Spectrum Shares Cerakote Secrets Other Gun Coating Companies Don’t Tell You

The closest product in the market to Cerakote is powder coating. The specification of applying it suggests the powder should minimally be 2/1000” (2 mils). On the other hand, Cerakote flourishes at half of that application (1 mil). To say that the thickness or thinness is fifty percent less certainly broadens the use of Cerakote on bits, parts, and pieces of a firearm. That is just one of the many reasons it is so popular among gun enthusiasts.

Spectrum's steps to the application process for a Cerakote gun, are relatively straightforward:
Disassemble
Sandblast
Clean
Spray, and
Bake/air dry

The way we do it at Spectrum Coating Enterprises should be the same way any competent gunsmith does it. But, of course, when it comes to taking apart and putting back together your rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver, being easy doesn’t actually imply perfection. That is because guns are designed to be tight, and the way parts fit is everything.

Anyone can buy Cerakote, but the parent company NIC Industries, Inc., did not design it to be a do it yourself coating process. That's because they believe that the mark of a top-quality application is relevant to the ability, skill, and experience of the professional doing the coating work. Just like painting your house or car, when you go the cheap route or do not prep the parts properly before applying most coatings, there will likely be problems with the durability and the longevity of the product. Like Cerakote completes a comprehensive series of tests from each and every batch, our team at Spectrum, has a very rigorous prepping system and zero imperfection mentality.

Cerakote is a Division of NIC Industries, Inc. with a focus on developing and manufacturing the highest performing line of ceramic coatings in the world. The finishes are used by more manufacturers than any other firearm coating making Cerakote a world leader in the coatings industry. Another reason we know it is a superior product. Cerakote is a professionally applied finish.

When correctly used, Cerakote does not cover up engravings or change the accuracy of your shot - two other reasons gun owners prefer it to powder. With use, some wear does occur. But, Spectrum is so sure of the team's training, that we offer a lifetime guarantee against chipping, cracking, peeling, and flaking of the H-Series Cerakote. Of course, this does not cover the actual firearm or any abuse or misuse by the customer.

Spectrum Enterprises, Inc. is proud to have participated in Cerakote’s educational program - a very in-demand certification process. As well, we continue to pursue advanced training to serve our customers better. We welcome you to ask us questions about Cerakote and any other gun coating process. We don't have any real secrets around here except that we take our work seriously, provide quality products, and do our best to make customers happy every day. Call us or stop by the shop in Cocoa, Florida, to physically touch the coatings and see all colors in the newest H Series swatch set.