit Silicon Carbide instead of 120 grit
Tim Landers: can you hydro dip cerakote?
Carlos Contreras: +Cerakote when blasting a Free Float quad rail, should the inside of the
rail also be blasted and cerakoted, i find it a bit difficult to get the
paint to reach inside the rail.
VicariousReality7: How does it compare to teflon zink
Mark M: Does anyone know if its safe or necessary to lube your barrel and other
friction points with Cerakote? The information says "self lubricating
compound" but doesn't say definitively weather or not to also add gun oil.
Don't want to damage the finish.
sikkreations: I have a sata mini jet with a 1.2... Can I close the fan an adjust the
material to compensate?
Doctorchops: We don't get to see the finished product?!
Cerakote: 1. You can find the blasting cups on our website cerakote (dot) com - it's
called the Shake-N-Blast Canister. 2. We recommend using a .8mm tip vs. the
1 mm tip. 3. We haven't had any problems with acetone on polymers, but to
be safe we now use Brake-Kleen to degrease and clean components.
Mrcaffinebean: @Smashedupcar300 It's ceramic.
Noobpatty: Think you had a type of 'Over' rather than 'Oven' 9:02 This was pretty
turtlecat77: it's just a paint for a gun.
trevscustoms1: I have a small powder coating oven that maintains 280 degrees at a minimum.
What would be the recommended cure time at this temp?. Obviously I would be
only baking metal parts in my oven. I will be painting multiple colors so
will a five minute flash time be sufficient between colors at 280 degrees?
Thanks in advance.
Doctorchops: I have absolutely no intentions on becoming a Cerakote applicator at any
point in the future, yet I just watched a 10 minute video on that exact
Cerakote: While the C Series is the best performing high temperature coating
available in the industry, the Cerakote H series coating has better overall
performance when used on non- high temp applications under 500F. Keep in
mind that H Series can be used on most firearm components other than optics
and can be cured between 150F and 300F depending on the material being
coated. Please refer to our training manual in the resources section at
cerakote,com for specific cure schedules.
Brandon Grady: That is a SICK video.
Brandon Grady: We have been putting polymers and plastics in the brake Kleen for 5 years
and never had any melt. I wouldn't put any soft rubber in brake kleen.
SpecialAgentOrange1: that oven looks like a rape dungeon lol. Why dont they just bake the parts
in the booths they paint them in?
speed4207: Why is the gen 2 stuff not available to "civilians" Americans?
Donorcyclist: @Cerakote: There's a typo in the caution at the end. The narrator says oven
curing, but the written portion says "over".
Cerakote: H-Series Firearm Coating will handle 400F. We also offer the C-Series
firearm coating that will handle 1800F which is typically only necessary
for full auto applications.
Cerakote: The tank shown in the video can be found on Brownell’s website. The product
is listed under the name “Black Iron Deep Tank” and retails for $84.99. The
mesh basket was custom made to fit the tank and made retrieving parts very
Prismatic Powders: Great training video.
TNT66613: what does cerakote do for your firearm exactly? seems like a lot of prep
and hassle just to paint a firearm with this stuff
TheMusho1: I wanted to see the end finish D:
ZRizzz: What color Cerakote is the Glock slide at 7:40 ?
Cerakote: @Smashedupcar300 CerakoteTM Firearm Coatings is more than paint. The
coating improves performance and reliability over conventional
finishes.CerakoteTM coating technology out-performs any competitive coating
in both laboratory settings and real world applications. If you would like
more information please feel free to contact NIC Industries (866)774-7628.
Cerakote: We recommend an inexpensive blueing tank which can be found at
Cerakote: Cerakote will not adhere to itself once cured, however there are two simple
ways to camo with Cerakote. The first and simplest way is to spray wet on
wet freehand camo and cure all wet on wet coats together. The second way is
to use a pull over netting or stick on templates over a base coat. In order
to keep the base coat from smudging, flash the coating in the oven for 8 to
10 minutes between colors which will dry the coating without curing it. For
any other help with call us at 866-774-7628.
tumdeax: @Cerakote: What is 3M respirator cartridge being used, A Organic Vapor/Acid
Gas cartridge? What is recommended?
Cerakote: Yes, for prep you want to lightly etch with aluminum oxide or garnet sand
(120 grit at 40-60 psi). Preheating the wood may be necessary to remove any
excess oils that have seeped into the grain. We recommend curing at 150*F
for 2 hours after application.
Breakneckhydra1: @turtlecat77 Paint is just color. This is a COATING.
USSNAFU: Another couple Questions. How/Where can i get a set of color Swatches for
Cerakote? What Chemicals do you recommend for equipment cleanup? Thanks!
Cerakote: We recommend the 0.8 tip, a 1.2 will spray out too much material.
Cerakote: C-Series should only be used for high temp applications between 500F. and
1700F, such as full auto and suppressed full auto applications. All other
applications, including semi auto suppressed firearms should be coated with
the H Series Cerakote. C-series should also be used to coat optics and
other substrates which cannot be thermally cured between 150F and 250F.
Cerakote: Cerakote should adhere just fine to the Kydex. Just prep it the same way
you would polymer.
Kaepora Gaebora: Thank you very much, Cerakote looks very promising.
Joe Wakefield: I am having a very hard time finding something to soak barrels in. Do you
have any suggestions on something long and deep enough? Do I have to get
someone to weld one up?
steveday72: Great product. I want to coat my AR upper and lower with this to match
Magpul FDE. There's a typo in the videos though - it's "respirator" not
acrucialdood: Brakleen will melt plastic.
Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.
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