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Old 05-05-2014, 02:25 PM #1
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Cerakote?

Has anyone here used cerakote to color their guns or accent kits or even heard of someone doing it? If so how did it turn out? And would you recommend it to be done? Is it a smooth finish and how durable is it? Thanks for any help!
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:45 PM #2
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i know that it is extremely durable - Oakley uses it on their Standard Issue military glasses...it is also used on alot of firearms
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:13 AM #3
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An Australian store, paintballshop.com cerakotes a few of their LV1's and GEO3's.

For durability, the thing is insane - the finish is interesting to say the least. You have to remember that cerakote is essentially ground up ceramic and epoxy. A gun does have to be stripped of anodizing first though.

I've heard of some success with hydrodip + clear cerakote over the top for some truly custom jobs though.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:54 PM #4
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It really is not the best options for paintball guns. It is tough in the sense that is it is hard, and tough to cause a total finish failure with just drops. However it will scratch and scuff easier than expected. The biggest problem though is that it is fragile in the sense that it has no give. If there is any flex it will crack and start to flake off. I have been cerakoting for years for the motorcycle and automotive industry and I have done several of my own guns, but I would personally not use it on a paintball gun. It is great in the other applications but most would not be happy with it with this use.
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Old 03-07-2016, 03:10 PM #5
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It really is not the best options for paintball guns. It is tough in the sense that is it is hard, and tough to cause a total finish failure with just drops. However it will scratch and scuff easier than expected. The biggest problem though is that it is fragile in the sense that it has no give. If there is any flex it will crack and start to flake off. I have been cerakoting for years for the motorcycle and automotive industry and I have done several of my own guns, but I would personally not use it on a paintball gun. It is great in the other applications but most would not be happy with it with this use.
This is not true at all actually. I apply cerakote and it will bend an extreme amount without cracking. It is also highly scratch resistant. Maybe you are using an incorrect mix? At least from my personal experience I have found cerakote to be extremely durable and flexible.
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I have had a few of my AR's and one of my 1911's Cerakoted with great results. I am not sure why the process would not work on markers.
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:25 PM #7
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make of it what you will but at one point bob long was considering cerakote as an option on his markers. and a test insight was done by a reputable cerakote company. needless to say i purchased said insight for 250$ when the going rate for an insight was 600. and had to sand out the entire marker because the finish was ruined after very little play time. cerakote is great for steal not so great for aluminum and once it starts flaking you cant just strip it off it has to be sanded
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