Cerakote Gunsmith?

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  1. mtelkhntr78

    mtelkhntr78 Well-Known Member

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    Any recomendations on a Gunsmith that applies Cerakote? I think Score Hi Gunsmithing does but I wanted to see if anybody had any other recomendations. Location doesnt really matter as I was planning on shipping it somewhere anyhow.
    Thanks in advance!
     

  2. elkoholic72

    elkoholic72 Well-Known Member

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    Where are you located?
     

  3. mtelkhntr78

    mtelkhntr78 Well-Known Member

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    Belgrade Montana
     
  4. .30 CAL

    .30 CAL Well-Known Member

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    Jim See of Center Shot Rifles has done 2 guns for me. His work is top notch.
     
  5. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    I would encourage you to seek out a certified applicator. There might be a few good ones right near you.

    NIC Industries - App search
     
  6. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Look up Falcon coat, they are located a few miles from me in c. falls MT. He does a great job. falcongunfinishing.com
     
  7. dogdstr

    dogdstr Well-Known Member

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    Check out Montana gun stock company here in Kalispell MT.Owners name is Darren,he is a friend and he will be doing my Edge when it is done.# is 406-257-2949.Bobby
     
  8. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I dont think he has hardley coated any rifles yet. He is just getting into it.
     
  9. dogdstr

    dogdstr Well-Known Member

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    I have seen several guns that he has done and they looked good.He also does the camo dipping which I had done and it turned out great.Bobby
     
  10. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    I've had a couple different guns Cerakoted. My 6-284 was Cerakoted by the person who built it and I would never have him do another but I recently had Shawn Carlock W/Defensive Edge build me a .223AI and they also Cerakoted it for me and the Carlocks do an AWESOME job of Cerakoting. I have a couple other guns I'm going to have them do for me now too.

    Defensive Edge does an EXCELLENT job and the Carlocks are great people to work with too. I'd highly recommend them!!!
     
  11. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    What exactly is Cera Coating? What are the pros and cons? Thanks
     
  12. Lapua guy

    Lapua guy Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have a good guy to recommend in the Dakotas?
     
  13. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    There are only two shops certified in the Dakotas,

    SCHILLING CUSTOM SERVICE
    Services: Cerakoteā„¢
    Phone: (605) 209-1832
    Address: 14870 229TH STREET
    RAPID CITY, SD 57703

    and

    DAKOTA MACHINE
    Services: Cerakoteā„¢
    Phone: (605) 578-2191
    Email: rodeokids@mato.com
    Address: 20353 AUER RD
    WHITEWOOD, SD 57793

    Proper prep is time consuming and requires expensive materials. It is not uncommon for a non certified shop to cut corners. Be wary of any shop that is not certified. They may have good looking results but if not factory trained and obligated to adhere to proper surface preparation the durability of the coating will suffer.
     
  14. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Cerakote is a professionally applied ceramic based coating. It can be applied to plastic and metals. It is far and wawy the most durable and weather resistant finish you can get. The cons ar once applied the only way to get it off is with an abrasive blaster.

    You can read up on the product and see many samples in the gallery here. Cerakote Firearm Coatings: Home