Where to buy Cerakote?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Good, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Good

    Good Well-Known Member

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    Brownells doesn's have the color I want. Is there anywhere else I can buy Cerakote from? I'm looking for H-240 Mil Spec OD Green. I've searched with Google and can't find another dealer.

    Thanks,
    Tim.
     
  2. barthmonster

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    I'm having the same problem... Hopefully someone knows. Also are you looking for air-dry or 'bake-on'. I noticed Brownells had both types.
     

  3. IdahoCTD

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    NIC Industries in Oregon.
     
  4. Good

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    Bake on.

    Yeah, but you need a secret password or something. Anywhere else?
     
  5. elkoholic72

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    I always buy directly from NIC industries, just call them to set up an account. It is much cheaper if you buy in volume. I try to get 12-24 bottles and occasionally a quart each order. Plus you get free sprayguns!!

    Ben
     
  6. barthmonster

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    like a full-size automotive spraygun or an air-brush of some kind ?

    sounds good, cerakote looks much better than DuraCoat..
     
  7. barthmonster

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    okay I just called them and he didn't want to give me the username and password because they have a NEW website going live tomorrow that doesn't need it.

    He gave me some pointers on the cerakote-redo I want to do on my Glock too.. Guess you need a sand-blaster...
     
  8. Good

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    Yeah, spoke to him also. Said they have been working on the website the last 3 months or so. Website's going to have new videos and all kinds of cool stuff and you won't need to log in to see it all.

    Prices for the H-series are:
    4oz trial size- $35
    pint- 60
    quart- 90ish. I can't remember 90 or 95. :)

    I also need to get access to a media blaster... Hmmm.
     
  9. barthmonster

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    I still think enough 'tooth' could be put into metal parts with the correct grit of sand-paper but he said no of course. Doesn't mean I won't try it. There's a great video of the whole process on youtube, the degreasing looks super-important. $36 isn't bad.
     
  10. Hired Gun

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    You could do no prep at all and it would look good till you start using it. Cerakote with the exact surface prep is the most durable firearm finish you can get. Anything less than the prescribed surface prep will give you less than ideal durability. Sand paper isn't going to cut it. To rough or too fine of media will not work. If you are unwilling to do it right I would save your money and pick up some Krylon or Dura Coat.

    Cerakote cannot be removed by any known chemicals once it's cured and nothing will stick to it so it will need grit blasted anyway when you have to redo it. Might as well order up some 100 to 120 grit garnet or aluminum oxide to start with.

    Nic takes phone orders. This is how we got it before we were certified. You don't need any secret passcode. That section is for access to the certified applicators accounts.
     
  11. Good

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    Hahaha, never even crossed my mind to order by phone. But I want to do it right. No sandpaper for me. That also wasn't part of my thought process.
     
  12. barthmonster

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    in my case (Glock) the dove-tail where the front and rear sights go I'll have to be careful of the coating getting in there or the sights may not go back in.

    Yeah the sand-paper won't work I usually follow instructions to the letter also.

    How are you planning on baking your rifle at 250 ??
     
  13. Good

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    I'm going to build an oven. I'll probably just build an MDF box and use charcoal starters wired to a rheostat for the heating element with a meat thermometer through the lid for temperature readings. We'll see. There are a lot of oven plans on the internet.

    I also plan to do a 1911 and my concealed carry Glock 36. If that was all I was doing I'd probably just bake them in the oven.
     
  14. Good

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    Hardest part for me is coming up with a media blaster. Anyone have any suggestions for that?