We do not coat sears, springs, bores/chambers or other tolerance critical or high-flex parts. In addition, we do not media blast scopes or other optics and, as a result, there will not be as good an adhesion of the coating to those items.
TOLERANCE: For standard firearms applications it is often problematic to coat both pins and pin holes, as the resulting one (1) mil thickness of the coating when applied to rounded surfaces creates an increase of two (2) mil to the part tolerance and four (4) mil when both hole and pin are coated. This is also applicable to auto-pistol slide and frame fit, such as on tight-fitting 1911’s. We typically plug or mask holes and pins and only coat the pin ends. However, we can coat pins and holes and then custom fit these parts after coating for an additional charge. We recommend hand fitting and lapping for 1911 pistol slides and frames as this will yield a precision fit and can help to tighten loose fitting slide/frame combos.
MARKINGS: For receivers, frames, slides, Picatinny rails which have painted on or lightly laser etched markings these markings will be lost during the surface preparation and coating unless they are machine engraved or stamped. If these markings are of great importance we can mask over them, but those areas in and immediately around the markings will not be coated and, as such, will not blend. Manufacturer’s serial numbers will be masked at no additional charge where needed or coated where possible. Some manufacturer model numbers, name etc which are laser engraved will be masked over. This is per BATFE (ATF) regulations. Please consult us for specific requirements.
Note: There will be a Disassembly Fee assessed for any firearm/partial firearm we must completely disassemble ourselves prior to applying Coating Services.
The New Standard in Bluing! This revolutionary new coating is indistinguishable from traditional bluing but wears like DuraCoat®. Simple spray application eliminates need for dangerous and expensive chemicals. No maintenance, no oil, yet never worry about rust.
Cerakote H- Series coatings are durable corrosion-resistant and provide unparalleled levels of hardness and adhesion. These coatings are also resistant to most solvents and chemicals. The foundation for Cerakote H-Series coatings is a unique ceramic technology that imparts both flexibility and excellent wear resistance to the final coating. H-Series is the most durable of the standard Cerakote family of coatings and provides the best performance in hardness, wear and scratch resistance, adhesion and rust resistance. It can withstand heat up to 500°- 600° and comes in the widest range of colors. Therefore, we use the H-Series wherever possible. However, it’s a two-part heat cure finish and, therefore, cannot be applied to optics and other items or substrates which cannot, or should not be cured at the required temperatures.
Cerakote Elite Series:
Cerakote has taken the industry leading performance of Cerakote H-Series to the next level and improved hardness, abrasion resistance and lubricity, all in a thinner application. They have accomplished this by developing an advanced resin technology that enables the incorporation of the highest performance engineered ceramics. Elite Series is available in a handful of colors for those that want the most durable coating made.
Cerakote C- Series Ceramic Coatings will perform at temperatures up to 2000F and set the industry standard in high temperature coatings. C-Series coatings are a line of air cured, ready to spray ceramic coatings. For high-temp applications such as suppressors and machine-gun barrels, Cerakote™ C-Series has no equal. It’s available in a wide range of colors to match the overall finish requirement of the firearm or weapons system. We also use C-Series to coat scopes and other optics, as well as fiberglass and items and substrates which cannot be baked. It is not as durable as the H-Series and is less scratch and wear resistant. The primary application is optics, electronics and fiberglass stocks which cannot be heat cured.
KG Gunkote 2400 Series:
The 2400 Series Gun Kote is a hard, abrasion resistant coating which meets and exceeds all military and aerospace specifications for protective coatings. With a pencil hardness of >9H, the 2400 Series will flex with a 180 degree bend. The 2400 Series Gun Kote is formulated to provide excellent impact resistance, lubricity, heat dissipation, chemical and corrosion resistance, durability and scratch resistance. The cured coating will not attract dirt or debris.
KG Gunkote 2500 Series:
The 2500 Series Metallic Gun Kote is a hard, abrasion resistant coating using metallized pigments to achieve a beautiful classic finish. With a pencil hardness of >9H, the 2500 Series will flex with a 180 degree bend. The 2500 Series Metallic Gun Kote is formulated to provide excellent impact resistance, lubricity, heat dissipation, chemical and corrosion resistance, durability and scratch resistance. The cured coating will not attract dirt or debris.The 2500 Metallic coatings are formulated using metalized pigmentation to add a special effect to the finish.
Gun Candy is one of the newest innovations in custom coatings. Designed to give whatever applied to a beautiful look. Available in both solid colors and color shifting variations that seemingly change appearance depending on angle and lighting when looking at it. Gun Candy requires a durable basecoat such as Cerakote or Gunkote to be applied before coating. The appearance of the Gun Candy in indicative to the color of the basecoat. Due to this two part process, Gun Candy will be charged as a second color when asked for.
Similar to Gun Candy, Warlock's Pigmy Pigments are available in numerous colors both solid and color shifting. Again, Pigmy Pigments like Gun Candy, require a basecoat to be used before applying making it a two color process and will be billed accordingly if asked for.
Hydro dipping (also known as immersion printing, water transfer printing and hydro imaging ) is a unique process that allows you to apply graphics to almost any three-dimensional object. There are many different materials (substrates) the film can be applied on such as plastic, metal, wood, and more.
Though Hydro Dipping is not known for its durability, you are able to get images and patterns with it that simply would be difficult to achieve with other coating processes, as well as be cost prohibitive. Applying a clear topcoat over the hydrographic will increase durability.
Keep in mind when hydro dipping, that if water would damage the item any other time such as with electronic devices, then you do not want to dip it as the item will be fully submerged under water.
All engraving is done using a high quality, high powered laser.
Laser engraving allows for crisp clean image transfer and is the leading type of engraving amongst the gun industry and marking industries today. We are able to engrave polymers as well as most metals. To see what types of services we currently offer as well as which image files we support, please visit the engraving section listed on our Services Page. Don't forget to visit our gallery to see some examples of our work if you need some ideas for your next project.
Listed services are not all inclusive. If you don't see something listed on our site, reach out and we will gladly let you know if it is a service we can provide...or at the very least, we will try to point you in the right direction to get the job done.